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Nina Gupta, Guneet Monga in Hollywood Reporter’s women Achievers’ list

By NewsDesk • Published on December 7, 2012

Nina Lath Gupta

NFDC head Nina Lath Gupta and producer Guneet Monga have been featured in the list of 12 outstanding International women achievers in the field of entertainment by American entertainment magazine “The Hollywood Reporter” (THR). The special issue was launched at THR’s 21st annual ‘Women in Entertainment’ breakfast event at Los Angeles, held on 5th December 2012.

Nina Lath Gupta joined NFDC as the Managing Director of the company in 2006, after having served as the Additional Commissioner of Income Tax for 16 years and resigning from The Indian Revenue Service. Within five years of taking charge, Nina has contributed to the drastic makeover in the company, significantly in terms of the turnover from Rs 12 crores in 2006, to Rs 255 crores in 2011- 2012. Recent noteworthy developments at NFDC include the launch of the production and distribution brand- Cinemas of India, launch of NFDC Labs – the training and development division aimed at mentoring mid-level film professionals. Under Nina’s leadership, Film Bazaar, South Asia’s Global Film Market and NFDC’s promotional arm has been gaining prominence as a crucial gateway to Indian Cinema, facilitating international collaborations, financing, distribution and sales, and festival placements for Indian filmmakers.

Guneet Monga

Guneet Monga

Guneet Monga, producer at Sikhya Entertainment and Anurag Kashyap Film, has produced films such as “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Peddlers” and “That Girl in yellow Boots”. “Kavi”, a short film produced by her was nominated for Academy Awards in live action category in 2010.

 The international list of women in entertainment includes:

Shim Jae-myung, Co-founder- Myung Film (South Korea)

Sophie Turner Laing, Managing Director of Entertainment & News- BSkyB (UK)

Dee Forbes, Head- Discovery Networks International EMEA (UK)

Nina Lath Gupta, MD, National Film Development Corporation (India)

Guneet Monga, Producer- Sikhya Entertainment (India)

Mika Morishita, Director- TIFFCOM (Japan)

Satoko Uchiyama, Producer at TV Asahi (Japan)

Ivy Ho, Director-Producer (Hong Kong)

Andrea Barata, Producer (Brazil)

Louise Vesth, Producer (Denmark)

Heather Shaw, Executive Chair- Corus Entertainment (Canada)

Noa Tishby, Actress/Producer (Israel).

For THR’s annual Power 100 issue, editors based their selections on the following: revenue generated for their companies, valuation of assets, number of employees overseen, influence within the film and television industries, ability to get projects green- lighted or proximity to green-light power, general standing and reputation within the entertainment community.


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