MUMBAI: FICCI’s Media and Entertainment Business Conclave is all set to kick-off on 1 December at Hyderabad.
The Conclave, will bring together over 800 media and entertainment business people from India and overseas, along with officials of the Andhra Pradesh Government and the Central Government in a bid to deliberate on issues confronting the industry across various states. The business sessions at the Conclave will cover the entire gamut of Media & Entertainment like Films, Broadcast (TV & Radio), Digital Entertainment, Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, etc.
Kamal Haasan, is the Chairman of FICCI Media and Entertainment Business Conclave and under his guidance this is FICCI’s second initiative dedicated to the Southern entertainment industry.
The agenda of MEBC 2010 would be to identify and seek redressal of the issues facing the industry across states. Eminent personalities from the entertainment industry including Kamal Haasan, Yash Chopra, Karan Johar, Allu Arvind, Suresh Babu, Shyama Prasad Reddy, Kingshuk Nag, Sharrath Marar, Ravi Prakash Chowdary, Sanjay Reddy, Sailesh Reddy, Allu Aravind, Senthil Kumar, Mammooty, Mohan Lal, Kiran Reddy, Sai Prasad, G Ramkumar and R Sarath Kumar amongst others will be present at the event.
The conclave will be inaugurated by Dr. K Rosaiah, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Ambika Soni has been invited to deliver the vision address.
The conclave aims to work closely and strengthen links with the sizeable and vibrant Indian Entertainment Industry and help develop its rich potential; take up regulatory issues with the state and central governments; provide a forum for the Government to receive authentic and first hand information on the state of the Indian Entertainment Industry and its problems and prospects; be one of the most prestigious conventions on the Business of Entertainment in Asia and indeed the entire world; the entire gamut of the entertainment industry would be covered at the Conclave, over a period of two days and will be addressed by thought leaders in each field.
The conclave will also offer an opportunity for the Indian entertainment industry to explore its global linkages.
The various sessions, spread over two days will review, analyse and make predictions for the future for the entire gamut of Indian media and entertainment in general, followed by an exhaustive micro-view of South Indian entertainment.
The sessions include: Is Regional TV the ‘NEW’ National TV? and The Royal Middle Path: Safeguarding Vernacular Cinema; Rethinking content : The holy grail of a TV channel’s success.