MUMBAI: Sixteen producers, from the
The event is an important part of Mayor of London Ken Livingstoneâ€™s seven-day mayoral mission to encourage continued growth and collaboration between the
The Tournament, funded by Film London, UK Trade and Investment, and the Mayor of London, was designed by Olsberg SPI and is a two-and-half-day residential workshop that aims to provide its participants with the skills and contacts necessary to participate in co-financing and co-production between the
The seminar will have contests, quizzes and role-plays where producers will be teamed up to solve the sort of practical and business issues they may face whilst working across the two countries.
The producers taking part are, from the UK: Beth Sanders, Crowfoot Films; Deep Sehgal, Avatar Productions; Hal Vogel, Daybreak Pictures; Mark Bentley, Oxford Film and Television Company; Meneka Das, Oceansonic; Nikki Parott, Tigerlily Films; Nisha Parti, Parti Productions; Sulekha Nath and from India: Anjali Bhushan Nugyal, Apricot Sky; Elvis Dâ€™Silva, Thrillpill Design; Madhu Mantena, devilEnt; Manu Rewal, Duniya Vision (India) Pvt. Ltd.; Neerrav Ghosh, Tangerine Digital Entertainment; Rajan Khosa, Elephant Eye Productions Pvt. Ltd.; Sanjeev Sivan, Sanjeev Sivan Entertainment; Mubina Rattonsey, Santosh Sivan Films.
Advisors to the producers at the Tournament come from both countries. From the UK they are: Jeremy Gawade, Founder and Partner of Lee & Thompson Solicitors; James Shirras, Director of Legal and Business Affairs (Europe) For Film Finances; Chris Auty, Producer and Jane Wright, Commercial Affairs and General Manager of BBC Films. The advisors from
Film London CEO Adrian Wootton said, “
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Olsberg SPI chairman Jonathan Olsberg said, “This is an important time of opportunity for Indian and British producers to forge stronger relationships with each other. When we’ve run this event between other countries in the past, it has led to new partnerships and creative collaborations. We are particularly excited to bring the Tournament to Mumbai at this exciting time for the international film industry.”