Ficci Frames 04 To Focus On Policy, Raising Funds

Mumbai: | Updated: Jan 29 2004, 05:30am hrs
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) will hold FRAMES 2004, its three-day annual convention for media and entertainment in Mumbai, beginning March 15.

Frames 2004 will have discussions on animation, broadcasting, cinema policy, marketing and distribution etc. The event will also feature a trading hub for buyers and sellers to meet and explore various business opportunities.

International panelists will focus on the need to identify and tap alternate means of raising funds globally for film making. Four of the top names from the international film financing space - Alexander Gelderman, Francis Afman, Thierry Baujard and Clare Wise - have agreed to take a look at scripts and projects from India and have confirmed their participation at the event, Ficci Entertainment Committee chairman Yash Chopra said at a press conference here.

SET India chief executive officer and Ficci Entertainment Committee co-chairman Kunal Dasgupta said that the event would have high content-oriented TV panels to share knowledge and information about Indias emergence as a mature cable and satellite market. The fundamental issue being debated across the world is whether content providers or distributors should make more money, he added.

The CASBAA (Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia) session will be held.

Frames 2004 will have a Frames Animation Festival. It will host the best animated Ficci Frames awards. Walt Disney International president Andy Bird will be one of the keynote speakers for the event.