MUMBAI

Indywood honours journalists

The media professionals were felicitated for their contribution to the film industry.special arrangement

The media professionals were felicitated for their contribution to the film industry.special arrangement  

After ten years of research, Project Indywood launches Mumbai chapter

Popular film journalists Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra, and print journalist, Namrata Joshi were among several print, visual and online media professionals felicitated on Monday evening with the Indywood Media Excellence Award for their contribution to the film industry.

The award was presented by Project Indywood -- a $10 billion consortium comprising 2,000 corporates. Noted filmmaker and journalist, Amit Khanna and veteran journalist, Ali Peter John received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also present were Asit Kumar Modi, founder of Neela Tele Films ( Taarak Mehta Kaa Ooltah Chashmah ); Lt. Commander Anil B Nair, CMD of Goa-Malayalee newspaper and security agency Thunder force; and Sreejith Rameshan, RTI and social activist.

Addressing the audience, chief guest, Sohan Roy, founder director of Indywood Film Carnival, said, “After almost 10 years of research, the concept of the event was launched last year in the Malayalam film industry and then was introduced in Ramoji Film City.” He added that with the help of money, technology, industry support and talents, his company’s vision is to overtake Hollywood in five years. Mr. Roy continued, “Our C class theatres are almost closed down, 90 per cent of the producers are bankrupt and not even one investment company is interested in investing in Indian film industry. We need to change. Cinema is in our blood. It integrates India.”

The third edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be held from December 1 to 4, 2017, at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.

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