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Frame 2006 kicks off with worldwide participation

Monday, March 20, 2006

Mumbai(UNI): Over one thousand delegates from the glamour world from India and abroad are expected to participate in 'Frames 2006', the mega global convention on the business of entertainment to commerce, here from March 22. The three-day convention will be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi in the presence of Britain's Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell and about 1,200 delegates from the entertainment and business world, the organisers said.

Being organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), 'Frames 2006' will showcase the myriad hues of the industry, including programming for a mass audience, cinema exhibition business, a vision for India as an animation hub, independent film maker versus the studio, financing options for the Indian entertainment industry, managing the international icon brand, VFX in Hollywood movies, emerging revenue options for the industry, focus on radio and animation co-production, digital entertainment, film marketing and distribution, NextGen TV, IP in animation, beyond linear television networks, maximizing the return on investment (ROI) on cinema exhibition, building a valuable gaming market, the future of print media as business, entertainment options for young Indians, the next wave in TV promos, and mobile entertainment.

Living legends of the entertainment world will share their perspectives and vision of the industry with the high-profile delegates like Viacom President&CEO Tom Freston, veteran filmmaker and Chairman of FICCI Entertainment Committee Yash Chopra, Information and Broadcasting Secretary S K Arora, former tennis player and Chairman of Hyde Park Entertainment Ashok Amritraj and FICCI President Saroj Kumar Poddar.

High-power knowledge forums, interactive business sessions, animation awards (FICCI-BAF awards), case study presentations, technology forum, business networking and screening and gala nite are the other highlights of 'Frames 2006'.The business agenda will focus on television, cinema, animation, gaming, special effects, mobile entertainment, broadband and convergence, script writing, radio and media marketing. It is also expected to offer an opportunity to announce business deal of significance at the closing ceremony.

The three-day event will conclude with keynote addresses by the Chairman of Nielsen Media Research International Robert L McCann and Hutchison Essar Ltd Managing Director Asim Ghosh.

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