Realities on Films
Producer - Distributor - Exhibitor
On the 6th June,’06, a truly pioneering feat was accomplished. Some like-minded persons from the Film Industry took an initiative to hold a Seminar on the new realities of the Producer-Distributor-Exhibitor nexus in Films.
This eminent group, pivoted by Shashi Ranjan, successfully endeavoured to gather some of the most renowned representatives of all of the three sectors concerned and brought them on a platform to microscopically examine the scene, in a concerted effort.
The Indian Film Industry is witnessing many-a-change vis-à-vis the Making, Marketing and over-all Quality of Movies. There are Market-surveys aplenty that project a boom on our Film-scene, today. Besides, a number of MNC’s and our own Corporate-sector are also joining in, to take active participation in the Film-Production. On the surface, it is quite apparent that the Film Industry is at the crossroads of a great change. The Distribution-sector was witnessing new realities and situations. The traditional buyers have all but vanished from the scene. The whole dynamics of the Distribution-Exhibition is changing dramatically. This Seminar was an endeavour to analyse these newly emerging parameters of the Producer-Distributor-Exhibitor relationships.
Needless to say, it is only through a churning of ideas in this manner, that the Industry can come up with long-term solutions for ironing out all the issues in the said sectors and pave the way for smoother relationship amongst all the arms of Production, Distribution and Exhibition.
To do this churning, there was a highly distinguished panel of Speakers comprising,(Producers) …
Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhat, Boney Kapoor ,Mukesh Bhat, Shashi Ranjan, Ashok Pandit, Sudhir Mishra, Akbar Khan, Pritish Nandy
(Distributors & Exhibitors) Manmohan Shetty…Adlabs/Fame Cinemas, Ajay Bijli…PVR Theatres, Rajesh Thadani … Nimbus, Rakesh Sippy …B.R.A. Enterprises, Rajiv Malhotra …Yashraj Films, B L Gautam… UTV, Sanjay Jumani … Overseas Distributor, Aroon Sharma …. Inox Theares
There also followed an interaction between the Panel and the pre-eminent audience, consisting of sterling personalities from a cross-section of the Industry. All the pertinent issues were discussed threadbare and rare insights were thrown in, by persons who matter in the field.