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5th Edition of Indywood Film Market Inaugurated In Telangana

5th Edition of Indywood Film Market Inaugurated In Telangana

The 5th edition of Indywood Film Market “IFM-2019” was successfully inaugurated in Hyderabad. After the incredible reception from the film industry experts last year and on popular demand, IFM, this year was a 2-day event, which was on 20th and 21st of November, 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. The event was inaugurated by the I T Minister of Telangana, K. T. Rama Rao.

After roaring success exhibited in the previous 4 editions, IFM was much bigger, better, and stronger. It Showcased a perfect amalgamation of technology cum entertainment. Indywood Film Market is always focused on exposing participants to a plethora of investment opportunities. Delegates were seen engaging in meaningful discussions with domestic and international investors, showcased their services through sophisticated exhibition spaces and also were seen networking with top-notch stakeholders of the film industry, and also enhanced the diversity of perspective and content presented.

For its fifth season, IFM focused on 4 major product categories. The market served as a convergence point for global buyers and sellers with an expected turnout of 5000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors.; 500+ potential investors; 100+ country representatives and achieved 20,000+ footfalls. The event also dedicated special pavilions for film associations and organizations where they were, they got an opportunity to meet, discuss and connect with like-minded people. The major participants included Camera & Lighting brands; Animation & Software brands; OTT & Content Platforms; Shooting Equipment; Film Associations; Film Institutes; Tourism Boards & Commissions.

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

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Indywood Distribution Network with Bala’s Theatrical Rights successfully enters the second week of its run in UAE and GCC Countries

Indywood Distribution Network with Bala’s Theatrical Rights successfully enters the second week of its run in UAE and GCC Countries

Dubai: It has been a week since the release of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala is running successfully in the box-office. The movie continues in a good number of screens in the UAE and other GCC Countries with high occupancy. The film has been well received with positive reviews and praises have been showered upon the actor.

‘Bala’ is Ayushmann’s biggest release till date. The film released across 3000 screens in India and more than 550 screens in the overseas markets.

Indywood Distribution Network owns the distribution rights of the overseas market and is all set to release the movie in Saudi Arabia on 14th November.

Ayushmann Khurrana, who has given 6 consecutive hits, is coming back to the screen after a brief break with Bala. The actor will be joined by two of his phenomenal co-stars Bhumi Pednekar and YamiGautam.

Actors Seema Pahwa and Javed Jaffrey also play a pivotal role in the film. Bala attempts to take a satirical twist on a middle-aged man suffering from hair receding through slapstick comedy.

Bhumi will play his love interest in the film. Helmed by director Amar Kaushik, the movie is produced by Dinesh Vijan.

CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

Sajid Javid The First British Asian Chancellor Of The Exchequer Is Ranked First On The Annual List Of The 101 Most Influential Asians In Britain

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP has retained the top spot on the GG2 Power List, the definitive ranking of the UK’s most powerful Asians. The annual publication, which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards, has been published for the 9th year and features the UK’s 101 most recognised and influential Asians from a wide range of sectors.

On topping the annual GG2 Power List, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

Javid retains the top position he achieved last year after being named Britain’s first Asian Chancellor in July 2019. Together with Home Secretary Priti Patel, who features at number 2 on this year’s list, the pair represent the first time that two out of the top four cabinet positions have been occupied by politicians of Black or Asian heritage.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “In occupying their current positions in cabinet both Sajid Javid and Priti Patel have demonstrated that the Asian community can provide Britain with formidable leaders. Sajid Javid has excelled as the first British Asian Chancellor of the Exchequer and deservedly retains the top position in our annual GG2 Power List and following closely behind Priti Patel, who became the first British Asian female Home Secretary earlier this year. They are leading the way in shaping Britain’s future and are role models for future leaders from our community.”

The Top 10 sees a climb to 3rd position for activist and businesswoman Gina Miller, who has been an ever present force in UK politics this year as Britain prepares to exit the European Union. Miller, who is of Indian descent, has successfully tabled legal challenges against parliamentary procedures around Brexit. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at number 4 remains a highly influential figure, since becoming the first Muslim Mayor of a major European city, Khan has remained a key advocate for London and its business interests globally.

For the second year in a row, Hollywood star Riz Ahmed features in the top 10 (ranked 8) as the only figure from entertainment and the arts. The award-winning British actor has wowed audiences and critics alike with his recent performance in Sound of Metal, whilst remaining a strong voice for on screen representation and diversity in the arts. Joining him in notable positions are the likes of Romesh Ranganathan (15), Jameela Jamil (16), Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal (21) and new entrant British-Indian actress Naomi Scott (27) who impressed as the iconic Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin this year and is soon to be seen in Charlie’s Angels.

The Top 10 features Neil Basu (5), Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations for the Metropolitan Police. Basu took up this position last year and is responsible for leading counter-terrorism policing nationally, widely regarded as the toughest job in British policing. Rishi Sunak, climbs 37 places from last year (44-7) due to his new position as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Notable new entries on this year’s Power List include Munira Mirza (18), director of the Number 10 Policy Unit; Mohit Bakaya (20), controller of BBC Radio 4; Amika George (32), the 19 year old activist who set up the #FreePeriods petition; and the Kamani family (36), founders of trailblazing online fashion brands Boohoo.com and Pretty Little Thing.

The GG2 Power List is revealed at the GG2 Leadership Awards. On another glittering evening, hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent community leaders and achievers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities were celebrated.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group adds: “This year’s GG2 Power List has once again revealed the incredible influence and contribution the Asian community makes to British society, business and culture. Whilst the top 10 features prominent politicians and policy makers during a crucial period in British politics, the entire list demonstrates the incredible strides that Asian entrepreneurs and philanthropists are making, the impact and influence of talented British Asian personalities in the arts, media and entertainment, and the achievements of Asian professionals in the legal and medical fields. The Power List showcases how invaluable the Asian contribution is across a wide spectrum of areas.”

UK’s BAME LEADERS CELEBRATED AT THE 21st GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

UK’s BAME LEADERS CELEBRATED AT THE  21st GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Chancellor Sajid Javid retains top position on GG2 Power List

The 21st GG2 Leadership Awards celebrated the achievements of some of the UK’s most prominent ethnic leaders on a glittering evening. The GG2 Leadership Awards showcase ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. This year’s winners once more proved to be torchbearers for ethnic communities and leadership in their respective fields.

The prestigious GG2 Hammer Award, an accolade presented to a high achieving individual who has shattered the proverbial glass ceiling, was given to Nitin Paranjpe, global Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. His success and achievements at one of the world’s most valuable companies were celebrated on a night when some of the UK’s most successful leaders from diverse communities were honoured for their achievements.

The GG2 Man of the Year was awarded to Viswas Raghavan, CEO of JP Morgan (EMEA), honoured for his formidable leadership of one of the world’s most recognised investment banks.

Poppy Jaman, CEO of City Mental Health Alliance and one of the UK’s most prominent advocates for mental health collected the GG2 Woman of the Year award. Coincidently, she was honoured on World Mental Health Day, and on collecting her award said: Poppy Jaman quote TBC

Chief guest on the night Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, retained the top position on this year’s GG2 Power List, a glossy annual publication which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards and profiles the 101 most influential Asians in Britain. Javid became the first British Asian Chancellor earlier this year and alongside Home Secretary Priti Patel, ensures that two of the four top positions in the cabinet are occupied by British Asians for the first time.

Sajid Javid said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

On a glittering evening hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community leaders and achievers were celebrated.

Winners on the night included GG2 Pride of Britain Award winner Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London; Media and Creative Arts winner Mohit Bakaya, controller of BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra; and Outstanding Achievement in Science winner Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics at University of Cambridge.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “This year’s winners are an exceptional group of individuals who have excelled in their relevant sectors and have become successful and inspirational role models for their communities and wider communities around the UK. The GG2 Leadership Awards remain an important event which celebrates diversity in the UK. Our nominees and winners have shown tremendous achievements which have made a positive impact on the country.”

This year’s nominees and winners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and professionals from the fields of business, politics, creative arts, media, medicine and law were celebrated.

The GG2 Leadership Awards and the reveal of the GG2 Power List were a culmination of a day in which the GG2 Diversity Conference also took place and saw both corporate and community leaders come together to discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in the UK on a variety of panels.

GG2 Leadership Awards 2019 – The Full List Of Award Winners

  1. GG2 Spirit in the Community Award

Awarded to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community.

Eartha Pond, Educator and Councillor, QPCC

  1. GG2 Young Journalist of the Year

Awarded for outstanding work in the media.

Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe, Reporter, Liverpool Echo

  1. GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award

Awarded for exemplary achievement in the creative industries.

Mohit Bakaya, Controller, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra

  1. GG2 Inspire Award

Presented to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community, which has served to inspire young people.

Cemal Ezel, Founder and CEO, Change Please

  1. GG2 Achievement through Adversity

Awarded to an individual who has achieved a high level of success despite difficult

circumstances.

Nicki Donnelly, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Disability Rights Consultant

  1. GG2 Young Achiever Award

Presented to a young person aged 35 or under who has demonstrated outstanding

leadership, brings about change and who is an inspiration to communities.

Kriti Sharma, Founder, AI For Good Ltd

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Science

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of science.

Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics, Universirty of Cambridge

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Law

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

Ayesha Vardag, Founder and President, Vardags

  1. GG2 Social Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a cause-driven individual or organisation who has made an outstanding and meaningful contribution to society.

Randeep S Lall, Co-Founder, Trustee and Global Operations Director, NishkamSWAT

  1. GG2 Pride of Britain Award

Awarded to an individual for their outstanding contribution to society.

Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London

  1. GG2 Woman of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement. 

Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, City Mental Health Alliance

  1. GG2 Man of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement.

Viswas Raghavan, CEO JP Morgan (EMEA)

  1. GG2 Hammer Award

Awarded to an individual who has broken through the glass ceiling.

Nitin Paranjpe, COO, Unilever

Notes :

Established by Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house, the Asian Media Group, the annual GG2 Leadership Awards highlights and showcases ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. Held annually, and now in its 21st year, the winners, recognised for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields, will be announced at the gala event in front of guests from the fields of entertainment, politics, media and industry.

The Asian Media Group publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA. The company host a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.

Previous recipients of the GG2 Hammer Award include Baroness Shriti Vadera, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, acclaimed journalist Amol Rajan and Britain’s current Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

Indywood Distribution Network Bags Rights To Distribute Prassthanam – Releasing Soon In GCC

Indywood Distribution Network Bags Rights To Distribute Prassthanam – Releasing Soon In GCC

Indywood Distribution Network now owns rights of distribution of the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film ‘Prassthanam’ and would be released in GCC soon.  The much-awaited trailer of Sanjay Dutt’s Prassthanam was released on 29th August, 2019 and the film promises a lot of action and twists. The film, which is the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film of the same name, also features Manisha Koirala, Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur.

The original Telugu film-Prassthanam featured Sharwanand, Sai Kumar, Sundeep Kishan and Ruby Parihar in pivotal roles. It was directed by Deva Katta, who has also helmed the Hindi version. Produced by Maanayata Dutt (wife of Sanjay Dutt), the remake of Prassthanam will open in theatres on September 20.

The trailer which was released, shows a child asking Sanjay Dutt’s character about the morality behind lord Rama killing Ravana and shows Sanjay Dutt fighting goons. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Baldev Pratap Singh, the head of a political family, and his two sons (played by Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey) fight against each other to carry forward his legacy. Jackie Shroff proves his loyalty to Sanjay Dutt by supporting him throughout the political war.

Chunky Panday also plays a prominent role in the movie and shows a head-to-head political battle along with Sanjay Dutt with a glimpses of Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey and Amyra Dastur.  The plot of Prassthanam touched upon the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata to depict the choice of war between right and wrong even in this era.

With the intention to support art worth movies and share it worldwide, Sohan Roy’s Indywood Distribution Network(IDN) focuses on 40 countries which includes U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and many other. Recently IDN successfully released a Marathi Movie named ‘ BABA’ in South Korea and it was the first Marathi movie which was released in the country.

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