The Ficci Frames Market brings together international companies with Indian outfits to buy, sell and make deals for content (runs concurrently with main event).European Co-Prod Lounge One-on-one meetings with EurIndiaMedia directors (the official representative of the European Film Commission Network) for selected applicants to determine the viability and universal appeal of their projects. MASTER CLASSES • Screenwriting for the TV Audience, with Tim Kring (“Crossing Jordan,” “Heroes,” “Touch”) • Seymour Stein, VP of Warner Bros. Music, leads a class on the effective use of music in cinema. • Engaging diaspora audiences is the topic that filmmaker Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) will tackle. • Glenn Bartlett, creative director, Turner Intl. Asia Pacific, talks toons. Shoot at Site, March 15 This new initiative marries tourism and entertainment in a one-day workshop about location shooting in India. KEY SESSIONS The confab hosts talks on many issues impacting the global media business, including: •Engaging a Billion Consumers in Media and Entertainment session explores the key theme of Ficci Frames 2013 — the most effective and profitable ways to engage the vast Indian audience through various platforms. n•What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Apps World, which explores the best ways to monetize and develop new ideas. •The Emerging Ecosystem: the Gaming Industry in India. Startups, venture capital and growth of the games business is a hot topic everywhere, especially in India where the sector is booming. n•Unleashing the Power of Data looks at the role analytics plays in the decision-making of producers, distributors, marketers and advertisers. The Animated Frames Awards The BAF honors have grown to encompass awards in vfx and gaming. Kudos will be handed out March 13.
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