Tapping a vast market


India is in the midst of an entertainment biz boom that has been so sudden and swift over the past year that it’s difficult to assess which companies have emerged as the core movers and shakers…

Amblin bows play grants


After months of negotiations, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and the Off Broadway company Playwrights Horizons have announced the first playwrights to receive $10,000 commissions for new…


B V connection


Formed two years ago, Buena Vista Television India is one of the few regular suppliers of programming to the government network Doordarshan. A co-venture with Modi group, BITVI sources product from…

Cashing in on nat’l pastime


India has an estimated 13,000 movie screens and an average per-capita attendance rate of nearly six visits to the cinema a year. It ranks second among all nations in admissions, behind China. In…

Multiplying multiplexes


The state of Indian exhibition will be revolutionized by the Modi/United Artists Theater Circuit co-venture, which aims to build at least one multiplex consisting of eight to 12 screens in every…

Venturing into New World


Modi Enterprises recently inked a deal to set up a co-venture with New World Entertainment to produce and distribute programming for the fast-growing Indian market. The new company, called Modi New…

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