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CineAsia sets exhib salutes

Bijli will receive special achievement award

SYDNEY — The 10th annual CineAsia movie convention, Dec. 7-9 in Bangkok, will pay tribute to leading exhibs in India and South Korea, a vet Indian filmmaker and a lab in Thailand.

The confab will bestow a special achievement award to Ajjay Bijli, managing director of PVR, for his passion to redefine cinemagoing in India. Bijli was the first entrepreneur to build multiplexes in India and recently opened North India’s largest venue, a seven-screener in Gurgaon, near Delhi.

Thailand’s Megabox Cineplex will receive the exhib of the year laurel. Headed by prez-chief operating officer Woody Kim, Megabox has expanded to 48 screens at five locations since it launched five years ago.

Technicolor Thailand, which has grown from a small regional outfit and now turns out release prints for the U.S. majors and producers throughout Asia, is being recognized for its excellence in post-production.

A lifetime achievement award will be presented to producer-director Yash Chopra, of Yash Raj Films, who has made nearly 30 films in a career spanning five decades.

As previously announced, WB Japan managing director Bill Ireton will be feted as distrib of the year.

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