Indian Cinema resides in South and it has a found a place of pride in the country’, said Chairman of Media Entertainment and Business Conclave(MEBC) and noted film personality Kamal Haasan.
Inaugurating the 4th edition of the two-day Media and Entertainment conclave in Chennai today, he said, ‘MEBC will commemorate the 100 years of Indian Cinema’.
Speaking on the objective of the conclave, Kamal Haasan said, ‘the objective is to streamline business environment for the maximum benefit of the industry stakeholders and look in to the status of the industry like projects, future growth paths and to suggest measures to overcome various roadblocks’.
He also said, ‘focusing on hands-on training to develop skills in one of the key objectives of the meeting’.
‘A plethora of interesting and interactive workshop on producing and making digital films, international films screen writing, visual effects will be conducted by leaders and renowned experts in the field’, he said.
Speaking on the robust growth of South Indian films contributed by stalwarts in various formats, the actor said, ‘stalwarts in the South film industry have immensely contribute to both art and commercial cinema. and the industry contributes 65 to 70 per cent of films made in the nation’.
Driven by high demand base and technological advancement, the industry is poised to grow exponentially.
‘The Media and Entertainment industry in South is estimated at Rs 21190 crore and is expected to grow at 14 per cent CGAR by 2016’.
Speaking on the occasion Oscar winning director and producer, Hollywood Barrie Osborne of Lord of the Rings fame said, ‘the conclave is an opportunity to enrich our cultures by learning the art of film making from each other and to keep up the passion of film making by working together’.