News Date: 18th Nov, 09
The media & entertainment industry will receive a major highlight as the inauguration of FICCI witnessed an informative session.
The inaugural session of the conclave was addressed by Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Smt Ambika Soni, Hon’ble Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. Welcome address was given by Kamal Haasan, Chairman, Media & Entertainment Conclave, FICCI.
Major highlights of the event were:
1.The Centre has extended their help to come down on film and video piracy with a firm hand through a model law. Ms Soni said the Centre would request the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dr. K. Karunanidhi to draft a model law to combat piracy.
2.The I & B Minister also announced that the Union Government would also tie-up with film production companies from all States in a bid to create a robust international market for Indian films.
3.The Minister said that the Government would set up a national institute for animation studies in the 11th Plan period to train people and create expertise.
Mr. K S Sripathi, Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu Government; Mr. Michael Andreen, Senior Vice President, International Production, Walt Disney Studios; Mammooty, Mr. R Sarath Kumar,Mr. A P Parigi, Group Chief Executive Officer (India Operations) Eros International; Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI and Mr. Farokh Balsara, Partner & Director, Ernst & Young were also present..