Synergy between Production Houses, Film Commissions and State Tourism Boards, essential for promoting Film Tourism: PHDCCI
January 23, 2020
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized the 4th edition of Global Film Tourism Conclave with the theme ‘Experience the potential of Cinematic Tourism’ on 21 January 2020 at Novotel, Mumbai, Juhu Beach. The programme was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Producers Guild of India was the Synergy Partner for the programme.
This week, Finnish Film Affair, FFA, brought a hundred international film professionals to Helsinki to get acquainted with both the film offer and the possibilities of making productions in the city. Possible locations. A different culture. Familiar colleagues in the film industry. Here are some of the reasons why film professionals gather in Helsinki on 17-19. September. Finnish Film Affair is a professional event organized as part of the Love & Anarchy Festival.
While India is creatively stimulating, it also has a reputation as a country that can be difficult to navigate - particularly the process of obtaining shooting permits from a plethora of central and state government agencies, which in the past was notoriously slow and lacking in transparency. The country has 29 states and seven union territories and up until recently, applying for permits across multiple locations could take months.
Rakasree Basu has always been a fan of Saswata Chatterjee. Be it as Tutti Futti in Jagga Jasoos, or Bob Biswas in Shobor, Chatterjee has always been Basu’s favourite actor. So no wonder when this Mumbai based producer, decided to make a children’s movie, instead of taking a leading actor from Bollywood, she decided to return to Kolkata, to her roots.
Now, Saswata Chatterjee — known for a string of powerful roles, be it Shabor Dasgupta or Bob Biswas — has been signed up for an Indo-Danish venture, his first international project. Titled Iqbal and the Indian Jewel, it’s the third instalment of the Iqbal franchise, which is lapped up by the masses in Denmark.
The first season of the “drama with a comedy touch” shot this year in Delhi and will air on Sweden’s SVT starting in early January 2017; producer Malte Forssell told Screen here at Film Bazaar that if the series is well received the second season could shoot later in 2017.