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Indywood Billionaires Club Demands probe on V G Siddardh’s Death

Sohan Roy, Founder of Indywood Billionaire Club expressed his deep condolences as India’s biggest coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, founder VG Siddhartha was declared dead today. His body was found today morning after being reported missing mysteriously since Monday night. The body was recovered by a group of fishermen from the Netravati river, near Hoige Bazaar beach in Mangaluru after 36 hours. The spot from where the body was recovered, was reportedly some distance away from the bridge he was seen on last.

Sohan Roy, who is a successful business man also relates to the issue Siddhartha might have faced and struggles he might have gone through to built a coffee chain like CCD and feels deeply for the family who might be in unbearable sorrow now.

Siddhartha, also the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader SM Krishna, was last seen near the bridge in the Kotepura area in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday night, police said.

Reacting to the demise of Siddhartha, businessman Mr. Sohan Roy empathized with Siddhartha’s letter saying that Indian “government and other businessmen can drive anyone to despair for personal gains. If  government does not take any corrective measures, such incidents may repeat again in future.”

Indywood Billionaires Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector. The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry.


ZEISS Joins Indywood Film Market 2019 As Title Sponsor

24.07.2019: Indywood Film Market 2019 is proud to announce that Carl Zeiss, the internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronic, has joined us as our esteemed ‘Title Sponsor’. The fifth edition of IFM shall be organized at Hitex International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from 19 – 20, November 2019.

ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is a global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

After roaring success exhibited in the previous 4 editions, the 2019 edition promises to be bigger, better, and stronger. Showcasing a perfect amalgamation of technology cum entertainment, Indywood Film Market is focused on exposing participants to a plethora of investment opportunities. Here delegates can engage in meaningful discussions with domestic and international investors, showcase their services through sophisticated exhibition spaces and network with top-notch stakeholders of the film industry, whereby enhancing the diversity of perspective and content presented.

For its fifth season, IFM shall focus on 4 major product categories. The market shall serve as a convergence point for global buyers and sellers with an expected turnout of 5000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors.; 500+ potential investors; 100+ country representatives and will achieve 20,000+ footfalls. The event shall also have dedicated special pavilions for film associations and organizations where they would be able to meet, discuss and connect with like-minded people. Our major participants shall include Camera & Lighting brands; Animation & Software brands; OTT & Content Platforms; Shooting Equipment; Film Associations; Film Institutes; Tourism Boards & Commissions.

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

www.ifm.co.in


ARIES Gained ABS Certification – Middle East 1st Remote Inspection Techniques Specialist – UAV

Abudhabi, UAE: ARIES oil field services, is now the Middle East’s 1st  establishment to be approved and certificated for Remote Inspection Techniques specialist (UAV) for Ships and Offshore units by ABS. Considered as an additional alternative means of access, remote inspections using drones is intended to facilitate  effective and efficient surveys for the Marine & Offshore Industry.

Aries has been, time and again, investing heavily on updating itself with advanced techniques in the field of Engineering and inspection. ABS granted this prestigious certification to Aries after undertaking office audits and witnessing satisfactory demonstration surveys on-board ABS classed vessels. Data was captured using drones for external leg inspection of MODU and internal condition assessments of tanks as well. ABS Surveyors certified that the live data captured as images and videos using the drones will be of use to make efficient decisions during the execution of classification and statutory surveys for both ships and offshore units.

On this remarkable achievement, Aries Founder Chairman and CEO Mr. Sohan Roy said: “Aries has always believed in providing world class quality and reliable services to our clients across the globe. But in this era of globalization and technological advancements, one must keep abreast of the latest technology. With this certification, we have not just inched one step closer to improving our range of services but have also updated our efficiency to execute survey tasks. All our 78 sub divisions offering services are working with a proven R&D model we launched based on efficiency management system. The introduction of drones will enable efficient review for surveying in accessible locations. We are thankful to ABS for working very closely with us by providing all guidance on each stage of this certification. We are now in to comprehensive Visual Asset Management Platform with the support of various advanced engineering & inspection techniques like drones, rope access,3d scanning & other advanced  NDT methods“

Darren Leskoski, ABS Vice President Middle East & Africa, said:

“Recognizing Aries Marine’s proficiency with remote inspection technologies is another way ABS is helping realize the potential of digital technologies for marine and offshore asset owners while maintaining a laser-like focus on safety.

“We are pleased to collaborate closely with Aries Marine once again while they continue to evolve the myriad of services they provide to our industry. This commitment is a credit to their leadership and dedicated workforce.”

About Aries Group

Aries Group of Companies is a 100% service-oriented business consortium that has become one of the trusted brand in the word maritime market in the Engineering & Inspection sector. From investing in Research and Development to delivering innovative technology solutions, Aries has not just created an impressive line-up of creative concepts and products but has touched lives of millions of people across the globe. With 50 companies, 1650 employees, 15 countries, Aries Group holds strong to its 1 philosophical mission: To achieve excellence in quality, reliability, safety, training and operational efficiency. As of today, Aries serves over 4750 clients in the maritime, Oil & gas, media and infrastructure industries, from 77 countries across the globe. Besides being largest Marine consultancy firm in Middle-East, Aries is also World’s No1: largest ISO 9001:2015 Certified Ballast water engineering consultancy and UT firm for ship hull surveys.

Website : www.ariesmar.com

About  ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a world-leading classification organisation, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. ABS provides a range of technical advisory, certification and risk management services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others.

Website : www.eagle.org


Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 launched in UAE with the Principals Official Meet

Sharjah: Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Entertainment Industry to global standards, kicked off its 5th edition of Indywood Talent Hunt with its first International chapter having UAE as the venue this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 will be a Mega Youth Festival exclusively conducted for the Art & Cultural Institutions across all the Emirate Sectors in UAE.
The First Official Presentation of Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter was conducted at Ocean Blue Theatre, Sharjah, where Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Principals/Institution Heads representing all the Emirates in UAE attended & the detailed process of the competition was explained. Mr. Akhil, Project Head of Indywood Talent Hunt informed that the event will be arranged through active interaction with the Art & Cultural Institution Management and to provide the Mega platform for each Talented Youngsters to showcase their Cultural skills.

 
Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter will be conducted in four phases, with Contestant Registrations will be happening through the Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Institutes till August 31st, Preliminary Auditions happening from September 1st to October 26th, Semi Finals (Online Voting Round) happening from October 27th to November 10th & Grand Finale happening on Dec 1st & 2nd at Amity School, Dubai.
Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of Entertainment and was organized as a part of Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in India, which was first held in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, in 2017 in association with Govt. of Telangana & Make in India.
There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical.
The winners of each event across the Categories of Sub Junior (Age: 6 to 10), Junior (Age: 11 to 13), Senior (Age: 14 to 17) & Super Senior (Age: 18 to 22) will be rewarded with an opportunity to be a part of Indian/International Media & Entertainment Industry and will be rewarded with exciting gifts. The Best Cultural Institution bagging the Highest Points will be rewarded with UAE’s Best Cultural Institution Title & other exciting prizes. Youth belonging to the age group of 6 to 22 years can register for the competition by logging on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com on behalf of their respective Cultural Institutions.
About Indywood Talent Hunt
Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Entertainment Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.
For more information please visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
Call on:  +971-5662187336 / +971- 526930727
Email Id: – akhil.s@indywood.co.in / eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com


Eastern Eye ACTA 2019 Award Winners Announced

  • Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards celebrate the best of British Asian talent.
  • Big winners include Paul Chowdhry, Naughty Boy, Nitin Ganatra, Shobna Gulati and Mandip Gill.
  • Categories cover excellence in Music, TV, Film, Theatre, Comedy, Literature, Dance, Photography and Visual Arts.

Friday 21st June, London – The fourth Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTAs) winners have been revealed at tonight’s glittering gala awards night at the May Fair Hotel, London. The evening was hosted by award-winning broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake.

The ACTAs celebrate diverse talent in the arts and entertainment, with categories spanning a wide range of disciplines and showcasing a world of talent. The list of winners for 2019 were another eclectic mix of popular household names and critically acclaimed emerging talents who excel in their respective fields.

Leading the charge of 2019’s winners, the Theatre categories saw some notable triumphs for EastEnders favourite Nitin Ganatra, crowned Best Actor for theatre production ‘End of the Pier’ and Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati who picked up Best Actress for her role in ‘Richard II’. Acclaimed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham won Best Director for her adaptation of ‘White Teeth’, the best-selling novel by Zadie Smith, whilst ‘Tartuffe’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company picked up the Best Production.

The hotly contested categories for Comedy and Contemporary Music were won by popular comedian Paul Chowdhry and chart-topping producer Naughty Boy respectively whilst the TV and Film acting categories were awarded to Ash Tandon (‘Bodyguard’) and Priyanga Burford (‘Press’).

Star of hit BBC TV show ‘Dr Who’, Mandip Gill won the People’s Choice Award, as voted for by the public, with the Emerging Artist Award going to Antonio Aakeel, star of independent British comedy film ‘Eaten by Lions’.

Amit Roy, Editor-at-Large, Eastern Eye and Chairman of the ACTA judging panel said: “Our winners at this year’s ACTAs are another strong group of talented British Asian artists who have had exceptional success with their respective work in the last 12 months. It is heartening to see the depth of creative talent within the South Asian community and we are delighted to have another list of winners which showcase some of the best of what our community has to offer.

Diversity remains a vital issue in the creative arts and the British Asian artistic fraternity continues to make a huge contribution to the wealth – financial and spiritual – generated by the UK’s creative industries.”

Stars who have attended the ACTAs have included Anita Rani, Meera Syal, Anoushka Shankar, Sacha Dhawan, Dr Ranj Singh, George Alagiah and this year’s event proved another memorable occasion with several stars from screen and stage attending the evening to celebrate the success of well-known stars and emerging talents from the British Asian community.

For more information please visit http://www.actas.co.uk/

ACTA 2019 Finalists

Winners are highlighted As Underlined

Eastern Eye Award for Arts

  • Bharti Kher for The Intermediary Family
  • Matthew Krishanu for The Sun Never Sets
  • The Singh Twins for Splendours of the Subcontinent

Eastern Eye Award for Dance

  • Mavin Khoo for Man to Monk
  • Seeta Patel for Not Today’s Yesterday
  • Sonia Sabri for Virago

Eastern Eye Award for Literature

  • Amit Dhand for City of Sinners
  • Gautam Malkani for Distortion
  • Preti Taneja for We That Are Young

Eastern Eye Award for Photography

  • Nitin Sachania for Breastfeeding in Public Places
  • Ram Shergill for Exoskeleton, curated by Daen Palma Hus
  • Suki Dhanda for Race, Place and Diversity by the Seaside

Eastern Eye Award for Comedy

  • Imran Yusuf for Saint, Sinner, Sufi
  • Mawaan Rizwan for Juice
  • Paul Chowdhry for Live Innit
  • Tez Ilyas for Teztify

Eastern Eye Award for Best Presenter

  • Bobby Friction (aka Paramdeep Sehdev) for Pump up the Bhangra: The Sound of Asian Britain
  • Nadiya Hussain for Nadiya’s Family Favourites
  • Rana Mitter for Chinese Characters

Eastern Eye Award for Best Production

  • Dishoom! by Rifco Theatre Company
  • Tartuffe by the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree by Tara Arts and Polka Theatre

Eastern Eye Award for Best Director

  • Indhu Rubasingham for White Teeth
  • Iqbal Khan for Tartuffe
  • Pravesh Kumar for Dishoom!

Eastern Eye Award for Best Scriptwriter

  • Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto for Tartuffe
  • Iman Qureshi for The Funeral Director
  • Vinay Patel for Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab

Eastern Eye Emerging Artist Award – supported by Arts Council England

  • Antonio Aakeel for Eaten by Lions
  • Bally Gill for Romeo and Juliet
  • Shareefa Energy for Grenfell One Year Later

Eastern Eye Community Engagement Award

  • Artists in Residence for their Promoting Creativity in Education programme, founded by Andria Zafirakou
  • Manchester Art Gallery for Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson
  • The Queen’s Gallery for Splendours of the Subcontinent, curated by Emily Hannam and Kajal Meghani

Eastern Eye Award for Traditional Music

  • Chandra Chakraborty for excellency in performing Indian classical music
  • Sanju Sahai for outstanding achievement in Indian classical music
  • Shammi Pithia for About The Elephant

Eastern Eye Award for Contemporary Music

  • Naughty Boy for Bungee Jumping
  • Niraj Chag for The Captive Queen
  • Susheela Raman for Ghost Gamelan

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor

  • Asif Khan for Tartuffe
  • Nitin Ganatrafor End of the Pier
  • Simon Nagra for Tartuffe

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actress

  • Anjana Vasan for An Adventure
  • Shobna Gulati for Richard II
  • Sophie Khan Levy for Hanna

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actor – supported by London Town Group

  • Ash Tandon for Bodyguard
  • Ray Panthaki for Marcella
  • Sid Akbar Ali for Polterheist

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actress

  • Kiran Sonia Sawar for Pure
  • Maya Sondhi for Line of Duty
  • Priyanga Burford for Press

Eastern Eye People’s Choice Award – supported by Media Hive and voted for by the public

  • Hussain Manawer for poetry
  • Jameela Jamil for female empowerment
  • Jasmin Walia for music
  • Mandip Gill for acting
  • Nadiya Hussain for TV presenting
  • Naughty Boy for music
  • Dr Ranj Singh for TV presenting
  • Romesh Ranganathan for comedy

Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award – supported by Eastern Eye

  • Aga Khan Centre

Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Creative Industry – supported by Edwardian Hotels London

  • Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith

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