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IBC Convention Keynote to focus on century of Indian cinema

This year’s IBC will feature a kenote session celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema featuring iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan and Bombay Talkies producer Ashi Dua.

The IBC Convention Keynote will take place on Friday 13 September at 09:30 in the Forum, at the RAI Amsterdam. This session, titled “100 Years of Indian Cinema: Creative Evolution and Global Markets” will feature what IBC desribes as a star-studded and action-packed review of the brilliant, diverse and extraordinary living history of Indian Cinema.
The event marks the 100th anniversary of the release of Dadasheb Phalke’s film Raja Harishchandra.

The session, which will be open to all attendees, will be chaired by Mohinder Walia, managing director of Mumbai Media City, India’s largest studio, broadcast, content management and media school facility.

Panellists will discuss an industry which today sees 1,000 films released each year and turned in box office receipts of US$2.6 billion (€2 billion) in 2012.

“There are certain set perceptions about Indian cinema, beyond Indian shores,” said Bachchan. “The truth is that it is the breadth of styles and genres that makes the Indian cinema industry so vibrant and so culturally exciting. I am delighted to have been invited to take part in IBC 2013, a global event at which we can share our knowledge, our experiences and our enthusiasm with our peers from all around the world.”