Raj & Pablo to host Bollywood event at Cannes

Raj and Pablo
BBC Asian Network's Raj and Pablo

BBC Asian Network Bollywood presenters, Raj and Pablo will be hosting a special event at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.

The focus of the ��Eco Series Series Panel�۪ will be looking at the following:

�ۢ What attracts attention to India?
�ۢ Given the Indian industry is so self sufficient can this industry be global? Does it want to ? Is the Indian film industry a victim of its own success by being so self sufficient/insular?
�ۢ Where does the money come from? Who is making the money? How Bollywood and emerging independent industries have different audiences and revenue streams?
�ۢ What does global relations and financing mean for the Indian system – studios/stars, changes, finance and importantly content and audiences?
�ۢ What are the key changes we need to make from a business and financing point of view to make Indian cinema a serious contender in the global space? Can Co-Productions/Co-Ventures and Co Financing work? Why would other countries wish to partner with India? Is it economically viable for all and what content, selling and ownership issues does this involve?

The panelists consist of Avtar Panesar – VP of Acquisitions Yash Raj Films, Lee Stone – Partner in Lee and Thompson ��� Entertainment Law, Jyothi Kapur Das – Viacom18 Motion Pictures Creative Director
Mohinder Walia – Dream World Entertainment.

The event takes place at the Bloomberg Television and Screen, Plage Orange, Miramar Place this Sunday (19th May) afternoon.

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