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Matchmaking Biz Accelerator At Digital MIPTV 2021

admin   March 18, 2021

Digital MIPTV is expanding access to its One-to-One Online Distribution Market, adding Drama and Kids genres to the programme addressing Doc, Factual and Formats announced earlier.

Reed MIDEM’s signature one-to-one matchmaking business accelerator is a key feature of its international television markets, connecting international content distributors and buyers through pre-scheduled online meetings to boost sales and acquisitions of television series.

The decision to expand the Digital MIPTV multi-genre online matchmaking offer is in response to increased demand from international distributors and buyers across all genres for Reed MIDEM to provide an online sales platform during the traditional MIPTV market week due to the ongoing worldwide restrictions on travel and physical gatherings.

Digital MIPTV will take place online during the annual spring market dates of 12-16 April 2021. Options for participation across all genres include the One-to-One Distribution Market guaranteeing a programme of pre-scheduled meetings over 3 days (13-15 April) and the MIPTV Digital Pass offering online market access to the week-long programme of thematic speed meetings, workshops, mentoring, market intel, conferences, breakout sessions and networking (12-16 April).


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What Media Guru Amit Khanna Said in CII BIG PICTURE SUMMIT 2012

admin   December 10, 2020

The pursuit of excellence of the human mind is individual and that’s what makes creativity great. This is what Amit Khanna, former chairman CII National Media & Entertainment Committee and former Chairman, Reliance Entertainment said at the CII Big Picture Summit 2012.

Register now for CII BIG PICTURE SUMMIT 2020.

Amit Khanna, media guru, poet, lyricist, writer, filmmaker and historian will be giving his thought leader address crystal gazing where the media industry is heading at the 9th edition of CII BIG PICTURE SUMMIT 2020 (December 16-18)

SPECIAL ADDRESS: Amit Khanna, CII BIG PICTURE SUMMIT 2012

It has always been said that time has come for India to reap its demographic dividend. We are a youthful nation, What does Young India mean specifically for media and entertainment? It has been noted over the years by experts and sociologists that it is the young who not only consumes M&E but also are trendsetters. However, in the recent past, trends have emerged in more developed markets that as we move towards a digital world (a networked society) more and more niches emerge in the media and entertainment universe. There are sufficiently large pockets of people who are willing to consume different kinds of films, television, new media. Hence it becomes a larger pie with more people able to consume it.

One of the realities which many of us seem to overlook is a change which will happen in the next ten years. In the digital universe demographics get blurred. Because the ease of access gives the ability across ages across psychographics to access news, information, entertainment often from sources which were unattainable till a few years ago.

We are way down in the per capita consumer spend on media and entertainment. In more developed markets they are as high as five or six per cent. In some of the other competing markets like Brazil or China it is still much higher than India. As people become more aspirational, connected with different devices, through the development of viewer access technologies and with all content ultimately resting in the cloud consumption will go up in geometric progression. It has been noted that society grows in arithmetic progression. It is a slow progress. But, technology propels in geometric progressions. It takes leaps of several generations with each technological advancement. The problem is trying to reconcile the pace of social change with the rapid speed of technological change which is happening simultaneously. We all know of the famous analogy of several India’s exist together in different times and space. However, it is imperative for us to tap and address each and every citizen of these India which ultimately create the whole India.

Similarly, the ad spend to GDP ratio is amongst the lowest in the world (in top twenty countries of the world). There is no other way as consumption goes up these ad spends will go up audience measurement techniques will emerge and you will see ad spends rising in a competitive landscape.

Short term predictions

What we are heading toward is something Walter Manning, founder of Jwt said forty years ago when he was setting up the media lab at MIT. He said 21st century media will be all about personalised segmentation of media. It is that what we are heading to. We are going to see enhanced, relevant, curated content being consumed. Time is the only finite factor in consumption. You have only 24 hours to do work, play and entertained. Within that space there will be lot of competition in trying to monetize leisure. Leisure has become a larger world used when we talk about media and entertainment. It is no longer about watching news or listening to the radio or going out to a concert or watching cinema in your neighbourhood multiplex it is also events like Formula One. It is also about going to other social gatherings. We have seen social media groups form community groups which meet often and are now just about beginning to get monetized. HDTV or 3D Cinema are in the beginnings of what I would call enhanced viewing experience. You will in the next five or seven years come towards immersive TV, come towards films which will have multiple endings suiting different markets. It will be the same narrative but the filmmaker shoots two or three different ends depending upon the geography or demographics to suit those audiences. The most significant thing is curated. As digital technology develops, and we move from the present semantic web (Web 2.O) to intuitive web (Web 3.O) and the next which is currently being finalised in the labs we will find machine to machine talk becoming easy (Web 4.O). These huge large databases will talk to each other figure from our digital footprints what our interests are lead us on to that entertainment, news, information, music. It is for us to monetise these new revenue opportunities. Cross Section, Cross Segment competition is something we have to be cautious about.

The only thing in this world which is not fungible in this global world is talent. Talent, cannot be outsourced. Everything else can be. Processes, manufacturing. Talent is individual. The pursuit of excellence of the human mind is individual and that’s what makes creativity so great. More such opportunities are there in this huge currently untapped digital landscape. It is almost as if the mariner has landed on the mars and just dug up a little sample and telling us what is in store for us.


Toronto Festival’s Industry Conference to Focus on Innovation, Emerging Media Landscape and Sustainability

admin   July 23, 2019

The Toronto International Film Festival’s esteemed Industry Conference will be taking place September 6–10, 2019, at the Glenn Gould Studio, is an electrifying five-day professional development opportunity for creative and business delegates, featuring over 150 international guest speakers.

TIFF’s Industry Conference – the HUB for business, learning, and networking at the Festival – returns this year, tackling relevant topics in an ever-evolving landscape. Welcoming over 5,500 delegates each year, the five-day conference will explore the global impact of the changing media landscape, with a focus on growing development and sustainable practices for creators and business practitioners.

“We are excited to bring together the international filmmaking community to provide a global snapshot of the state of the industry,” said Geoff Macnaughton, Director of TIFF Industry. “This year the Conference confronts some of the industry’s ongoing inequities, shines a light on new innovations, and provides tools for carving sustainable paths forward.”

The 2019 Conference will present in-depth and topical discussions, keynotes, workshops, and intimate networking opportunities for attendees. Over 150 film, television, digital media, and technology experts will be on hand to speak to this year’s core programming pillars: creative development, business, diversity, and equality.

The complete Industry lineup consists of 10 specialized programmes: Master Class, Moguls, Dialogues, Foundations, Doc Conference, TIFF Tech,Connections, Telefilm Canada’s RDV Canada Panel Series, Microsessions and Industry Happy Hours. The full schedule, including guest details, will be released in August at www.tiff.net/industry.

Master Class

Inspiring onstage interviews with internationally renowned luminaries who reveal their influences and what motivates their creative work.

Moguls

Enterprising leaders from across the film and television world share their influence and views on our evolving industry.

Dialogues

When there are more than two sides to the story. Dynamic panel discussions tackle current events and innovative business and creative models in the film industry.

Foundations

An essential stream designed for newcomers in the industry. These multi-faceted, practical sessions provide the tools needed to elevate projects from concept to market.

Doc Conference

A full day addressing the creative and business sides of documentary, including the current landscapes for financing, production, and distribution.

Connections

A series of roundtable networking opportunities providing direct access to leading professionals.

TIFF Tech

Focusing on the convergence of the computer-technology and media industries, this stream aims to cultivate creative entrepreneurs and connect today’s innovators with tomorrow’s storytellers.

The Doc Conference, taking place September 9, is back for its 11th year with a lineup of stirring conversations that cover both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking. Speakers will be announced in August.

TIFF Tech returns for its second year, focusing on the convergence of the technology and media industries. This stream aims to cultivate creative entrepreneurs and connect today’s innovators with tomorrow’s storytellers. The 2019 iteration will address the industry’s concerns on data and privacy, and their impacts on intellectual property.

Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! also returns this year, providing six filmmaking teams the opportunity to pitch their feature-film ideas to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts. The winning team will take home $15,000 to help bring their project to life. Teams will be announced on July 31, and the event will take place September 8.

Throughout the conference, TIFF will present curated networking events via the Breakfast at TIFF series, with events hosted by agencies from around the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the unique benefits hosts have to offer and connect with decision makers, producers, and potential business partners.

Online registration for TIFF’s Industry Conference is now open through August 23. For newcomers looking to get a taste of the Conference, a NEW DAY Pass will be on sale for $160 after the schedule announcement on August 16. To learn more about passes and price points, visit www.tiff.net/industry-accreditation/.