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First International Chapter of Indywood Talent Hunt to Begin in UAE in 2019

Online Registrations for Preliminary Auditions would be live from 23rd May for participants from different Cultural Institutions across UAE Registrations End on September 30th Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Film Industry to global standards, kicked off Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 and is all set to take off with its first International chapter and has chosen its venue as UAE this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter aims to provide youngsters from Cultural Institutions across UAE a platform to showcase their talent and skills. Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of movies 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.  Indywood Talent Hunt International – UAE 2019’s registration process will begin on the 23rd of May for participants representing different Cultural Institutions all across the UAE and the last date of Preliminary Audition Round would be 30th September, 2019. There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical. The Best Contestants of all the 23 events will be shortlisted for the finals (Live) which will take place on Dec 1st & 2nd 2019 at Amity School, Dubai after the Preliminary Audition Round & Online Voting Round. 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 Film 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...

London To Host Biggest Gala Award Night CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS (ACTA) 2019 On June 21

London to host biggest Gala award night (ACTA) Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards which recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to the creative industries in general. This year winners include George Alagiah, Naughty Boy, Meera Syal, Anita Rani and Anoushka Shankar. Now in its fourth year, the ACTAs are the leading event recognising the enormous contribution that artists of South Asian heritage have made and continue to make to the Britain’s thriving arts scene. The ceremony pays tribute to Britain’s best and most creative talent across a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts. Celibrity guests from the arts, cinema, TV and creative industries to attend the gala ceremony. The awards are hosted by Eastern Eye, part of Asian Media Group, Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house with a stable of market-leading consumer and business titles serving the Asian community in the UK and USA. We have over 51 years’ experience in publishing for the Asian community and also host leading events, from black-tie award dinners to seminars, conferences and round table discussions. ACTA has evolved and grown since it was launched in 2016. It appears to have touched a chord certainly in the Asian community but in the last three years it has gone beyond that. For one thing, ACTA has not been narrow in its vision. ACTA encourages diversity and has been pleased to note the advances made by such TV programmes as McMafia, Doctor Who and Mrs Wilson. These advances have not been to the taste of some commentators on national newspapers which indicates that the attempts to achieve diversity are still very much work in progress. It is not the mission of ACTA merely to heap laurels on...

Indywood Talent Hunt To Organize International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019

India’s premier talent discovery platform for young and creative artists, Indywood Talent Hunt in association with Indywood Talent Club will be organizing International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019. Short Film Competition is a lot about collaborating with right people, who bring enthusiasm and excellence in all fields, be it technical, production or actors. To explore this quality in our amazing aspiring, Indywood Talent Hunt has launched Short Film Competition this year in 3 major categories which includes PROFESSIONAL SHORT FILM MAKING – Theme (1$ -1INR); 72 HOUR – AMATEUR SHORT FILM MAKING and 72 HOUR – MOBILE SHORT FILM MAKING. The winners of the competition will be awarded with INR 150,000; INR 100,000 and INR 50,000 respectively. Best short films from all the 3 categories will be shortlisted for the Final Screening in the month of August. Those interested can register to participate in the competition by logging on to wwww.indywoodtalenthunt.com. Registration closes on June 30th, 2019. For more details on the competition contact 91 9539000704 / 91 9539000727 (Shamini.sivadas@indywood.co.in /babitha.mohan@indywood.co.in) 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 Film 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...

ASIAN RICH LIST 2019 IS REVEALED AT THE ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES HONOURED AT THE 22ndANNUAL ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS British Asian entrepreneurs paving the way for the next generation on a night highlighting the success & contribution of Asian-owned businesses in the UK 22nd March 2019, London, UK – British Asian entrepreneurs and wealth creators were celebrated and honoured tonight at the annual Asian Business Awards at London’s Westminster Park Plaza. Now in their 22nd year and hosted by the Asian Media Group, publishers of Eastern Eye, the awards recognise the contribution and achievements of outstanding business leaders in the UK. The Asian Business Awards saluted both Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, which created jobs and had a significant impact on the country’s economy.     The awards ceremony also saw the launch of the 2019 Asian Rich List, a compilation of the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain, highlighting exceptional entrepreneurial achievement over the past 12 months. The Asian Rich List is the definitive and most authoritative guide to Asian wealth in Britain and shines a light onthe substantial economic achievements of a community. It was a night of double triumph for the pioneering Hinduja family, who topped the Asian Rich List for the sixth consecutive year and also picked up the Philanthropy Award for their long-standing charitable endeavours with the Hinduja Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 1969 and celebrates its milestone 50th year this year, works in a wide range of areas such as education, healthcare, promotion of arts and culture, sports and social welfare. Haroon and Farouq Sheikh of CareTech, which runs a large number of established residential care homes in the UK, picked up the top award of the evening, the prestigious Asian Business of the Year award.It was a successful night for the care homes industry as Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes collected the Businesswoman of the Year award and CHD Living were the winners of...

Sohan Roy’s CSR Movie Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Nominated For Rome Independent Prisma Awards

‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ becomes the only movie to be nominated for Rome Independent Prisma Awards from India. The winner will be declared on April 4, 2019. Awards will be distributed in 20 categories like Best Feature Film, Best Director etc. Also, the said movie is the only Indian Movie selected for the ongoing Rome Independent Prisma Film Festival in Italy. “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group. Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people in a village named Aickarakkonam. The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.   Featuring 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer became the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated. Directed by Biju Majeed, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD Project Designer, Lyrics -Sohan Roy Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj, Co-Production-Prabhiraj Natarajan Camera: P.C Lal Editing: Johnson Iringol Music Director: Biju Ram Production Controller- Anil Angamaly Stills- Saji Aleena, P.R.O- A.S Dinesh. Sohan Roy is the founder of Aries Telecasting Private Limited and had produced its first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) movie Jalam which was accepted by the audience well. His second CSR movie Aickarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar was also shortlisted for Oscars. He is also into making big budget movies to uplift Indian movies to Hollywood standard with his $10 billion project...

UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

Kuwait:  Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East pressing ahead with a  billion dollar  investment plan in Kuwait . Aries Group chairman and CEO Sohan Roy said the investment is planned mainly into Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals. While talking to the media after a a one day Conference “KUWAIT SYMPOSIUM “held at Jumeriah Messilah Hotel, Kuwait, he said that Kuwait is an investment priority for Aries Group. “There is a lot of growth potential. We are looking at additional investments in Kuwait. Broadening our horizon for the global Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals industry, we humbly acknowledge that we are far short of what is desirable,” said Mr Roy, founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.   Aries Marine, the flagship company of the group and the largest ship design and consultancy firm in the Middle East, will increase its market share in marine. The group will also strengthen its operations in various sectors by 2020 and will expand operations to more countries in the coming years. The one day Conference held at Kuwait witnessed the distribution of IMC Excellence Award and global industry experts participation as speakers, panellists and delegates outlining the key updates about the Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry. Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event took place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business. The Conference aimed to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The intention was to leave attendees with much clearer idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they are better placed build the foundations for longer term business growth. In addition to getting vital knowledge on the industry, the...

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