Canada-India Film & Television Forum

  • 29 Nov 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Pearson Convention Centre 2638 Steeles Ave E Brampton, ON L6S 6J9
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Canada-India Film & Television Forum

Promoting Canada-India collaboration in
film & television production



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The entertainment sector has deep roots and a significant presence in both Canada and India.


In Canada, the sector:

  • Contributes over CA$20.4b to the national GDP
  • Major exporter earner (CA$2,4b)
  • Contributes CA$2.8b to federal and CA$2.4 to provincial tax revenues
  • Generates over 200,000 jobs
  • Over CA$12.8b in labour income
  • Produces nearly CA$280m worth of computer animation
  • Over CA$435m worth of visual effects
  • Over CA$160m is the annual expenditure of Canadian film festivals

In India, the sector

  • Contributes US$640m to the economy
  • Has enviable volume – with over 3.3b tickets sold every year
  • Size of industry is US$3.2b 2011 – will jump to US$5b in 2015
  • Combined sector (including music, television, radio, film) grew by 12.6% and has a CAGR of 15.2% to reach $26.7b by 2017.

While Canadian filmmakers routinely shoot movies in India, and Indian film directors use Canadian cities especially Vancouver and Toronto for their movies, collaboration between the two countries hasn’t really progressed to the desired level because of the absence of a co-production treaty.


Both the governments have made amends to this anomaly and initiated a dialog on Audiovisual Treaty on Coproduction in 2010. The treaty is expected to be signed soon.


In view of the imminent agreement, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has taken the initiative to explore the economics of collaboration between the two countries at a first of its kind forum.


The forum – ICCC’s Canada-India Film Forum – aims to promote Canada-India collaboration in film and television production.


Industry representatives from both the countries have been invited to participate in the forum that will explore the regulatory framework, the institutional avenues and support available to filmmakers and television companies in Canada and in India.


ICCC’s Canada-India Film Forum will provide a unique opportunity to film and television professionals to come together and exchange ideas and insights to better understand the sector.


Program


Time

Agenda

 

 

11:00am

Registration, refreshments, networking

 

 

11:30am

Welcome address by ICCC President Naval Bajaj

 

 

11:40am

Celebrity keynote address:

 

David Rocco,

Bestselling author and Celebrity Chef & Producer of David Rocco’s Dolce India

   

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session – 1: Bollywood & Beyond

 

 

 

The Indian entertainment sector has enviable volume. India is the biggest movie ticket market in the world, with 3.3b tickets sold every year. India's movie industry is in transition from being a US$3.2b industry until two years ago, towards becoming a US$5b industry in the next two years. With over 800 films, Indian cinema, and especially Hindi cinema, has grown to become a global behemoth.


Its unparalleled growth, reach, scale and variety have set the trend for its widening appeal that cuts across language and cultural barriers. This phenomenal growth has attracted many companies from across the world, and primarily from Bollywood, to explore the Indian cinema sector and the opportunities that it offers in production and distribution.


The growth is also spilling over to encompass other media such as television and music. The combined sector (including music, television, radio, film) sector grew by 12.6% and has a CAGR of 15.2% to reach $26.7b by 2017. An expert panel of distinguished film gurus help you understand and uncover the mysteries of Bollywood tinsel town



1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch



2:00pm – 2:20pm

Celebrity keynote address:

   

2:20pm – 3:20pm

Session – 2: Partners in Success

 

 

 

While Canadian filmmakers routinely shoot movies in India, and Indian directors use Canadian cities especially Vancouver and Toronto for their movies, collaboration between the two countries hasn’t really progressed beyond the basics.


This session will discuss the nuts and bolts of the industry and attempt to answer a variety of issues pertaining to production, regulatory, tax credits, distribution, economic impact, future business trends, etc. The intent is creating an agenda for more concrete collaboration between Canada and India in co-production, distribution and other spheres of the sector.



3:20pm – 3:30pm

Closing remarks and thank you note: ICCC Vice President & Director Jagdish Bajaj

 

 

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Tea, networking and conclusion



For more information, contact Mayank at mbhatt@iccc.org / 416-224-0090 ext. 541

 

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