FTII Producers’ Guild fanfare over Indian cinema’s centenary

19 Jan,2012

By A Correspondent


The Film and Television Producers Guild of India, in association with Wizcraft International entertainment and Colors television, is all set to flag off the ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ celebrations at the 7th Apsara Awards scheduled to take place on January 25 at Yash Raj Studios.


The sizzling event promises to get stronger on its entertainment and celebrity quotient this year reiterating what Apsara Awards stand for.  As a special segment of the celebrations, the awards night will showcase a special tribute dedicated to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood. A medley will showcase hit songs from the yesteryears and the stars that emulated the iconic onscreen characters.


The Apsara Awards is a joint initiative by the Film & Television Producers Guild and Wizcraft International entertainment and was instituted to honour exceptional talent and breed new potential within the film and television industry.


every year, the fraternity comes together to felicitate some of the most accomplished members of the film & television industry, and it is a continued effort to merit and recognize achievers for work done in the previous year – creative as well as technical categories.


Speaking on the announcement, Ramesh Sippy, President, The Film and Television Producers Guild said: “The Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards is an effort to mark the success of the growing Indian entertainment Industry. We are very excited to honour and felicitate that group of incredible people who have continued to make a significant contribution to this industry. This year too, we hope to inspire and empower achievers from the fraternity, especially with the entertainment industry all set to welcome the 100 years of Indian cinema.”


“It is my honour to participate in the 7th edition of the Apsara Awards. I also look forward to welcoming the fraternity to Yash Raj studios to witness history being created as the winners are unveiled. There is no other award that matches Apsara’s stature as it is by The Film & Television Producers Guild. Along with my colleagues, we promise to make this year bigger and insurmountable,” added legendary film-maker Yash Chopra.


Also sharing his thoughts on the celebration, Mukesh Bhatt, Sr Vice-President of the Guild said, “I am extremely delighted to be part of the celebrations marking 100 years of Indian Cinema. The celebrations have only just begun and we look forward to another great year of movies and entertainment.”


Conceptualized, produced, marketed and promoted by Wizcraft International entertainment, the Awards will bring together the creme de la creme of Indian film & television industry on one spectacular star-studded stage! The Guild is over half a decade old and consists of more than 160 members, who constitute some of the most accomplished and influential luminaries. The nominees and awards are chosen by the Guild’s members, making it the official award for the film & television industry.


“Wizcraft has always been the crusader for the entertainment industry inIndiaand the Guild is the most-respected body of the entertainment trade inIndia. We have always valued our partnership and we will endeavour to continue and support the Film & Cinema industry for years to come.” said Wiz. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International entertainment Pvt. Ltd.


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