Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt Join Hands To Promote Young Talents

Hyderabad (24-05-2018): With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

ITH will be held as a part of the Indywood Film Carnival, the flagship event of the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood.

As part of the agreement, Star Book will promote two national-level competitions of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 (ITH 2018) – Still Photography and Short Film Making as Operations Partner.

Announcing this officially, Golla Krishna, CEO of Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd., said “We will be handling the Operations, Jury Management and Online Promotions for two events under ITH 2018.”

Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy said “It is our privilege to associate with a prominent organization and we definitely believe that maximum youngsters will be benefitted. Indywood Talent Hunt has now become a stepping stone for young talents in the country to enter into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over twenty competitions will be conducted as part of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood.”

The winners will be rewarded with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh each besides an opportunity to enter the film industry. The competitions are managed by Indywood Talent Club, a network of student clubs from across the country, to promote arts and culture through events.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be held at Hyderabad from December 1st to 5th 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes.

Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film, advertising and media industries will attend the ITH 2018.

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Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Movie Starts Rolling

‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, world’s second CSR movie, is being produced by UAE-based Aries Group

Prominent actors from the industry apart from twenty talents discovered through national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt are acting in the movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’

The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur

The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule

Kollam: (22-05-2018): The shooting of ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, produced by UAE-based Aries Group utilizing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund has started. Leading NRI industrialist turned Hollywood director Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group.

The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur. It is for the first time in the country’s history that a corporate is investing its CSR funds in movie production, besides utilizing the money in sectors such as education, healthcare, sanitation, poverty alleviation and calamity relief.

Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East operates 47 companies in 15 countries from across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors.

Actress Priyanka Nair, film director Boban Samuel and a host of prominent personalities from various walks of life attended the function.

‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ has marked the launch of Project Indywood’s ambitious plan to produce thousand regional movies in India in the next five years. Besides prominent actors from the industry, twenty talents discovered through the national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt will play important roles in the movie. Biju Majeed is directing the movie.

The movie is being co-produced by Abhini Sohan and Prabhiraj Nadarajan under the banner of Aries Telecasting Private Limited. The script is written by K. Shibu Raj. PC Lal wields the camera while Biju Ram is composing the music. The editing work is done by Johnson Iringole. Anil Ankamaly is the production controller.

The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule.

Aries Group had earlier bankrolled the world’s first charity movie by a corporate titled ‘Jalam’. The movie starring Priyanka Nair in the lead was directed by M. Padmakumar and won numerous national and international accolades. The movie also got listed in Oscar shortlist under Best Picture, Original Score and Original Song (four songs) categories.

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Sohan Roy Features In Top 100 Indian Business Owners 2018 By Forbes Middle East

Dubai (14-05-2018): UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy (http://sohanroy.com), Chairman and CEO of Aries Group has been featured in the coveted ‘Top 100 Indian Business Owners in the Arab World 2018’ list released by the Forbes Middle East. This is for the fourth consecutive year he has been featured in the top 50 count on the list.

Under the astute vision and leadership of Sohan Roy, a naval architect turned Hollywood director, UAE-based Aries Group has grown exponentially. Aries Group (http://www.ariesgroupglobal.com), today, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 47 companies operating in 15 countries across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors.

Commenting on the announcement, Sohan Roy said, “It is something special, a recognition for serving the UAE is precious and priceless. I thank the visionary rulers of Middle East for creating vibrant opportunities. NRI entrepreneurs played a crucial role in the development of the region by tapping the potential wisely and effectively. The UAE is the strategic business partner of India and bilateral trade may exceed 100 billion US dollar by 2020. It underlines deep relationship between the UAE and India. And I dedicate this success to my team and business partners.”

He highlighted that as part of Vision 2020, the group will double its presence in marine, tourism and entertainment sectors in Middle East and India.

Sohan Roy who is the Founder Director of Indywood (www.indywood.co.in) also spearheads Indywood consortium which is backed by 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporate.

The 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 1,00,000 Atmos 4K/2K projection home cinemas, film studios, animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards. Indywood TV positioned as 24/7 entertainment channel with special focus on movie centric programs and shows is another flagship venture of Indywood.

Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 movie had won many national and international accolades. Besides he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and Atmos home cinemas in less space.

About Aries Group

Aries Marine and Engineering Services established in 1998 is the flagship company of Aries Group. Aries Marine, an ISO certified naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy in Middle East, offers comprehensive range of technical consultancy and project management services to the maritime industry and ship owners worldwide.

The group runs Aries Plex, Asia’s first dual 4K projection theatre, at Trivandrum, Kerala. The group also operates Aries Vismaya Max Studio, previously owned by Malayalam film actor Mohanlal. The group employs close to 1600 people across the globe and 400 alone in India.

Trivandrum-based Aries Epica Studio, another venture of Aries Group, sprawled across 16,000 sq ft area produces quality animation projects for Europe and Asia based broadcasters.

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Indywood Talent Club announces International Short Film contest. Cash Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

As part of the run-up to its 2018 edition, Indywood Talent Club, an affiliate organization of student clubs set up to promote art and culture under the umbrella of Indywood Talent Hunt, has announced the launch of entries for its international level short film contest.

The first round will see the submissions be judged online, and the entries selected for the finals shall be judged and screened during the prestigious 4th Indywood Film Carnival, to be held at HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad, from December 1-4, 2018. The deadline for submissions is 24th October, 2018, and the contest carries a prize money of Rs. 1,00,000.

Rules & Regulations:

Team Size: Up to 25 members

  • Submitted films can be made in any language, with proper subtitles provided.
  • Deadline for first round applications: 6:00 pm IST on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
  • For first Round any theme is applicable. Submission fee: Rs. 1000.
  • Publishing of List of Finalists (Best 25 entries):  October 31st 2018
  • Final Round (Live Competition): Dec 1st to Dec 4th, HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad
  • For the finals, teams will be provided with a theme related to “Indywood Film Carnival-18, 4th Edition”, during the opening ceremony on Dec 1st.
  • Submission by finalists to be made on Dec 4th. Video will be screened during allotted timings (will be provided later) at allotted locations (will be provided later) within Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad.
  • Prize money of INR 1, 00,000 for the winning team
  • Winners stand to also win an opening into the entertainment industry.
  • Winning film will be screened at the Indywood film Carnival-4thEdition, 2018, and will receive free promotions through Indywood TV.

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Indywood Talent Hunt 2018

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is the country’s premier showcase to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. Held as part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival, ITH has become a stepping stone for India’s young creative talents into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over 20 competitions will be conducted as part of ITH 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood. Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film and entertainment industry are expected to grace the occasion as in the preceding years.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018

Into its 4th edition, Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. The flagship event of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood initiated by Hollywood filmmaker Sohan Roy, IFC is an annual confluence of film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists that aims to realize the dream of a unified Indian film industry.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes.

UAE-based Aries Group’s Indywood Consortium initiated USD 10 billion investment in India and Middle East

  • The group unveils Vision 2020; To double the presence in marine, tourism and entertainment sectors
  • Prime focus in building top notch multiplex screens, home cinemas, animation/films schools, film production and organising film festivals
  • The investments will lead to the generation of employment for 1,00,000 people in 5 years
  • NRI tycoon Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in Middle East. The group operates 47 companies in 15 countries
  • The group will expand its operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Africa, China and Europe

Dubai (26:04:2018): The UAE-based Aries Group’s Indywood Consortium has initiated USD 10 billion investment in India and Middle East as part of Vision 2020 said Aries Group Chairman and CEO Sohan Roy. He announced investment while addressing the media persons here on Sunday.

“We will increase our market share in marine, tourism and entertainment sector by 2020. In entertainment, we will set up top notch multiplex screens, home cinemas, animation/films schools in India and Middle East. We will invest USD 10 billion in the next five years and it would generate 1,00,000 job opportunities. The details of other ventures will be announced soon,” said Sohan Roy.

In addition to this, the group will produce international movies using advanced technology and worldwide distribution. “We will promote young talents through movies and it would be a golden opportunity for them to showcase their talents,” said Roy who is also a Hollywood Director.

The Indywood consortium initiated by Aries Group is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. Several leading industrialists from across the globe are already members of the consortium, which was launched recently Hyderabad under Project Indywood.

The Agenda

The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years, with added focus on the Indian animation and television industry. Integrated dubbing centres and film schools are also part of the process to ensure the readiness of highly skilled talent when it’s time to shoulder the impending cinematic revolution. Through all this, the consortium aims to ensure efficient monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in global cinema to 40%.

Work has also begun on multi-format cinematic infotainment programmes such as educational content and sporting events that will redefine the theatre sector and make it an avenue of visual entertainment 24×7. Further, several mega film and theatre projects have already been announced by future members of the consortium including India’s most expensive movie- the Rs. 1000 crore Mahabharata, and the world’s 1st 8K multiplex project at Udupi. Work on other similar multiplex projects in India has also been started.

The consortium further aims to add 1000 8K Screens in India by 2020, with the capacity to make, screen and show this high end format across the country and abroad. The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema powerhouses such as South Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic and even non-cinema nations such as Saudi Arabia, who have acknowledged the value of film tourism and a global cinematic movement led by Indywood.

The consortium hopes to inspire more investors to invest in the country’s cinema industry and manufacture indigenous products for the local industry.

To mark the 20th anniversary celebrations, Aries Group has chalked out various CSR and Sustainable energy campaigns. “We will organise awareness campaigns and seminars in association with various corporate, NRI associations, self-help groups etc to promote the importance of CSR and sustainable energy,” said Satheesh Chandran, Director of Aries Group.

Aries follows integrated management system (IMS) certified by ISO 9001:2008, 29001,14001 and OHSAS 18001 and constantly strives to meet HSE requirements and equipment condition monitoring to lessen the likelihood of failure. Aries Group’s management policies on job security, retirement plans & parental welfare ensures higher staff commitment and ultimately complete customer satisfaction.

‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ is a vital part of any business organization, and Aries Group of Companies strongly believes in serving the society in which it thrives. Through years the company has been serving its society through its various CSR activities including Green initiatives, Charity Activities and encouraging young talents through scholarships to further their studies.

Some of the major initiatives which Aries Group has supported over the years include:

  • Produced the world’s first Charity movie – Jalam. A charity movie is entirely a new concept in film production. Contribute a brick is the motto of this film. The complete profit from the film was used for the rehabilitation of the landless people and to support women empowerment programs.
  • Relief work in the flood affected areas in Chennai, India
  • Nepal rescue operations contributing one day’s salary of all Aries employees forrehabilitation of earthquake victims
  • Parent pension scheme for employees
  • Pension to retired employees
  • Adoption of 10 Ekal schools in India to provide free education to students fromremote villages
  • Charity works of earthquake and Tsunami sites
  • Aries educational scholarships
  • Charity drive for the welfare of families of mariners through a non-profit organization-IMC (International maritime Club)
  • Implemented the creative management principle of making the company as a

Aries Group to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible and committed.

  • Green Initiatives- Aries has made Green thinking as part of the company’s business agenda. Aries pushes ahead with several measures to reduce the carbon footprints, and strives hard to achieve a paperless operation
  • Directed Dams – the Lethal Water Bombs, a sustainability documentary providing scientific explanation on the disastrous nature of the Mullaperiyar Dam and thepossible natural disaster inherent in the structure
  • Conducts Aries Talent Hunt yearly where more than 2000 talented individuals participate to get their talent recognised in the industry
  • Initiated Save our Children Campaign to curb child trafficking

Aries Marine, the flagship company of Aries Group and the largest Ship Design and Consultancy firm in the Middle East, was established on 28 March 1998.

As the company crosses a remarkable milestone of 20 years, its legacy has been imprinted in a variety of sectors that has been made possible by a visionary, forward looking leadership and ably by its most precious asset, the loyal and dedicated employees, who form the “Aries Family”

TOSHIBA RELEASES NEW, POWERFUL SURVEILLANCE AND VIDEO STREAMING INTERNAL CONSUMER HARD DRIVES

“The new S300 and V300 series are the latest models to join the consumer internal hard drive lineup and showcase Toshiba’s new consumer color label branding.”

Dubai, UAE. — April 17, 2018 — Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation and Toshiba Gulf FZE, announces the launch of two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives to the consumer internal lineup, the S300 and V300. The S300 surveillance Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 10TB  and offers support for up to 64 high definition camera  streams. The V300 Video Stream Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 3TB and suited for all entry level recording and streaming for the home.

The S300 Surveillance Hard Drive series offer 24/7 reliability and high performance with large cache size up to 256MB. The S300 performs at up to 7200rpm with a maximum data transfer speed of 248 MB/s . Additionally, the S300 comes with built-in RV sensors to help suppress vibrations in multi hard drive platforms. Available in up to 10TB capacities, the new surveillance hard drive can handle high workloads up to 180TB/year  and supports surveillance network video recorders (sNVR), surveillance digital video recorders (sDVR), hybrid sDVR(analog and IP) and RAID storage arrays for surveillance.

The V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive series are designed for reliable video recording and playback, and offers built-in silent seek technology, which results in a quiet operation. The V300 low spin design reduces energy consumption by up to 25% . Available in up to 3TB capacities, the V300 hard drive supports video editing systems, set-top-box (STB), digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR).

In addition to the new hard drive models, Toshiba introduces new color branding for each category in the consumer internal hard drive lineup. The new category colors will be displayed on the drive labels and retail shelf packaging to clearly communicate the hard drive category’s use case and device application. The S300 hard drive series comes in a green surveillance label, and the V300 hard drive series in a blue video streaming label. The consumer friendly, easy-to-identify color-coded drive labels and retail shelf packaging makes it easy for consumers to shop for the drive they need.

“Toshiba is refreshing the consumer hard drive branding to make internal hard drives more consumer friendly and easier to shop for the right application,” said Santosh Varghese, Vice President|General Manager, Digital Products & Solutions, Toshiba Gulf FZE. “By entering the Surveillance market with a robust lineup of high performance and high reliability hard drive models targeted for the consumer market, Toshiba is offering a drive for every storage application.”

Toshiba continues to expand product offerings with higher storage capacity and performance. The new S300 and V300 hard drives further illustrate Toshiba’s efforts to continue offering drives for every consumer storage application from PC, gaming, NAS, and now surveillance and video streaming.

The S300 and V300 will be available in April 2018.

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