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Vinod Chopra Films looking for a new scripting talent


December 13, 2011 - Mumbai

Vinod Chopra Films, India's leading film production house and maker of iconic feature films such as 3 idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Parinda, is on a hunt to find India's best emerging screenwriting talent.

Having brought talent like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Boman Irani, Vidya Balan, Shantanu Moitra and many others to the industry over the past three decades, writer-director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, in collaboration with Talenthouse India, is now on the lookout for exceptional screenwriting talent to become part of the Vinod Chopra Films family.

Speaking on the initiative, Sameer Rao, CEO, Vinod Chopra Films said, "Our filmography is testimony to three decades of commitment to achieving excellence in cinema. We believe that the starting point for every great film is in an outstanding story. We are entering into this initiative, in collaboration with Talenthouse India, to discover new screenwriting talent who have the potential to contribute to the creation and development of our brand of cinema."

Arun Mehra, CEO-Talenthouse India said, "The internet is buzzing with creativity & talent. Talenthouse is a platform that looks to source this talent and bring it to the right audience. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has always backed creative excellence and this collaboration with Talenthouse will help him identify that genius from the millions of aspirants."

The submission deadline for this hunt is 22nd January 2011. The voting for the entries will begin from 23rd January 2011 and the winner will be announced on 15th February 2011.

Vinod Chopra Films

About Vinod Chopra Films:
"Chase excellence and success will follow." The motto of 3 idiots, India's all-time biggest film, has been the philosophy of Vinod Chopra Films since inception.

An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Vidhu Vinod Chopra began his career as a filmmaker over thirty years ago with An Encounter With Faces, a documentary, which highlighted the plight of India's destitute children. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category in 1978. Since then, Mr Chopra has directed some of India's most iconic films, such as Khamosh, Parinda, 1942 – A Love Story, Mission Kashmir and Eklavya.

From 2003 onwards, Mr Chopra has also successfully taken up the baton of a writer-producer of films directed by Rajkumar Hirani (3 idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Munna Bhai MBBS) and Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta).

Vinod Chopra Films' next film is debutante director Rajesh Mapuskar's heartwarming father-son story, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, set for release in the summer of 2012.

About Talenthouse India
Talenthouse is an international platform that provides emerging talents and aspiring performers, artists and creative individuals with opportunities to work with leading artists and brands. Talenthouse has been associated with globally renowned artists like Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Rod Stewart, Brett Ratner, Queen, Kylie Minogue and many more. It is the only platform to boast of over 3,00,000 artists and a 40-member outreach across the globe.

Talenthouse India, a part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., based in Mumbai will oversee growth and business in India and Southeast Asia. It will focus on nurturing fresh and creative talent in the country and provide opportunities for collaboration at international level as well.  Talenthouse will connect with artists across film, fashion, music, photography & art on collaborative projects and embrace artists at entry level.

For further details please contact:
Dayanand G, 9849122317, dayanand@bluelotuspr.com

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