Action movies with
special visual effects and 3D such as superman, spider man have now
replaced action movies with action stars said Ashok Amritraj, Indian
American film producer. Interacting with media today in Goa, he said
digital technology has changed the way film is made and is distributed
worldwide. Security of password protected digital copies of movies and
distribution of such movies has in fact increased the cost of film
making, he added.
Speaking about Indian Cinema, Amritraj said that he was glad to have
reached the mark of producing 100 films in the centenary of Indian
Cinema and added that presently 12 films are at different stages of
production with his production company Hyde Park Entertainment. He said
he wants to make Indian films and is looking forward to listen to
scriptwriters from India and stated that it was not a conscious decision
to stay away from Indian films.
Mike Pandey, President, IDPA said that they will be tying with Hyde Park
Entertainment for an international co-production project. The Project
will not be a documentary but a full-length, feature film, he added.
Shankar Mohan, Festival Director and Bhuvan Lall, Film entrepreneur were
43rd edition of IFFI is paying special tribute to Ashok Amritraj, known
for being one of the most prolific Hollywood film producers. He has
produced several blockbuster films including ‘Bringing Down the House’
in 2003, ‘Raising Helen’ & ‘Walking Tall’ in 2004 and the Golden Globe
nominated ‘Bandits’ in 2001. His latest film ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of
Vengeance’ is made in 3D.