INDIAN CINEMA TO BE HONORED BY LUMINARIES OF THE FILM INDUSTRY:
11TH EDITION OF RENAULT SONY GUILD FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Star Performers include Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ayushmann Khuranna and Kriti Sanon
Celebrating excellence in cinema, The Film and Television Producers Guild of India has announced the 11th Edition of Renault Sony Guild Film Awards. The Guild constitutes of the most influential luminaries in cinema who select winners, making it one of the most credible and much revered accolades. The extravaganza will unfold with New Year Celebrations in January and will be broadcast exclusively on Sony Entertainment Television.
Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Ayushmann Khuranna, Kriti Sanon and Sonakshi Sinha feature among other star performers who will set the stage on fire with one incredible act after another. After a successful hosting stint last year, television’s superstar comedian Kapil Sharma will don the host’s hat once again and entertain audiences with his unbeatable comic timing.
Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country Managing Director & CEO, Renault India Operations said “Renault India is yet again happy to work together with Guild’s 11th edition. This is our fourth year and we are elated to celebrate the achievements of distinct personalities of Indian Cinema who are driven by a commitment towards passion and excellence. Renault, the most awarded automaker in recent times, understands what it takes to win the hearts of people and also win accolades from a proficient jury. As we have always believed, both the Guild and Renault lay special emphasis on Driving the Change and are therefore a perfect fit with each other”
Mukesh Bhatt producer and president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India said “It is a pleasure to be an integral part of the Guild and play a role in honoring the best talent of Indian cinema. Over the years we have strived and maintained the highest standards in selecting amongst the best of the best and this time too we are confident the Guild Awards will celebrate the sheer excellence of Indian films”
Talking about the awards, Mr. N.P Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are pleased to host the prestigious Renault Sony Guild Awards, the official awards of the Film industry. The award winners are selected by the industry Guild – making it truly democratic, credible and honors achievers across different film disciplines. Sony Entertainment Television promises to make the ceremony a power-packed blockbuster night of celebration with exuberant acts & performances.”
Actor Akshay Kumar commented on the occasion, “As a member of this hard working industry, the Guild awards is extremely auspicious to receive for any artist or film professional. With eminent members of our Indian film fraternity forming the Guild, the awards like every year are presented to brilliant work & outstanding achievements, it is a great honour to be nominated for the Guild Awards & now after completing 25 adventurous years in this industry, I will be taking you all down memory lane with my own energy to add to this wonderful night, by putting my best foot forward & performing my heart out to you all, hope you enjoy”
TV Host and Comedian Kapil Sharma said “Guild Awards see the fraternity members honoring excellence in their very own industry. I had a great experience hosting for the Guild awards and it is a delight to entertain and interact with these great film personalities. This time too we have planned interesting acts and I am confident my hosting stint this year will be bigger success.”
Speaking on the occasion, Sabbas Joseph, Founder-Director, Wizcraft International said, “It is a momentous occasion, each year, to see all of those in the industry who have worked so hard be rewarded for their skill and talent with which they create magic on-screen. This year’s Guild celebrations will be spectacular considering the incredible line-up of performances and the talent that will be celebrated at the ceremony.”
Instituted to celebrate exceptional achievements in Indian Cinema, the film fraternity will congregate, once again this year, to celebrate and honor the best contributions and accomplishments in the industry and to celebrate their work in the previous year. The Sony Guild Awards honor excellence in the creative as well as technical categories. Conceptualized, produced, marketed and promoted by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the Awards will bring together the most celebrated stars of Indian Television and Cinema on one spectacularly star-studded stage.
Conceptualized, produced, marketed and promoted by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the Awards will bring together the most celebrated stars of Indian Television and Cinema on one spectacularly star-studded stage.
It is the only Award that does not allow the general public to be part of the voting process in keeping with its policy of ‘By the Industry, For the Industry’. The Guild consists of over 160 members, who constitute some of the most powerful and influential luminaries in its sector. The winners of the Awards are chosen by the Guild’s members, making it one of the most credible and much revered accolades.
About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd:
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraft’s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations, and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele.
About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), (formerly Multi Screen Media Private Ltd.), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.
As a leading television network in India, SPN comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, a second Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; AXN, the leader amongst English Entertainment Channels; AATH, the Bangla movie channel, MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel; KIX, a youth-centric sports channel focusing on high adrenaline, fast-paced content and LIV – the Digital Entertainment Channel.
And, MSM Motion Pictures is the company’s venture in film production.
SPN is in its 21st year in India.
GUILD – Enhancing the value of Cinematic Arts- The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Limited is an autonomous non-profit premier film trade body comprising of industry stakeholders, is to be a principal negotiator with the Government on various critical issues, plays a leading role in promoting film tourism through alliances with the global locations, resolving intra and external trade disputes of the industry, liaising with foreign delegations to provide international exposure for its members, arranging conclaves for the benefit of members.
Established in 1954 by the stalwarts of the Indian film industry including B.N. Sircar, S. Mukherjee, The Film & TV Producers Guild is today the most progressive body in show business.
From renowned film makers/production houses like Yashraj films, Ramesh Sippy, Mukesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, AB Corp, Prakash Jha, Eros entertainment, Excel Entertainment ; to the young brigade of Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Farhan Akhtar, Raj Kumar Hirani, Kunal Kohli, Rohan Sippy, Ritesh Batra, Guneet Monga etc. to stars turned producers like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Anushka Sharma; to new diversified media companies like Disney -UTV, Reliance Entertainment, Balaji telefilms, PVR, Viacom 18, Fox Star Studios; to the film makers of international stature from the East and South such as Mrinal Sen, Goutam Ghose, D. Suresh Babu, etc., to leading TV production houses like Star TV, Colors, Sony TV – all are symbols of the Indian filmed content.
Over the years, the Guild has also been instrumental in organizing fund raisers such as ‘Saath Hain Hum – Uttarakhand’ and ‘ Hum Hain… Ummeed-E-Kashmir’ in aid of victims and seminars & conventions with influential trade bodies like FICCI and CII. Also, the Guild has instituted Annual Awards for excellence in film and television – an award by the industry, for the industry and of the industry.