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THE TRADE AWARDS

TR 1 - Cable operator /MSO (Multi Systems Operator )

The Multi System Operator which has consistently provided optimum service all through the year and even provided value added services to either other cable operators or subscribers. Size is of no consequence but the cable operator should be serving a sizeable subscriber base to be labeled an MSO.

TR 2 - TV Production House

The production house of the year is a company that has set new standards of management and excellence in terms of number of hours produced, its dealings with artistes, suppliers & customers, the number of genres, the channels it is working with and consistency in producing good, successful shows.

THE TECHNICAL AWARDS

TC 1 - Special/Visual Effects for Television

The individual or team from a production house/post production house that has created the most outstanding, innovative visual/special effects for a television show/serial and in the process set new standards. The use of technology in a cost-effective manner to enhance the visual appeal and originality will be given weightage.

TC 2 - Art Direction (Fiction)

The individual/company who/which has been behind the look and feel of a television show. He/she should have excelled in creating the right and authentic ambience for the show with the use of locations, sets, props, lighting, furniture, etc.

TC 3 - Art Direction (Non - Fiction)

The individual/company who/which has been behind the look and feel of a television show/genre. He/she / the company should have excelled in creating the right and authentic ambience for the show with the use of locations, sets, props, lighting and furniture.

TC 4 - Videography (Best TV Cameraman - Fiction)

The professional who made his camera talk and describe the fiction show as written by the writer or desired by the director, bringing out in detail the emotion, action or enhancing the look of the sets and thus the scenes; in effect making for eye-riveting fare. Innovation in the use of his tool - the camera - will be considered an asset.

TC 5 - Videography (Best TV Cameraman - Non Fiction)

The professional who made his camera / multi camera set up talk and describe the non fiction show as written by the writer or desired by the director, bringing out in detail the emotion, action or enhancing the look of the sets and thus the scenes; in effect making for eyeriveting fare. Innovation in the use of his tool - the camera - will be considered an asset.

TC 6 - Costumes for a TV Programme

The individual/company which has provided the most appropriate or original or trendsetting costumes/clothes for any television show/serial to give the show an authentic or outstanding look.

TC 7 - Make Up Artist

An artistic talented individual /team who is responsible for make up of actors in a television show/serial to make them look as per the character they portray on screen while emoting. In some cases the make-up artist has also the additional responsibilities of looking at the hair styling of actors.

TC 8 - Stylist

Awarded to a person responsible for the styling of a television show / serial; a person responsible for the look of each and every individual appearing on screen during the show which makes the entire show look presentable.

TC 9 - TV Show Packaging (Fiction)

TV show packaging would include quality titling, opening, break bumpers, sequencing, music, closing credits, besides the overall look and feel.

TC 10 - TV Show Packaging (Non Fiction)

Same as TC-9, except it is for a non-fiction show.

TC 11 - TV Channel Packaging (including Channel Ids & Generic Promos)

The award will go to a channel that stands out on account of its classy look, courtesy its packaging, channel IDs, the jingle, V/Os, generic channel promos and the overall look and feel of the channel.

TC 12 - Editor (Fiction)

This award will be given to a team or individual. All fictional programmes whether single or multi episodic qualify for this award.

TC 13 - Editor (Non Fiction)

This award will be given to a team or individual. All non fictional programmes including game shows, reality shows etc. whether single or multi episodic qualify for this award.

TC 14 - Background Music (Fiction)

This award will be given for background music for a single episode of a regular series or for a special, whether it be variety, music or cultural programming. Only the music composer/director is eligible and best background music score excludes the award for music for the best title song. It is the responsibility of the music director who does the background music to unify the programme by making or supervising the following: composing, transitions, themes, arranging original or pre-existing material for the given orchestra or band or electronically, rehearsing the performers and overseeing music that needs to be pre-recorded.

TC 15 - Director (Soap & Drama)

The individual whose work for a soap / drama series stands out because of the treatment of subject/situations, who managed to get the best out of his/her actors, the cameraman, the music director, the editor and managed to create a TV show that became highly popular.

TC 16 - Director (Sitcom)

Same as TC15, except the genre is sitcom.

TC 17 - Director (Thriller)

Same as TC15, except the genre is thriller.

TC 18 - Director (Non-Fiction)

Same as TC15, except the genre is non-fiction.

TC 19 - Screenplay Writer (Drama Series & Soap)

The screenplay writer whose powerful screenplay compliments the story and helps the director & dialogue writer create a gripping and popular drama series / soap.

TC 20 - Dialogue Writer (Drama Series & Soap)

The dialogue writer whose use of dialogue gave more authenticity to characters, apart from raising the drama levels in the soap.

TC 21 – Screenplay Writer (Sitcom/Comedy)

The screenplay writer whose dynamic screenplay enhances the story and helps the director & dialogue writer create a hilarious and popular comedy/ sitcom fiction series.

TC 22 – Dialogue Writer (Sitcom/Comedy)

The dialogue writer whose use of dialogue enhanced a script for a sitcom/ comedy fiction series with enough situations, punch lines and humour to make viewers chuckle consistently.

TC 23 - Storywriter

Awarded to an individual or a team for conceiving an original/adapted engaging story which goes to make for a very successful TV series.

TC 24 – Scriptwriter (Non Fiction)

Awarded to an individual or a team that is responsible for writing the narrative and dialogue of a non fiction television programme. (For eg. in a reality show the scriptwriter is responsible for whatever the anchors/ hosts and/ or characters speak throughout the show)

TC 25 - Choreographer

Someone who has helped the performers who can either be a celebrity or a common man, give a dance performance either solo or in a group in any television show by creating different styles of dance and making them rehearse for the same. The choreographer is a person responsible for the success of any performer giving a dance performance in a show.

THE PROGRAMMING AWARDS

PR 1 - Edutainment / Science / Knowledge Based Show

The premise of the show should be imparting education/knowledge. The show that does this in an innovative, interesting and entertaining manner will be eligible for this award.

PR 2 - Entertainment News Show

The show that dealt with news and reports on the world of entertainment / films / celebrities / parties and gave updates on the entertainment world in a manner that kept the viewers hooked.

PR 3 - Public Service Programme

A programme that focused on communicating a public interest message.

PR 4 - Lifestyle & Fashion Show

A show that covers trends in fashion and lifestyle effectively, giving us insights into the world of the glamourous. It should have stood out for its concept and format, production values and constant innovation, as well as refreshing presentations and strong editorial content. Good anchoring, fast-paced edits, camerawork, good subjects and a well-rounded approach to the topic will give the show an added advantage.

PR 5 - Talk Show

The talk show on an entertainment channel that relied on chatter to bring out various nuances of an individual's - be it a common man or a celebrity or a professional - personality. The show could act like a forum, which could delve into the personal lives of personalities besides discussing their role in society. It could have the audience as an integral part of the show or it could also be an individual talk show where the host questions the concerned individual/s as well as highlights the public reactions towards the actions and performance/s of individual/s.

PR 6 - Cookery show

A television programme that presents the preparation of food covering one or more dishes over the course of the show showing all intermediate stages of cooking. The show should be at least partly educational, as the host teaches the viewing audience how to prepare different meals with each episode.

PR 7 - Sports Show

A show that provides comprehensive sports coverage of any sport/s and gives its viewers all the relevant details about the sport/s or the sports person/s covered. It should also give insights into developments and should keep audiences glued throughout the show.

PR 8 - Travel Show

A show that highlights various holiday destinations all over the world and gives viewers all possible information about that particular destination.

PR 9 - Health & Fitness Show

A television programme that educates the audiences on how to take care of their health and stay fit, either by teaching them various forms of exercise or just by educating them about various diets and other health related issues.