converge on iEmmies jury
August 2005 3:00 pm)
some of the best channels and production
houses miss their head honchos this Thursday,
don't be surprised.
jury members of iEmmies
of the biggest names on the Indian television
horizon will be converging at the Taj
Land's End in Mumbai to shortlist nominees
for two categories of the International
Emmy awards, Asia/Africa region.
The judging process for the two categories
- comedy and non-scripted entertainment
- is being done for the first time in
Mumbai, organised by Indiantelevision.com.
And putting their heads together for the
selection of the finalist entries are
veteran TV actor and producer Jaaved Jaaferi,
Nimbus MD Dr Akash Khurana, MTV India
VP Cyrus Oshidar, comedy scriptwriter
Ashwini Dheer, among others.
Clark and Anil Wanvari: sharing
a media conference held on Tuesday to
announce the judging round, the jurors
expressed happiness at being part of
an event that marks a milestone for
the television industry here. Jaaved
Jaaferi was his usual ebullient self,
while the suave Dr Khurana said he expected
'to have a lot of fun during the judging
process, and look forward to seeing
what different countries have to offer.'
The jury is as varied as it can get.
R D Tailang, scriptwriter of TV successes
like KBC, will be scrutinising
the entries along with Zee's programming
head Ashwini Yardi, BAG Films' Anurradha
Prasad, Sony's programming VP Tarun
Katial along with Jaaferi, Khurana,
Oshidar and others.
Cyrus Oshidar and Javed Jaaferi
those not clued in, the International
Emmy Awards honour shows made outside
the US. Once the semi final judging has
been completed in Mumbai three entries
will be chosen for the grand finale which
will take place in New York in November.
By SURAJ WANVARI