On the back of the success of Slumdog Millionaire and with the UK India co-production treaty in place, UK film companies will travel to Mumbai to meet their Indian counterparts and to attend the 10th edition of India's FICCI Frames Entertainment Conference.
UK film sales, production, facilities and service companies will make up the export delegation and will look to capitalise on projects that require Indian creative and business input.
The companies travelling to Mumbai include Assassin Films, Atlantic Film Group, Blueprint Pictures, Dan Films, Europa Cinemas, HanWay Films, Headline Pictures, Olsberg SPI, Origin Pictures and Prescience Film Finance.
Blueprint is currently prepping The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, to shoot in India and the UK while Assassin Films is in thelate stages of development on West is West which will be shot in the UK and India.
The delegation is being taken by the UK Film Council, supported by government body UK Trade and Investment, (UKTI).
Sarah McKenzie, the UK Film Council's senior executive for Export Development said 'The global success of Slumdog Millionaire shows what can be achieved when UK and Indian filmmakers collaborate on projects. The export delegation to India should help more UK businesses develop closer links with India, a market which is expanding all the time.'
The Frames Entertainment Conference, which is organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), brings 1800 Indian and 800 foreign delegates from across the media and entertainment industries together in Mumbai. The conference, which starts today, will run until Thursday.
The conference programme includes a range of seminars focusing on film, digital entertainment, television, animation, visual effects, radio and gaming and members of the delegation will be participating on panels within the official programme. The UK Film Council is organising a seminar on co-production between the UK and India.