Budget 2019 recognises entertainment industry but for good

It was a pleasant change for the media and entertainment industry (M&E) to find a mention in the Budget, where Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced a slew of incentives for the sector. From single window clearance for Indian filmmakers for shooting in India, to the introduction of anti-camcording provisions in the Cinematograph Act to control the menace of piracy, Budget 2019 had a lot in store for the entertainment sector. Speaking to Moneycontrol, Kamal Ginachandani, CEO, PVR Pictures Ltd, said “The big change really seems to be a change of mindset with…

Entertainment industry welcomes move to curb piracy in budget

MUMBAI: The media and entertainment industry expects the budget proposals of single-window clearance for film shootings and anti-camcording provisions to control piracy, help the sector to grow at a faster pace. “The interim budget has provided a tremendous fillip to the Indian entertainment industry with the provision of single window clearance for films. Such policy provisions that seek to enhance ease of doing business will help the around ₹15,600 crore industry grow at a faster clip,” Viacom18 Group chief executive officer and managing director Sudhanshu Vats said. “We welcome the move to include anti-camcording provisions as…

Zacari Signs To Top Dawg Entertainment & Drops Debut Single ‘Don’t Trip’

Photo courtesy of Instagram.com/ZacariPINSTAGRAM/@ZACARIP Top Dawg Entertainment—the label home to some of music’s heaviest hitters like Kendrick Lamar and SZA—announced their newest signee, and he should be a familiar face to fans of the label’s biggest players. Zacari Pacaldo (known mononymously as Zacari) yesterday became the newest member of the label’s roster, and simultaneously released his debut single “Don’t Trip.”  Zacari first caught the attention of TDE in 2016 when he appeared on two signees’ albums: first on Isaiah Rashad’s album cut “Wat’s Wrong” (with future collaborator Kendrick Lamar), and later on Ab-Soul’s “Raw…