Film and Television Institute of India Current Affairs - 2019

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BP Singh Appointed as FTII New Chairman

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has appointed Brijendra Pal Singh as the new chairman and President of Film and Television Institute of India. He succeeded Anupam Kher, who had resigned from the post in October because of some international commitments.

Brijendra Pal Singh

  • He is an alumnus of FTII of 1970-73 batch and done specialization in film cinematography.
  • He is producer of the famous crime drama CID and completed a record of 21 years of continuous telecast on Sony TV.
  • He also made his name in Limca book of world record for taking continuous shot of 111 minutes marking the completion of six years of crime drama CID.
  • He served as chairman of FTII academic council and vice chairman of governing council.

FTII

Film and television Institute of India is an autonomous body established in 1960. It comes under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is one of the members of International Liasion Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television which is world’s leading organization of schools of films and television.  The institute is registered under Societies’ registration Act 1960.

It consists of a President who also serves as chairman of governing council and Standing Finance Committee. Governing council of FTII is responsible for all the important policy decision of institute. Director of Institute is responsible for implementation of policies.

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Anupam Kher resigns as Chairman of FTII

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has resigned as Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He was appointed as Chairman of FTII in October 2017 and had replaced Gajendra Chauhan. With this, Kher became first chairperson of FTII to resign before completion of his full term. He had served as chairman of FTII for 11 months, which makes his tenure shortest since FTII’s formation.

Anupam Kher

In span of his 35 years acting career, he has appeared in over 500 films and many plays. He is best known for his roles in Saaransh, Daddy, Lamhe, Khel, Ram Lakhan, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara and A Wednesday among others. He has also acted in international films like Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, Silver Linings Playbook and The Big Sick. He is recipient of Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016).

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

FTII is premier institute in country that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production. It is autonomous body under Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It was established in 1960 and is registered under Societies’ Registration Act of 1860. FTII is situated in Pune (Maharashtra) on premises of erstwhile Prabhat Film Company. Since its inception, FTII has become India’s premier film and television institute. Its alumni have become technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

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