L.A.-based Indian festival sets panels

Topics will include producing, film financing

The seventh annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will offer two separate panels focusing on Indian entertainment and filmmaking through the lens of the business community at CAA's Ray Kurtzman Theater in Century City on April 24.

Topics will be "Producing Indian Content for the Indian and International Market," with panelists Ashok Amritraj of Hyde Park Entertainment, Fox Searchlight's Jill Gwen, actor-producer Anil Kapoor and LDisney's Jason Reed, and "Film Financing: Co-productions and Alternatives," with panelists Karim Ahmad of Independent Television Service, Phat Phish's Sanjay Bhattacharjee, National Film Development Corporation's Nina Gupta and Split Image Pictures' Govind Menon.

In other news, IFFLA has added to its lineup a screening of Big Pictures' dramatic thriller "Sikandar," written and directed by Piyush Jha.
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