Mumbai, Sep 30 : Shibasish Sarkar, the producer who has backed films like ‘The Girl On The Train’ and ‘Viceroy’s House’, has been re-elected as the president of the Film Producers Guild of India for 2023-24.
He was unanimously re-elected at the guild’s 69th annual general meeting held at The Club in Mumbai’s Andheri area.
The Guild has issued a letter to notify Sarkar’s re-election.
In addition, Manish Goswami, Apoorva Mehta, Madhu Bhojwani and Ambika Khurana have been re-elected as vice presidents, while Ashim Samanta and Fazila Allana have been re-elected as Treasurers of the Guild.
The letter, issued by the guild on Saturday, read, “Shibasish Sarkar has been re-elected as President of the Producers Guild of India at the 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association, held in Mumbai on September 29. He was re-elected unanimously as the President by the Guild’s Council of Management.”
It further mentioned, “Additionally, Manish Goswami, Apoorva Mehta, Madhu Bhojwani and Ambika Khurana were re-elected as Vice Presidents, while Ashim Samanta and Fazila Allana were re-elected as Treasurers of the Guild. At the AGM, the President shared his thoughts on the current landscape and outlook for content producers as also the larger Media & Entertainment sector.”
As per the letter, he stated that while a string of box office successes this year was very heartening, areas of concern remained in certain areas of the ecosystem as also structural issues that need to be addressed before we could truly put the disruption wrought by Covid behind us.
“Further, members were apprised of key activities and developments at the Guild during the preceding year and also shared their suggestions on issues and areas that the Guild should look at addressing in the coming year,” the letter concluded.