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GURU LOUNGE at London Indian Film Festival, July 2015

8th July 2015

This year's edition of LIFF is offering two key industry events for film professionals interested in India.

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The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival’s GURU LOUNGE presents an invaluable guide to the ever-burgeoning Indian and South Asian film industries for film industry professionals interested in co-production, acting in or shooting their next project in India. 


MON 20 JULY | 09:30 - 11:30 | BAFTA

Lee Stone (Lee & Thompson LLP) will hold a series of individual, 20 minute surgeries to discuss your film project. Sign up and come prepared!

Lee Stone is a partner in the Film Group of the leading UK entertainment law firm, Lee & Thompson LLP. He has been instrumental in developing the firm's expertise in advising the Indian film industry and is widely recognised as the go-to-lawyer for Indian film producers, financiers and distributors wanting to do business in the UK, as a result of which Lee is also regularly instructed by British companies wanting to collaborate with entities from within the Indian film industry.

Prior booking for these sessions is essential - please contact Satwant Gill:


WED 22 JULY  |  10.00 – 11.30  |  BFI SOUTHBANK BLUE ROOM

Indian cinema is enjoying a strong resurgence, with films such as The Lunchbox proving crossover favourites at the box office, and several directors establishing their name at Cannes and other world festivals.

The seminar brings together filmmakers and industry experts from across exhibition, distribution and production sectors of the film industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of serving South Asian content to Asian and non-Asian audiences in the UK.

Panelists include: Louisa Dent (Artificial Eye), Stuart Crane (Cineworld), Atul Malhotra (Dir/Prod Amar, Akbar and Tony)

Prior booking is essential - please contact Satwant Gill: