Siddharth Roy Kapur, Founder & Managing Director of Roy Kapur Films, will receive the “Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific Copyright Educator of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on 7 December 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.
“It is with great pleasure we announce the honoring of Siddharth Lan with this award,” stated the President of Film Expo Group, Andrew Sunshine. “CineAsia and the MPA have worked together for many years to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond for the industry.”
“We have long admired Siddharth Roy Kapur’s strong commitment to the growth and success of India’s film and television sector,” said Belinda Lui, President and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association. “We have long admired Siddharth Roy Kapur’s strong commitment to the growth and success of India’s film and television sector.
Over the years, he has advocated for a robust copyright and content protection framework to support the interests of filmmakers, and encouraged the introduction of legislation to modernise film classification and better protect IP rights. These efforts have contributed to positive momentum towards the enactment of India’s new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill. The award is timely and well-deserved.”
Siddharth Roy Kapur is one of the most celebrated producers in Indian cinema and the Founder & Managing Director of Roy Kapur Films. He has produced some of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema like “Dangal” and “Chennai Express,” along with pathbreaking films that have broken the mould like “Barfi,” “Kai Po Che: and “Haider.”
His latest production, “Last Film Show” was shortlisted in the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Oscars, only the fourth Indian film to ever make it to this stage. His recent streaming shows include the crime thriller “Aranyak,” and two seasons of the epic historical drama “Rocket Boys,” which bagged the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Series, receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics. Siddharth is the former Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India.
His involvement in the film and media industry extends well beyond his production ventures. He serves as a managing trustee of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI), which organizes the Mumbai Film Festival, and holds the position of co-chairman of the CII Media & Entertainment Committee. Siddharth was elected President of the Producers Guild of India for an unprecedented 6 consecutive terms, and has been listed on the prestigious Variety 500 list of the most influential people in global entertainment for the last 6 years consecutively. In July 2023, Siddharth was invited to membership of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) under the Producers branch.
CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia Trade Show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends across the industry. Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.
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About the Motion Picture Association
Promoting & Protecting Screen Communities in Asia Pacific
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific represents the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.
The organization acts on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association, Inc (MPA) which include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA has worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore.