Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy takes over as Chairman of MESC
New Delhi/IBNS: Veteran Bollywood filmmaker and producer Ramesh Sippy has been appointed the new Chairman of Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC).
The maker of India's biggest blockbuster Sholay will oversee the operations of MESC and work with its governing council on strategic issues related to the growth of the media & entertainment industry.
Sippy said, “Media & Entertainment Industry is growing at an exponential rate for all the sub sectors of the industry, including OTT, Gaming, Animation & VFx etc.
"Our focus is to create entrepreneurs and skilled resources to take the Indian M&E industry to global standards.”
CEO at MESC Mohit Soni said, “Besides being a highly acclaimed film director and producer, he is a gifted storyteller and a master craftsman.
"He introduced Indian cinema to many new filmmaking technologies, including 70mm and stereophonic sound. He became a household name for millions across the globe.
“His vast experience will take MESC to greater heights."