For acountry that is the largest producer of cinema in the entire world, the LAIndia Film Council is another ‘Feather in the Cap’. The knowledge exchangethrough this council will add volumes to the creative and technological aspectsof cinema in both countries
Shekhar Kapur, Filmmaker
"India is a preferred destination for a lot of films, and I think the LA India Film Council will hugely benefit both countries. We could co-create film schools and schools of technology. The mingling and merging of the two cultures is essentially the desire behind a co-production."
- Shekhar Kapur, Filmmaker
Ramesh Sippy, Filmmaker and Producer
"We can learn from schools in LA. We should learn from each other. Create and enrich each other’s knowledge, strengths and experiences I feel the council can only take us forward. One thing is for sure it will bring people of two cultures closer together."
- Ramesh Sippy, Filmmaker and Producer
Anil Kapoor, Actor and Producer
"Without a body like this people may get connected with wrong people. A body like this can help and support those who seek guidance. This body can help connect with the right people."
- Anil Kapoor, Actor and Producer
Mahesh Bhatt, Filmmaker and Producer
"Hollywood has pretty brave filmmakers who have consistently raised the bar. The intermingling of both countries could be a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow."
- Mahesh Bhatt, Filmmaker and Producer
Subhash Ghai, Filmmaker
"For a country that is the largest producer of cinema in the entire world, the LA India Film Council is another 'Feather in the Cap'. The knowledge exchanged through this council will add volumes to the creative and technological aspects of cinema in both countries."
- Subhash Ghai, Filmmaker, Chairman and Founder Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television and Media Arts
A. R. Rehman, Music Composer
"There is something to learn from each culture. For technical aspects, perfection and amazing presentation – its Hollywood. For stories from the soul – its Indian Cinema. One initiative like this could make a difference for a whole generation to look at creativity."