Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Film Advisory board


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May 28, 2012, 9:18:27 AM (9 years ago)
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  • Film Advisory board

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     2== Film Advisory Board == 
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     4Est: 1940. First instance of direct state production 
     5of documentary film in India. Started as part of 
     6the Dept of Information to advise on the making 
     7of propaganda shorts during WW2 under 
     8chairmanship of Alexander Shaw (formerly 
     9associated with John Grierson in the Empire 
     10Marketing Board and later producer with Crown 
     11Film Unit). J.B.H. Wadia, V. Shantaram and 
     12Ezra Mir worked briefly as chief producers 
     13(1942). The FAB was intended to collaborate 
     14with independent producers/financiers, coordinating 
     15and overseeing the distribution of 
     16indigenous and imported war propaganda films. 
     17Initial productions included documentaries and 
     18newsreels made at Wadia Movietone (e.g. early 
     19work of documentarist P.V. Pathy), films 
     20commissioned from the advertising agency D.J. 
     21Keymer and localised versions of newsreels by 
     2220th Century-Fox. Replaced in 1943 by 
     23Information Films of India. 
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