Film London to introduce Shakespeare masterclass in India

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Film specialists from the UK will reportedly travel to India to promote the plays of renowned writer William Shakespeare. Representatives from Film London will run a week long training programme titled ‘Microschool’ in the Indian capital of Mumbai where they will develop five productions of the famous English playwright.

Funded by the British Council, the winning filmmaking team will be rewarded with a cool £500,000 to produce a film for release in 2016 in order to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616.

Deborah Sathe from Film London will launch the programme along with Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who is famous for his Bollywood adaptations of Shakespearean tales such as Maqbool (Macbeth), Omkara (Othello) and Haider (Hamlet).

Sathe mentioned the following to a leading magazine about the exciting initiative. “Industry and audience alike are keen to champion the next generation of Indian and British Asian filmmakers and this project will do just that.”

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