The media and entertainment sector is the next stop for the Globsyn group.
Globsyn Media Ventures, an arm of the group will “produce films, provide skills training and create structured financing for films”. It was launched on Friday along with the music of its maiden production Aborto. The Bengali film, which marks the debut of actor Arindam Sil as director, stars Tota Roy Chowdhury, Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Resshmi Ghosh and Jaya Ahsan.
“Globsyn Media Ventures is an extension of what we have been doing so far. Knowledge, skills, technology and infrastructure, the core areas of focus for Globsyn, is much needed in the film industry,” said Bikram Dasgupta, chairman, Globsyn Group.
The new company is the baby of Rahul and Romit Dasgupta, directors of the Globsyn Group.
The company plans to produce five to 10 films in the next five years. It is going to launch “skills training programmes” in the next two months. The training will begin in workshops that will be scaled up to full courses. Globsyn also wants to build a corpus of Rs 5-10 crore for the industry.
“There are many young directors who are coming back to the city and doing good work but there are very few producers. We want to produce quality films,” said Rahul. “It is not just about numbers but also social responsibility,” said Romit.
Sil rued the lack of professionalism in the industry and hoped that Globsyn would set a new standard. “We are saying that Bengali cinema is booming but the Bengali film industry is nothing like an industry. Professional attitude is absent,” he said.