Meet EEMAX Global Jury Members: Monica Tata, William Burdette Coutts and Ramesh Sippy
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | September 15, 2015 | News
EEMAX Global Awards 2015 Monica Tata William Burdette Coutts Ramesh Sippy
The EEMAX Global Conclave & Awards 2015 features an international jury consisting of 33 members drawn from international and Indian boards, and the Indian film, entertainment and fashion industries. The event will take place on September 19 and 20 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
Here are three members on this jury:
Monica Tata, Media Professional
Monica Tata has been named among the top 50 influential women in media, marketing and advertising by industry magazine Impact in 2012 and 2014. With over 25 years of experience, she has worked as part of the leadership team at Star, Turner and HBO. She is the Honorary Secretary of the International Advertising Association - India Chapter and was a committee member for ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) from 2013-215. Further, she has been a member of the Jury of leading industry awards like the International Emmys, Promax, EEMAX, Children’s Film Festival, Golden Mikes Awards, and International Women in Sales Awards.
William Burdette Coutts, Artistic Director, Edinburgh Mela
In 1993 William took over at a difficult time financially for the Trust. To deal with the funding challenges, commercial work was introduced including Top of the Pops and TFI Friday for five years. This sustained the Trust until 2000, after which it was accepted on to the Arts Council’s Recovery Programme, a condition of which was to reach agreement with a commercial partner on providing a television recording studio in Studio 1. The new company Riverside TV Studios was formed to run Studio 1 as a TV recording studio and has been home to such shows as The Apprentice: You're Fired!, the BAFTA award winning Celebrity Juice, Question Time, Russell Howard's Good News and Waitrose Kitchen.
Ramesh Sippy, Film Director
Ramesh is best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed blockbuster film Sholay. His other successful films include Sita Aur Geeta, Shakti and Shaan. He also directed a successful television serial titled Buniyaad which focused on the Partition of India, and aired on Indian television channel Doordarshan in 1987. He is one of the most respected persons in the Indian film industry, co-chair of the FICCI Entertainment and Media Committee and former President of the Film & TV Producers Guild of India. He has been honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India.
The international jury for the awards includes international board members and event professionals, advertising and media professionals, as well as Indian celebrities and politicians.