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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Film Critics Association 'Press Meet'

The Film Critics Association organised a meeting at the Press Club in Basheer Bagh of Hyderabad on August 2. State Cinematography minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy attended the programme as chief guest.

Welcoming the chief guest, Film Critics Association secretary Bathula Prasad handed over a bouquet to the minister. Later, senior journalist Lakshmana Rao explained about the functioning of the association.

Later the Film Critics Association president Subba Rao submitted a memorandum to the minister and read out the details in it. The details are as follows.

  1. There are more than 100 members in the association and some of them had got accreditation, while several others failed get the accreditation so far.
  2. Appeal to the government to include the film journalists also as members of the censor board.
  3. Appeal to give scope and place for the film journalist in the Nandi Awards Committee.
  4. Appeal for a place for film journalists in the accreditation committee.
  5. Plea to set up a housing society exclusively for film journalists, allocation of house sites and extend financial assistance for the construction of houses to them.

After listening to all these demands, the minister responded positively to all those issues and assured that he would ensure that all their demands were met. Anne Ravi compered the programme.

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