US animation firm keen to partner with Telangana government

DreamWorks, a popular American animation company, has expressed interest to work with the Telangana government and expand its production facilities in India. Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks explained about his company’s plans to expand its operations in India, when IT minister KT Rama Rao met him at his office in Los Angeles, US, as part of his official tour.

“Had a good meeting with Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks,” tweeted KTR after the meeting, in the early hours of Saturday.

A press release from Telangana Secretariat said, “DreamWorks is looking for expanding their production facilities in India and sought partnership with Telangana government for their long term plans. KTR expressed the government’s willingness to extend full support and cooperation in their endeavour.”
“The minister described the attributes of upcoming film city in Hyderabad which would be an ideal location for the future production facility of DreamWorks,” the release said. It is said that DreamWorks is also looking at creating high-end theatre ecosystem to promote their movies in India and has asked Telangana government to create a conducive environment.

“DreamWorks has plans to cater to Indian market and believe that Hyderabad is ideal location, given its talent pool and vibrant film industry,” the press release said quoting KTR.

DreamWorks and Telangana government have also agreed to collaborate to create Dreamplay, a small scale theme centre, which can become a tourist attraction for Hyderabad.

Rama Rao invited Jeffrey Katzenberg to visit Hyderabad.

The minister also visited La Kretz Innovation Campus at Los Angeles to understand the functioning of Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) as most of the innovations being incubated are relevant to Hyderabad and Telangana like water harvesting, converting sewer water into clean water, among others.

Source: The New Indian Express

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