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    Aug 2008

    Animation boom in West Bengal

    DQ Entertainment expands its base to West Bengal Sets up world class Animation, Gaming Production Center and School of Visual Arts to meet the demands of booming animation industry.

    DQ Entertainment (DQE), a leader in Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming, has launched its production center in Kolkata, the first of its kind facility in West Bengal with advanced IT infrastructure. The DQ Entertainment - Kolkata Production Center with its state of the art 3D CGI & Visual Effects facility was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee with Mr. Tapaas Chakravarti, CEO, DQ Entertainment. The inauguration was also graced by Dr. Debesh Das, Minister - Information Technology & Bio Technology, Government of West Bengal, Shri. Siddharth, I.A.S. Principal Secretary - IT, Government of West Bengal and other senior officials from Government of West Bengal and DQ Entertainment.

    The new state-of-the-art facility will focus on producing high end feature films, Television series and Visual Effects in CGI as well as Game Development for next generation console and online games. The facility houses high-end CGI workstations, supported by networked storage and rendering systems.

    This production center will accommodate upwards of 280 professionals and will work on major 3D CGI, Gaming and cinema visual effects.

    Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Tapaas Chakravarthi, Chairman & CEO, DQ Entertainment said, “DQ Entertainment’s Kolkata Production Center is part of our planned expansion to meet the growing demands of our clients. Kolkata is a growth engine of the entire region, which has great education standards, coupled with enthusiasm & dynamism of youth. We are sure that youth will dare to dream with us and further grow the animation boom in India. The center will also train animation enthusiasts into experts in the field of animation and gaming space”.

    The Kolkata Production Centre has also DQ School of Visual Arts, a specialised animation, VFX and gaming training academy that will impart training on animation and gaming technology for students and young professionals enabling them to develop skills sets to execute productions that meets international quality standards. DQSVA will focus on cultivating creative talent through its year-long rigorous programme. DQ School of Visual Arts offers courses on 2D Animation & 3D Animation with specialization in Animation, Flash, Compositing, Modeling, Rigging, Textures & Surfaces, Lighting, Visual Effects, Camera, Rendering etc and is starting training for a high end game development shortly.

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    Aug 2008

    About DQ Entertainment

    DQ Entertainment (DQE) is the leading producers of Animation for Feature Film, TV Series, Home Video, Games Art and Visual Effects (VFX) for global TV series, Feature Films, DTH Videos, including online, mobile and Next-Gen Console Game Art and in-game animation.

    The Groups client base spans across various continents and includes large production companies like Walt Disney Television Animation - USA, Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc. - USA, Electronic Arts – UK, Canada, Method Films – France, Marvel - USA, American Greetings - USA, NBC-Universal - USA, BBC - UK, Mattel - USA, Take 2Interactive - USA and others.

    DQE is listed on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange and the group's production facilities are based out of India & in Manila, Philippines while the creative & sales offices are located in USA, France & Japan. DQE's largest facilities in India are in Hyderabad spread over 10 locations while the other facilities are Kolkata, Chennai & Mumbai with the manpower over 3400+ and adding over 1000 shortly, making it the largest group in this domain.

    DQE's expertise in quality planning & strong production management has earned a DNV ISO 9001 certification, by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Netherlands.

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    Jan 2008
    Its good to know that animation industry is growing in west bengal too!
    Now eastern talent will be explored more!

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    dhanarajesh1 Guest

    Re: Animation boom in West Bengal

    Yes West Bengal has good boom in animation
    Last edited by Saket; 13-11-2008 at 03:57 PM. Reason: External Link Removed. No advertisements allowed.

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