November 18

Telly Awards: Croatian tourist films again won significant awards

first_imgRIJEKA – I miss the silver winner of Telly in the category Branded Content: Travel / Tourism The Telly Awards showcases the best works recorded for television and other media each year. The festival received more than 13.000 entries from all five continents, and the winners of the Telly Awards represent the work of some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.  The films of the production company BALDUČI FILM were awarded with three big prizes: The film RIJEKA I MISS YOU was shot for the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka, and Croatian actors also took part in the film: Alen Liverić, Natalija Đorđević, Jana Škrgulja, Edi Ćelić, photographer Iva Znaor and girl Lara Zgrablić. In addition to the actors, there are other members of the team: Bobby Grubić, Robert Kalčić and Pavle Kaplanec. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold in the category Branded Content: Videography / Cinematography, for which the cameraman Jalil Armijo is responsible “In ancient times, Socrates said that there are no coincidences and that every coincidence happens for a reason. That’s how we in the team think. When you win the first prize you think by accident, but when the prizes happen often and for almost every film in our production, we are convinced that this is the reason for the quality of our films. We are sorry when some clients do not trust us, do not want to pay the registration fee for participating in the festival, but they congratulate us and look forward to the mutual success. I believe in my team, I believe in our films that have a recognizable handwriting, and yet they are different. Every award makes us happy, from the smallest to the largest and every award is welcome because it has a motivating effect. We are often not awarded at a festival, sometimes we do not enter the final round, but we still send our next film to the festival aware that we cannot always win – but we like to compete and prove ourselves. Choosing a winner is a matter of the jury’s taste, the amount of films received and it is often difficult to decide who is better in the mass of entries – I know this from my own experience as a jury member at many festivalsSaid the producer and screenwriter of the award-winning films Spomenko Saraga.  At the prestigious American festival The Telly Awards, which was held for the 41st time this year, Croatian films once again won significant awards. RIJEKA AND MISS YOU  The film CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION was shot with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board, interestingly without the support of HAVC, in order to promote Croatia as an excellent destination for shooting all types of films.center_img “The films are in competition at several more festivals and expecting results, we hope for some more awards”Concluded Saraga. The films were written by Spomenka Saraga, who is also the producer of the films, directed by Herve Tirmarche and cameraman and editor Jalil Armi.  Films produced by BALDUČI FILMA have won over 13 world awards and recognitions in the last 50 years, the Grand Prix, and the films UNIQUE DUBROVNIK and DUBROVNIK AND TIME have entered the top 10 tourist films in the world. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold for the best film in the category promotional film Travel / Tourism  CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION You can watch the movies in the attachment. So far, these films have already won several awards: at the largest ITB tourism fair in Berlin, at the jubilee 20th edition of THE GOLDEN CITY GATE festival silver awards, and at the New York Festivals also a silver medal for the film RIJEKA I MISS YOU, which is normally awarded in Las Vegas during the NAB show, which like the ITB in Berlin was not held, so the prizes will be delivered to us by mail.last_img read more

September 29

Legg Mason acquires UK equity manager Martin Currie

first_imgJoe Sullivan, president and chief executive at Legg Mason, said the addition was the “perfect strategic fit” for the company.“Martin Currie’s active international equity capabilities fill our largest product gap and are a perfect complement to our existing investment capabilities,” he said.His counterpart at Martin Currie, Willie Watt, said the pairing was “ideal” and would allow the firm to grow its business further.A joint statement by the companies indicated that there would be no management changes as part of the transaction, noting that the management team had signed new long-term contracts in conjunction with the deal.The deal is not the first, or largest, asset management acquisition in the market this year.The end of March saw the acquisition of F&C Asset Management by Bank of Montreal finalise, as well as Standard Life Investments buy Ignis Asset Management.According to KPMG, the number of deals will only increase in the coming years, with the consultancy predicting the number of asset managers will halve by 2030.For more on the state of the global asset management industry, see IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers. Legg Mason has acquired $9.8bn (€7.3bn) UK asset manager Martin Currie in a deal that will see the equity manager retain its identity.The deal, for which the acquisition price was not disclosed by either party, is set to finalise by the fourth quarter of the year.It will see Martin Currie’s six offices remain, while the $2.5bn Legg Mason Australian Equities will be rebranded to reflect the company’s new brand.Legg Mason highlighted that the acquisition would expand its equity capabilities across a number of asset classes, including Japan, China and emerging markets.last_img read more