Sohan Roy Elected to International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences
Kochi: Hollywood director Sohan Roy has been elected as a member of the prestigious International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (IATAS) in recognition of his overall contributions to the media industry. The main objective of IATAS, established in 1969, is to promote excellence in international television industry. It is IATAS which gives away Emmy awards, touted as the Oscars of television industry, to the best television programmes produced outside the United States.
IATAS has invited Sohan Roy to take part in the next Emmy awards. Sohan Roy's Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 movie had won many national and international accolades, including five Oscar selections. The screenplay of Dam999 movie was added to the permanent core collection in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (OSCARS). Besides, it was Sohan Roy who pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and 4K Atmos home cinemas in less space.
Sohan Roy was listed recently among the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 released by Forbes Middle East. Sohan Roy, who is also the Founder-Director of Indywood, is the master brain behind Indywood consortium, comprising 2,000 billionaires and Corporates, for investing Rs. 70,000 crore in the Indian film industry. The project aims at establishing 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 1,00,000 Atmos 4K/2K projection home cinemas, film studios, animation/ VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.