two media giants coming together with global vision and the future in mind.
The mega CL Communications conglomerate has acquired the event rights for the next Bollywood Music Awards to be held in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago and CL Financials' Radio 90.5fm will be the headline sponsor.
The Bollywood Music Awards are organized by South Asians living in North America to honor music artists for outstanding performances during the prior year. Over 270 million people in over 90 countries around the globe will witness the much-awaited annual event on television.
The Bollywood Music Awards will be held on Saturday, Dec 3rd 2005 at the Queen's Park Oval, in Trinidad.
Mr. Kamal Dandona, Chairman of the Bollywood Group of Companies, and Mr. Anthony Maharaj, Film Producer/Director and CEO of CL Communications who have long shared common views and goals, have joined forces to bring you the first colossal Indo-Caribbean event outside of India. Through this event, they envision building a bridge for cultural exchange to eliminate the geographical barriers and boundaries via media, events, and entertainment.
Mr. Kamal Dandona adds," Our pioneering vision of spreading goodwill through entertainment goes back to the days when we started our awards in 1999. It was in that spirit that we had Michael Jackson from America, Bollywood film-stars from India like Shah Rukh Khan, Junoon from Pakistan, Runa Laila from Bangladesh, Apache Indian from U.K., Bali Brahmbhatt from Africa, 8-time Grammy Award winner and legendary American Jose Feliciano from Puerto Rico participating at the first awards event. We were also the first â€“ and I stress first - in the world to start an award event outside of India. After our success, many others have tried to create a similar concept, but we still remain the forerunners." We are known as the "United Nations of Entertainment" because we bring artists from every corner of the world---South East Asia, Far East, North America, South America, Europe, The Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific."
"We are proud to be a part of these awards which will further our commitment in providing quality television entertainment to viewers all over the world; special shows such as these, will complement the popular sitcoms, serials and highly interactive lifestyle / music programs, talk shows, religious programs, and top notch ICC cricketing action on," said Mr. Anthony Maharaj, Film Producer/Director and CEO of CL Communications Network. He added, "As a conglomerate which has spread globally, we are building bridges for cultural exchange and eliminating geographical distances and boundaries."
CL Financial Communications will be hosting and recording the coveted Bollywood Music Awards in the city of Port of Spain on Dec 3rd 2005. Topmost singers from India will perform along with the most popular dancing group from Trinidad. This will be a unique mix which has never been done before.
The Bollywood Group of Companies has perpetually broken new ground and created new traditions in the world of Asian media by pioneering the following "Firsts":
The FIRST award event exclusively for Bollywood stars held outside of India.
The FIRST fashion award event in the world for Indian models/designers.
The FIRST award event to combine performers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, the Middle East, and America under one roof.
The FIRST Bollywood event to consistently have the presence of mainstream celebrities.
The FIRST South Asian company to have a mainstream Hollywood star, namely Steven Seagal, Jose Feliciano on its Board of Directors.
The FIRST international Asian music awards held outside of India with singers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, the Middle East, and America.
The FIRST Bollywood award event to be covered by CNN, ABC World News, FOX TV, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles times, Forbes, Newsday, Time, Variety, Jade Magazine to name a few.
The FIRST Asian music/movie awards to gather the largest live audience in the world.
The FIRST Indian event to be covered by Time magazine â€“ July 22, 2002 issue.
The FIRST Asian International Pay-Per-View event.
Top singers from the Indian music industry have promised to give earth-shattering onstage performances at the show.
Mr.Kamal Dandona added "With Mr. Anthony Maharaj's outstanding credentials and a distinguished career, we are blessed to partner this event with him heading the CL Financial Communication group. I am highlighting a few of his achievements.
Managing Director V.A. Films (Video Associates).
C.E.O â€“ C.L. Communications Ltd (Radio 90.5, Music Radio 97 and Ebony 104FM and i.e. TV Channel 16.)
Director / Shareholder Westbrook M.P. Films Los Angeles.
Associate Producer Merchant & Ivory's "Mystic Masseur"
Writer / Producer / Director of Feature Films including "N.A.M" for Nelson Entertainment, "Final Mission" for Thorn EMI, "Rage" for 21st Century, Orion's "Naked Vengeance" to name a few.
Director / Shareholder Final Production - U.S.A.
Presenter â€“ Radio 90.5FM.
A joint statement by the spokesperson for both the groups added," We both share our common views, ideas and goals, and we have plans to take our projects to the next level and place them in a league of their own. Movie production and TV production, events to be held globally with emphasis on annual mega International events to be held in Port of Spain, etc., are a few of the projects that are being viewed in the near future. Our goal is to target a major portion of the international market share."