‘Chance of a Lifetime’

Looking forward to host

Ashok Amritraj looking forward to host ‘Chance of A Life Time’

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Indian origin Hollywood producer Ashok Amritraj is set to host a non-scripted series “Chance of A Life Time”, which will invite film enthusiasts from Middle East, India and Europe to make documentaries.

The series is a collaboration among the United Nations, Variety magazine, Hyde Park Entertainment and Abu Dhabi’s production company Image Nation.

“Bringing the Middle East, India and Asia to a global audience has always been a passion of mine, and I’m thrilled to provide this platform for filmmakers of such diverse cultures to have a truly collaborative cinematic experience. The United Nations and Variety have been amazing partners on this project,” Amritraj said in a statement.

The series will follow the producer’s search for four teams of filmmakers each with a member from India, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), and Singapore.

Each week, Amritraj will present the filmmaking teams with various production tasks that they must accomplish to finish their final documentaries.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the United Nations to harness the power of entertainment and shine a spotlight on some of the world’s most critical issues,” said Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

The winning team’s documentary will be screened at the United Nations, and they will receive a special recognition from Variety during the 2013 Festival de Cannes.