Based on original research, this book draws on the author's personal observations and extensive discussions with film makers, media professionals and market players. It is backed by data from a variety of surveys, audit studies and annual reports. Derek Bose uses these sources to arrive at conclusions that place the issue of media convergence in the framework of film development.
Derek Bose is a senior journalist and film jurist. He is also the group editor with a leading publishing house in Mumbai, which publishes lifestyle magazines. He has worked as Features Editor with the Press Trust of India, as International Editor for Indian Express and as the South Asia correspondent with Asian Leader, a leading British newspaper. He has been extensively published in various journals and has officiated on the jury of several national and international film festivals. His authored books include Bollywood Unplugged: Deconstructing Cinema in Black and White; Kishore Kumar: Method in Madness; Bollywood Uncensored: What You Don't See on Screen and Why; and Everybody Wants Hits: 10 Mantras of Success in Bollywood Cinema.
Apart from his love for cinema, Derek Bose is a keen Sunday painter and has directed several short films including the award-winning documentary, Dance of the Gods.