5 December 2013 12:47 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The first Australian Indian Film Fund aims to bankroll one Australian feature and one TV series or documentary every 18 months, each with India-centric themes. The fund was launched on Thursday by a group of Australian businessmen of Indian origin led by Sydney-based It entrepreneur Devendra Gupta and Cpa Yateendra Gupta (no relation). Iaff has signed Fox Studios-based Films & Casting Temple to produce the Australian screen content, appointing Anupam Sharma as its Head of Films. Sharma founded Temple, a production, consultancy, and casting firm 13 years ago. His company has produced the short films Indian Aussies: Terms & Conditions Apply and SMS (Small Man Syndrome) and served as the line producer on multiple film, TV and video projects including From Sydney with Love, Orange, We Are Family, Crooks: It.s Good to be Bad and Just Dance 2. The fund will trigger several million dollars. worth of production and will utilize the 40% producer offset. »

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