DQE - Powerkidz Talent Search

By Dq Entertainment International dqe, PRNE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HYDERABAD, India, November 24, 2010 - DQ Entertainment, the animation, gaming and live action
entertainment group, today announces the launch of its talent search for
children in creative writing and cinematography. The DQ Powerkidz story and
script writing competition will be conducted on an all India basis and
targets over 800-1000 schools in the country. Through this event DQE intends
to expose students nationwide to the language of audio visuals with the
winning entry turned into a Short Film, produced by DQ Entertainment. Entries
may be submitted online at www.dqentertainment.com.

The entries will be judged by a jury consisting of
distinguished personalities from the media and entertainment industry. Five
best story writers will be short listed and invited to attend a two day
fun-filled interactive Children's audio-visual fiesta which will include
Visual arts, animation, Theatre and Creative workshops along with interactive
brainstorming sessions for the children to be held at Hyderabad in
January-February 2011.

The winning entry of DQ Powerkidz contest will be converted
into a short film enacted by the writer as well as other supporting cast
members selected by DQE. This will be sent for onward submission to the Ciak
Junior Film festival - an international contest held in Treviso, Italy. The
winner of the DQ Power Kidz talent search contest will also be sponsored to
represent the film in Treviso, Italy.

Films based on stories written by children from various
countries such as Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel,
Italy, China, Portugal, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, India, Switzerland,
Bulgaria and South Africa, between the age group of 10 -15 years have
participated in the Ciak junior festival each year. DQE has participated in
this Film Festival in the past and has been the recipient of the 'UNESCO
Gandhi jury award' and the 'best story award' at this prestigious event.

Sumedha Saraogi, Sr. V.P. BD and Branding at DQE commented:

"Our aim is to promote creative thought and expression using
the Audio Visual medium amongst children. DQ Powerkidz will provide the
platform for creative expression for children in the ages of 10-15. We will
draw upon our in-house creative talent base of over 3000 artists to conduct
workshops for children and ignite their creative spirit."

About DQE:

DQE is one of the leading producers of animation, visual
effects, game art and live action entertainment content for the global media
and entertainment industry. DQE's production in hi-end 3D, 'The Jungle Book'
is in production as a 52 episode animated series and a 60 minute TV feature
in co-production with international majors including TF1 and Moonscoop,
France, ZDF Group, Germany and is to be released worldwide in 2010.

Toomai - The Elephant Boy is a live action TV series which is
currently being developed in co-operation with international broadcasters,
while several Indian IPs like Mysteries & Feluda, Omkar, Balkand I, II and
III with international broadcasters have had a successful run.

DQE has also announced the development of a series of animated
short films for television in collaboration with French production companies
Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the
production and worldwide distribution and exploitation of an animated version
of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie
Hollywood films. DQE is also producing a 3D animated stereoscopic
feature film "The Prodigies" for Onyx Films and Fidelite Films, France.

DQE has received recognition and awards at several national
and international forums fostering creativity and excellence. Recent
recognitions include the Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year - 2009 India
Awards, The UK Broadcast Awards 2010, Sichuan TV Festival International "Gold
Panda" Awards, The Emmy Award, administered by the National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences for Tutenstein TV series co-produced by DQE and
several others.

DQE's production facilities are based in Hyderabad, Mumbai and
Kolkata and it has international sales representatives in Los Angeles, Paris
and Tokyo. With a workforce of approximately 3,500 permanent employees, DQE
has a global client-partner base of over 90 producers, distributors,
broadcasters and licensors including Walt Disney Group, Universal Pictures,
Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel Comics, American
Greetings, BBC Group, M6/France TV Group/TF-1 - leading broadcasting and
distribution groups from France, ZDF TV and ZDF Enterprises - leading
broadcasting and global distributors from Germany, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera
- Arabic nations, Disney Channels - Asia, Cartoon Network Group and many more

    Further Information:

    DQ Entertainment International
    Sumedha Saraogi
    Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27

    DQ Entertainment International
    P R Vishnu
    Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27

Further Information: DQ Entertainment International, Sumedha Saraogi, sumedha at dqentertainment.com, Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27.DQ Entertainment International, P R Vishnu, vishnu at dqentertainment.com, Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27

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