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Platinum Sponsor


Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

Gold Sponsors


ZEE TV has become synonymous with unparalleled quality in entertainment. An undisputed leader that reaches more than 169 countries, 650+ million viewers globally, ZEE TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. ZEE reaches more than 2 million viewers in the US. Being the first high-definition South Asian channel in North America, ZEE TV HD offers audiences a world class media experience that will enable India’s burgeoning entertainment industry to rapidly embrace global technology standards. All programs on the channel is shot in HD so that audiences can view every emotion in each frame with utmost clarity. Enjoy an exhilarating and unadulterated HD experience of high ticket properties like Dance India Dance, ZEE Rishtey Awards, ZEE Cine Awards and a slew of new dramas, along with classic favorite serials such as Pavitra Rishta, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, all in high-definition.


The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio stations. This includes ABC Entertainment Group, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Company’s 50% equity interest in A&E Networks rounds out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.


Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.


Saavn is the fastest-growing music service for South Asian music, worldwide. With content from hundreds of music labels, Saavn delivers the best of Bollywood and more to millions of users each month. With smart search, fast results, and a seamless, on-demand listening experience, Saavn is often referred to as the “Spotify of India.” Saavn’s Android and iPhone Apps are amongst the highest-rated in any marketplace and consistently top sales charts in both the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace. Saavn is rolling out breakthrough features in the South Asian music space (like Saavn Radio) and has many more exciting product and content plans in the works. Saavn is bringing the fun back to Indian music – we hope you like what you hear!


Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 100 lawyers that represents clients of all sizes on virtually every legal issue, from advertising, corporate governance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, executive benefits and compensation to intellectual property, new media, privacy, real estate, taxation, technology, wealth management and estate planning.


Publicis Groupe is the world’s third largest advertising and communications group: a global powerhouse of top creative advertising and marketing agencies, and a pioneer in digital and online communications. Its networks and agencies work with many of the best-known brands in the world.


The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.

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21st Century Fox is the premiere portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets worldwide. Reaching over 1 billion people, in over 100 languages, every single day via FOX, FX, FXX, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR, Fox Pan American Sports, MundoFox, and numerous local television stations, as well as film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film and television production studiosTwentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group. For more information, visit: www.21cf.com


Microsoft Advertising provides advertisers and publishers with digital media, and support to help drive deep and profitable engagement with consumers across the pantheon of Microsoft’s devices and services. This includes a media network that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers around the world; and services and sales support that help untangle the complexities of digital media to get more value from marketing and content investments. Microsoft Advertising makes buying and selling simple, leading media and innovative devices that include Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Skype, Bing, MSN and more. More information is available at http://advertising.microsoft.com.


ARY Digital Network is the subsidiary of the ARY Group established in 1970. The Network started operations in the year 2000 when the group acquired a private television channel which catered to the Southeast Asian community in UK, and named it ARY Digital. Realizing the potential, when Government of Pakistan allowed licenses for private satellite television channels, ARY Digital stepped into Pakistan market. Currently, the network consists of channels including ARY Digital (Asia-Middle East-UK/Europe-USA) (Entertainment), ARY News, ARY Musik (Music), ARY QTV(Religion), ARY Zauq (Food Channel), HBO, Nick, and many new ventures in the pipeline. Most of the networks in-house channels have their own specialized programming catering to Urdu speakers living in Pakistan and abroad.


ZenithOptimedia, The ROI Agency, is one of the industry’s leading media services groups, ensuring every client receives a better return per media dollar invested than any of their competitors through top level service in communications strategies, executional planning, negotiation and implementation.

We deliver results by connecting brands and consumers through its specialized and proprietary tools, research, and technology with a focus on how media can drive tangible business outcomes for client partners such as Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, and 20th Century Fox.

ZenithOptimedia, a member of Publicis Groupe, S.A., operates 250 offices in 74 countries, with U.S. headquarters in New York.

Silver Sponsors


Exclusively.In offers the best in Indian fashion, jewelry, accessories and home decor. From the front-lines of the most inspired styles coming from the Indian subcontinent, they discover and deliver the latest designers. Launched in June 2010, Exclusively.In delivers from Delhi right to your doorstep in the US and UK, and will ship globally by the end of the year.

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STAR India has defined India’s broadcast space for the last two decades and is today, one of India’s largest Media and Entertainment conglomerate, beaming to over 400 million people, every week across India and over 65 countries across the globe. Its channel portfolio includes 44 channels in seven languages, including STAR Plus, Life OK, STAR Gold, Channel [V], STAR World, STAR Movies, STAR Utsav; along with affiliate channels in regional broadcasting, STAR Pravah, STAR Jalsha, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Vijay and Suvarna.

Star US – is one of the largest distribution network and leading choice for South Asian channels available in Hindi in the U.S. The channel portfolio in the U.S. includes STAR India PLUS, STAR India GOLD, and Life OK


AOL Inc. is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

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The Sony Entertainment Network has a bouquet of 5 channels. Sony Entertainment Television Asia (SET Asia) offers their viewers a distinctive blend of high quality entertainment programs twenty-four hours a day including reality shows, soap operas, dramas, sit-coms, news, concerts, new South Asian movies and local programming. Besides SET Asia, SET also has four other leading channels: MAX, India’s #1 premier movies and special events channel, SAB, the only dedicated comedy channel, MIX, the recently launched Hindi Film Music channeland Aath, the only dedicated Bengali Movie channel.


OnlyChai.com is an exclusive invite-only community with a single purpose: to filter out the noise, so you can develop your skills, ideas, and projects in a community that thrives on talent and collaboration. Member selection is based on accomplishment and promise. We are a diverse tribe that includes old and young, Maserati rich and dirt bike poor. We are artists, doctors, writers, marketers, leaders, programmers, developers, and more. If you make the cut, it’s only because you are capable of greatness.


Xoom is a leading consumer-to-consomer digital money transfer provider, focused on helping people send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period that ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at www.xoom.com.


The Cake Designer specializes in creating designer cakes for all types of private and corporate events.

Designing beautiful cakes is our passion. So whether it is a wedding, birthday, anniversary, engagement, baby shower, bridal shower, Sweet 16, graduation, mehendi, sangeet or bachelor/bachelorette party, we will do everything we can to create a unique and memorable cake that will fit your theme or occasion!

Outreach Partners


The South Asian International Film Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting emerging artists and showing established masters from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. With a focus on dynamic, visionary independent cinema, SAIFF aims to bring communities together to support these artists and unite in celebration of a common spirit.


The Indo-American Arts Council is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America.  We work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding.


Dubbed as the premier “go to” media for all aspects of pop culture, lifestyle & entertainment-based content for the savvy, global S. A. community, ANOKHI MEDIA is THE online mega site encompassing:
Magazine: 1O years of article issues in the following categories: Fashion & Style, Beauty, Wellness, Advice, Home, Travel, Dollars & Sense, Arts & Entertainment, Percolator Talk, and GPS Events.
Blog: 20 categories of topics written by global expert contributors: Current News, Business, Technology, Work, Family, Relationships, Health, Wellness & Spirituality, Fitness, Nutrition & Cuisine, Home & Garden, Travel, Sports, Arts, Entertainment, Fashion, Style, Beauty, Messages and Percolator Talk.
Pulse TV: Entertainment channel showcasing celebrities at awards & fashion shows, film & music releases and more.
Daily Spotlight TV: Lifestyle channel airing Monday – Friday with episodes featuring categories: Home & Away, Beauty, Wellness, Entertainment, and Fashion & Style.
Events: ANOKHI MEDIA brings the community to the forefront with annual awards show; live musical performances, fashion shows, celebrity attendance, and more.
Newsletter: The week’s most global buzz worthy news at your fingers.
Social Media: Connect with ANOKHI MEDIA 24/7 at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, AP TV YouTube, ADS TV You Tube, Pinterest & Flickr


The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) is a national trade organization comprised of Asian American advertising agencies, Asian market advertisers, Asian media companies, and other industry specialists. Its mission is to grow the Asian American advertising and marketing industry, raise public awareness of the importance of the Asian American community and further professionalism within the industry.


The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,000 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.


The South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) is an organization of South Asian attorneys dedicated to the needs, concerns, and interests of lawyers of South Asian heritage. Each year we host panels, CLE courses, and workshops on career development, social justice issues, and current events. We also organize networking events, a Public Interest Fellowship Benefit, and a Leadership Awards Gala.


Women in Music, founded in 1985, is approaching its third decade of service to the music industry as a national non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts and industry through education, support, cultivation, empowerment and recognition. Comprised of a dynamic membership of individuals and companies, Women in Music provides educational seminars, workshops, panels, networking events, music showcases, its Touchstone Awards, and other mission related activities and gala events, as well as builds community and provides camaraderie, resources, opportunities and tools for advancement to its members at all stages of their careers and businesses. WIM represents all genres of music and all areas of the music industry. See more at: www.womeninmusic.org