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Visit of AVT Shankardass to Asian Business School

Mr. AVT Shankardass , is a Motion Picture and Financer of Mission Impossible- IV. He began in the theater as a Director in London and Edinburg. After a brief transition into film directing with PRAYING FOR PLAY, THE COMPUTERS and THE STEPMOTHER. He moved to film production. He was also a screen writer with Tomhawk Entertainment and Warner Bros for 5 years.

He took over as CEO and Managing Director for Victory in 1998. Victory operated as Film Finance Corporation handling both tax efficient (soft monies) and equity funding, matched with debt structure in countries all across the world. Finance was provided to a number of studio as well and independent feature including, K-19 the WIDOWMAKER (Harrison Ford), SPY GAME (Brad Pitt), FEMME FATALE (Antonio Banderas), ALEXANDER (Colin Farrell), FLY BOYS (James Franco), CHAIN (Kal Penn). In 2000 he took over all Operations at Victory by way of a hospital take over and subsequently Victory conducted a private stock floatation in 2005, which resulted in a 400% increase in stock value.

He had visited Asian Business School and conducted a Workshop on Financing on International Forum. He spoke about bout Hollywood & Bollywood Financing. Students benefited immensely out of the knowledge and experience of Mr. Shankardass.

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