Brijendra Pal Singh appointed FTII Chairman
New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday nominated current Vice Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Brijendra Pal Singh as the new President of the FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council.
Producer-director Brijendra Pal Singh, best known as the producer-director of popular TV series ‘CID’, is succeeded veteran actor Anupam Kher, who had resigned from the post in October.
A press release issued by the FTII said, “The tenure of Singh, who succeeds Anupam Kher, will be for the remaining period of block of three years starting from March 3, 2017 as per the provisions of FTII rules.”
Singh is an alumnus of the FTII (1970-73 batch) and has specialised in film cinematography.
On 8 October 2004, a special episode, “The Inheritance” / C.I.D. 111, to mark the completion of six years of CID, was shot in a single continuous shot for 111 minutes (one hour and 51 minutes), which landed the show in the Limca Book of Records as ‘TV show – longest continual shot’.