Government of India has appointed Brijendra Pal Singh (BP Singh) of CID fame, as President of the FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council, in pursuance of Rule 3 and Rule 22 of the Rules of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Notably, BP Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of 3 years which had started in March 4, 2017, as per the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Rules of FTII, Pune and the explanation given thereunder or until further orders whichever is earlier.
Apparently, BP Singh is an FTII alumnus (1970-73) who specialised in film cinematography andhas earned repute as Producer- Director of popular TV serial CID which recently completed a record 21 years unbroken run on SONY TV. He also made it to the Limca Book of Records for taking a single continuous shot of 111 minutes to mark the completion of six years of CID.
While welcoming his appointment, Director of Pune FTII Bhupendra Kainthola said, “FTII welcomes the appointment of B P Singh as new Chairman. As former Chairperson of FTII Academic Council (2014-2017) and current Vice Chairman of FTII Governing Council Shri Singh is fully conversant with all issues of the Institute. It is his vision that launched FTII’s countrywide film education outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) in May 2017 which saw nearly 120 short courses conducted in over 24 cities and towns across India touching nearly 5000 learners so far. FTII looks forward to his guidance and support in the times to come ”