Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bhutan's First Entertainment Magazine

Druk Trowa: first film and entertainment magazine

6 November, 2009 - You have seen them cry, laugh or fight for their beloved on the celluloid for long enough in different roles and characters. But Bhutan’s first film and entertainment magazine, Druk Trowa, will bring the people in the entertainment industry closer to you by sharing their stories.

Scheduled to launch on Monday, November 9, Druk Trowa’s first issue introduces those in the glamour industry through comprehensive one-to-one interviews and profiles. A galore of colourful pictures of singers, actors and actresses, Druk Trowa in glossy papers also offers cut out pictures of some of the popular actors apart from a 17-page picture essay on the 8th national film awards. It also has a section on movies in the making.

The magazine’s editor, Yagchen Dukpa, calls the magazine a “dictionary for the industry”. It is an addition to compliment the growing film and entertainment industry, says Yangchen. “By bringing the industry in print, we want to promote the industry and create a stronger interaction between the production set and the viewers.”

Chief executive officer of Wisdom Pictures and publisher, Yeshey Tshering says the magazine also aims to promote the Bhutanese culture. Druk Trowa is a biannual magazine with an aim to go once in four months from next year. With a seven-member team including the CEO, producing the first issue was challenging and interesting, says the editor. “We all did everything from reporting to editing to designing and taking photographs,” said Yangchen.

Meanwhile, you can wait for some gossips about our local celebrities with the magazine planning to get intimate with the celebrities in its future editions. “We need to have some spice to make it interesting, but we will strictly follow the media ethics,” says the editor.

The magazine which cost Nu 100 is printed in India.

By Ugyen Penjore

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