Media Development International
Writers` Management & Services

New Writing Workshops

Mark DeGasperi`s ten-week Writing and Developing a Series for Television class at 

New York University-SPS starts on September 20, 2021.


Previous students have placed highly in the Nicholl Fellowships, Sundance, 

Slamdance, Blacklist, Austin Film Festival contests and more; have had their scripts optioned, and films produced. 

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THE STOLEN RIVER Premieres at Asia's Largest 

Green Film Festival

Media Development International/Karuna Productions 'The Stolen River' wins 

second place in its premiere in the category of the 'Water for Life' Award for 

 CMS VATAVARAN 2015 – the 8th Competitive International Environment 

 & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, held in New Delhi, India.  

 It is also the 2017 winner as best green film at the LIFFT film festival 

 in Mumbai, India.


Winner, Critics’Choice Award, Best Film on Nature, L’Age D’Or Arthouse Film Festival, 

 Kolkata, India (3/31/2019)

Winner, Bronze Award, Independent Shorts Awards, Hollywood  (4/2/2018)

Winner, Best Film on Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Calcutta, International 

 Cult Film Festival, Kolkata, India (3/16/18)

Winner, Best In Show Award, Cinema Verde International Environmental Film 

 & Arts Festival, Gainesville, Florida (2/11/2018)

Winner, Award of Recognition, Impact DOCS Award Competition (1/28/2018)

Winner, Best Green Film, LIFTT India Cinefest, Lonavla, India (9/5/2017)

Top 5 Finalist, Kuala Lumpur International Eco-film Festival, 

 Malaysia (10/25/2017)

Semi-finalist, Green Earth Film Festival (10/5/2017)


For further information, please go to the website:


The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project aiming 
to reconcile the two main aspects of human search for truth: science and religion. 
It is being built on the banks of the river Ganges, in Mayapur, West Bengal, India. 
This is the first part of a series of films produced by MDI in collaboration 
with Karuna Productions, documenting the development of this one-of-a-kind project.

The film was released on September 5th, 2012.