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MAHINDRA SUNDANCE SCREENWRITERS COLLABORATION

Mahindra’s creative offshoot, Mumbai Mantra, recently collaborated with the Sundance Institute to initiate a screenwriting program that aims to uplift the quality of independent cinema. This meeting of the east and west is unique in many respects and also brings about a collaboration between two of the largest, filmmaking countries of the globe. Here we talk to Aparna Purohit, the Senior Manager... 

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Bigger, bolder and beyond Bollywood – the second edition of the London INDIAN Film Festival launches

Celebrating the burgeoning movement of alternative Indian cinema, the second annual London INDIAN Film Festival will run from 30 June – 12 July, bringing to UK audiences a selection of cutting edge films from some of India’s hottest independent talents. Going way beyond Bollywood, these are films that challenge, shock, generate debate and present a more realistic view of India today in all its... 

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London INDIAN Film Festival 2011: Complete Programme and Events Schedule

DELHI BELLY English/Hindi | 103 mins Dir. Abhinay Deo | with Imran Khan, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapur. WORLD PREMIERE Irreverent, crude and downright rude this fabulous new comedy caper from modern Mumbai cocks its hat at bad-boy cults like Snatch and The Hangover, with perhaps a little peppering of the Beatles. Led by Tashi (played by the puppy dog-eyed, teen-heart throb Imran Khan), a dopey bundle... 

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND SHORT FILMS DUE OCTOBER 1 FOR 2009 OSCAR® CONSIDERATION

Beverly Hills, CA — Thursday, October 1, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT that day.In the short film categories, filmmakers must submit an entry form, one film print or... 

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Straight Shooting with Jai Khanna, Hollywood Talent Agent and Executive Producer Extraordinaire

Generalizations about professions are “generally” highly exaggerated. To the black and white world, all “suits” are out to ruin creativity, all “arthouse artists” are just a step below Mother Theresa in humanity, etc, etc. Agents of Hollywood, are also in that “suit” category. However, as we all know, nothing could be further from the truth. Most of these folks are hardworking people... 

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Oscar® Fans Invited to View for Red Carpet Seats

Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar fans will soon have a chance to be a part of the “Biggest Movie Event of the Year.” Beginning on Monday, September 14, at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing for only one week, fans from throughout the world may apply on www.oscars.org/bleachers to take part in a random drawing for seats on the 82nd Academy Awards® red carpet. SPHERE: RELATED CONTENT Read More →

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Documentary Film Entries due Sept. 1 for 2009 Oscars®

Beverly Hills, CA — Tuesday, September 1, is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit their short subject and feature documentaries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits, filmographies... 

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PVR- From Changing The Way We View Cinema to Now Developing It’s Own Cinema

An Interview With CEO Uday Singh PVR was one of the first off the block when the Multiplex revolution hit India. Their chain in Saket, New Delhi, became not only about going to the movies but also about making it a lifestyle choice. The pundits who had predicted that the cinema would die, were proved very wrong. Suddenly all of India were rsuhing to Multiplexes and certainly PVR was one of the tops... 

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Interview with Harish Dayani of Moserbaer

What got you into the entertainment business? I’ve been in this business for more than a decade, so for you to say what got me into the business, is now history. From Sales and Marketing in a traditional corporate set up in 1996 I moved to HMV and was heading that unit for a while and eventually made it here. So your company Moser Baer, is spearheading the home video and cable movement... 

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SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR – CEO OF UTV MOTION PICTURES

A little bit about yourself and what got you into UTV and the film business? Grew up in Mumbai, got my B.Com from Sydenham college, went to Jamnalal Bajaj for my MBA, did a stint with Proctor and Gamble in Brand Management. Moved to Star TV at an interesting time when they were moving from a half Hindi, half English to a full Hindi channel. Worked in Kaun Banega Carorepati at that time, which was... 

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