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First South Asian film fest concludes in Washington (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The first edition of annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) came to an end with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in ... Read more...

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Washington hosts first South Asian film festival


June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.Attended ... Read more...

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American filmmaker opens up about China’s reclusive hermits


May 5th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The elusive mountain monks of China are gradually allowing foreigners to visit their shrines and learn about their harsh religious practices, says American filmmaker ... Read more...

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Indian American filmmaker wins award


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Indian American filmmaker Manan Singh Katohora has won the "2012 Rising Star Award" for his feature film "9 Eleven" at the Canada International Film Festival.Held in ... Read more...

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‘Khuda Kay Liye’, ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ best cinematic works on WTC attack


September 9th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) It's been a decade since the attack on New York's World Trade Centre took the world by storm, and filmmakers and documentary-drama makers have ... Read more...

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Tareque Masud: face of Bangladesh’s alternate cinema (Obituary)


August 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tareque Masud, Cannes award-winning independent filmmaker from Bangladesh, who inspired a whole generation of filmmakers in his country to dare to dream of making independent cinema, will not be there ... Read more...

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Linkup rumours upset Olivia Wilde


July 5th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde is baffled by rumours about her romance with her movie co-star Chris Pine and she insists the report are false.Earlier it was reported ... Read more...

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Indian-American filmmaker’s ‘Patang’ premiers in Tribeca


April 26th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) New York based Indian-American filmmaker Prashant Bhargava is having the North American premiere of his new film "The Kite (Patang)" at the 2011 Tribeca Film ... Read more...

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Indian American creating crowd-sourced film on Egyptian revolution


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) An Indian-American filmmaker and journalist is leading a project to create a "crowd-sourced interactive documentary" to tell the story of the Egyptian revolution with the same ... Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino to receive special prize at Cesar Awards


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, best known for films such as 'Kill Bill', will be honoured with a special prize at the Cesar Awards in Paris.Awards president Alain ... Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino to receive Honorary Cesar Award


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will be presented with a special prize at the Cesar Awards in Paris.Best known for films such as Kill Bill, Tarantino is being ... Read more...

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Over 200 films to feature in Kerala film festival


December 8th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 200 films from 83 countries will feature in the 15th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) that kicks off here Friday, a release said Wednesday.The festival will ... Read more...

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American filmmaker finds a way around ‘Buddhism fatigue’


November 25th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Done-to-death stereotypes have given rise to 'Buddhism fatigue' in the United States, which is a tough challenge in movie making, according to California-based filmmaker Heather Kessinger ... Read more...

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Snyder to direct new ‘Superman’ movie


October 5th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American filmmaker Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct the new "Superman" film ahead of a list of directors including Darren Aronofsky and Ben Affleck.The "Sucker Punch" director, ... Read more...

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‘Hiding Divya’ was a real challenge for Pooja Kumar


August 20th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Upcoming Indian-American actress Pooja Kumar says she met the challenge of portraying a single mother raising a teenager in her new film "Hiding Divya", about the ... Read more...

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Cameron celebrates 56th b’day by diving to bottom of world’s deepest lake


August 17th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): American filmmaker James Cameron turned 56 while diving to the bottom of the world's deepest lake in Russia.The director of 2009 sci-fi hit 'Avatar' teamed up with the ... Read more...

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Taiwanese producer wants to make Bollywood-type film


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) One of Taiwan's most celebrated producers, Hsu Li-Kong, wants to make "a Bollywood-type" movie. And he finds India a rich source of themes, be ... Read more...

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RGV hates ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ for being a hit (Movie Snippets)


July 12th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) It seems filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma will never stop taking digs at Karan Johar - he has made fun of Johar's latest production venture "I Hate ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg eyes Australia for new dinosaur movie


June 9th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 9 (ANI): American filmmaker Steven Spielberg has chosen Australia as the location for his 150 million-dollar-dinosaur movie 'Terra Nova'.Spielberg was so impressed with the movie The Pacific; he co-created with ... Read more...

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Oliver Stone admires Hugo Chavez


May 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): American filmmaker Oliver Stone has said that he has great admiration for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.Stone was all praises for Chavez, while promoting his new documentary South ... Read more...

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Scorsese seeks Pacino, De Niro for Sintara movie


May 26th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): American filmmaker Martin Scorsese wants Al Pacino to play Frank Sinatra and Robert De Niro to co-star as Dean Martin for an upcoming movie on the late ... Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino to head this year’s Venice film jury


May 7th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been announced the head of the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival.Tarantino will be heading the jury that awards the festival's ... Read more...

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Rachel Weisz to play Jackie Kennedy


April 16th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Actor Rachel Weisz gained widespread public recognition after her depiction of Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films like The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. She ... Read more...

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Mamata Shankar collaborates with Martin Scorsese on father’s film


February 17th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) American filmmaker Martin C. Scorsese has shown a keen interest in revising and restoring legendary choreographer Uday Shankar's film Kalpana, the dancer's daughter and actor ... Read more...

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Mallika Sherawat bags role opposite ‘Avatar’ star Laz Alonso


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat is continuing her Hollywood stint with "Love, Barack" - she has been cast opposite "Avatar" star Laz Alonso in the political comedy. "Laz Alonso ... Read more...

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‘New Wave’ filmmaker Eric Rohmer dies at age 89


January 12th, 2010 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 12 (DPA) Director Eric Rohmer, one of the giants of modern French cinema, has died at age 89, his production company Campagnie Eric Rohmer said Monday. With other groundbreaking filmmakers, such ... Read more...

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Dame Julie Andrews ‘considering US citizenship’


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Veteran actress Dame Julie Andrews has revealed that she's planning to take up US citizenship.The Mary Poppins star is married to American filmmaker Blake Edwards and divides her ... Read more...

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Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ voted best film in 30 years


December 1st, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Italian-American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's war movie "Apocalypse Now" has been voted the best film in the last 30 years. The 1979 drama, starring Marlon Brando and Martin ... Read more...

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Hrithik’s ‘Kites’ being re-formatted in Hollywood for Western audiences


November 18th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 18 (ANI): Well known American filmmaker Brett Ratner (Red Dragon) is "editing" English version of Bollywood blockbuster 'Kites' to fit in the Western psyche, according to reports.It may be ... Read more...

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Doordarshan to showcase ‘Smile Pinki’ on Sunday


November 10th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Those wanting to see Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki", the touching story of an Indian village girl born with a cleft lip, can tune in to national broadcaster ... Read more...

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Reality more fascinating than fiction: ‘Smile Pinki’ director


November 8th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Megan Mylan, the director of Oscar winning documentary "Smile Pinki" who is here for the ongoing Mumbai International Children's Film Festival, says she is more fascinated by reality ... Read more...

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US director John Hughes passes away at 59


August 7th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): American filmmaker and writer John Hughes, whose masterpieces include Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, has died. He was 59.Hughes, who made some of the most famous comedies ... Read more...

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Quentin Tarantino’s messy bachelor pad


July 31st, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says his house always remains messy.The 'Inglourious Basterds' director has dubbed his bachelor pad a 'fraternity house' and admits that he never throws things ... Read more...

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Indian American filmmaker announces Rs.1.5 bn budget movie


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 3 (IANS) Nagendra Karri, an Indian American filmmaker whose debut film "Where Are You Sophia" was screened at the recently concluded Cannes Film festival, Wednesday announced his new Rs.150 crore ... Read more...

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‘Spiderman 3′ actress Lucy Gordon commits suicide in Paris


May 21st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 21 (DPA) British actress Lucy Gordon, who portrayed reporter Jennifer Dugan in "Spiderman 3", has committed suicide in her Paris apartment, France-Info radio reported Thursday. Gordon took her own life Wednesday, ... Read more...

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