film and television

Sajid Nadiadwala new president of AMPTPP


September 18th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sajid Nadiadwala was here Tuesday named the new president of the Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP). The filmmaker, the youngest president of ... Read more...

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Media baron Ramoji Rao’s son dead


September 7th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Media baron Ramoji Rao's son Suman died here early Friday after prolonged illness, his family members said. He was 45.The managing director of Ushodaya Enterprises Private ... Read more...

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At 49, I’m still looking for love: Sanjay Leela Bhansali


August 25th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali is 49, a bachelor, and says he truly believes in the concept of his sister Bela Sehgal's directorial debut "Shirin Farhad Ki ... Read more...

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Proving yourself biggest challenge: Suraj Jagan (Movie Snippets)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Suraj Jagan says having contacts in the industry helps getting an easy entry, but to stay put, it is important to prove your ... Read more...

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Subhash Ghai to set up film institute in Nigeria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Eminent film-maker Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International (WWI), Mumbai, will set up Africa's first world-class film and media training institute in Nigeria, a company official said ... Read more...

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Actress Lupe Ontiveros dies


July 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Veteran film and television actress Lupe Ontiveros has died, actor Jacob Vargas who appeared with her in the film "Selena" said Friday. She was 69.""My ... Read more...

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Staff payments burden for smaller actors: Anupam Kher


July 25th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is not too pleased with the news that all actors will now have to pay their staff from their own pocket. ... Read more...

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Actors to pay staff from own pockets, producers happy


July 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Film producers, who have been shelling out extra money to pay an actor's staff during shootings, can heave a sigh of relief. The Film and ... Read more...

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Now blind in China can ‘hear’ films


July 19th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Films, as everyone knows, is a "visual art". But not for blind people in China. The government has launched a project through which movies will be ... Read more...

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It’s bad scripts that Raj Kumar Yadav avoids


July 12th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) He has just begun his career in filmdom, but one thing that "Love Sex and Dhokha" (LSD) fame actor Raj Kumar Yadav avoids is ... Read more...

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News Corp to be split into two companies


June 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will be split into two companies for its newspaper business and entertainment operations, it was reported here.News Corp's board voted unanimously to ... Read more...

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China’s animation industry grows


May 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were ... Read more...

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Sivan first South Asian to get ASC membership


April 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last week became the first South Asian to be given the prestigious membership of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his ... Read more...

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Web celebrities banned from Chinese TV shows


April 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Chinese authorities have prohibited web celebrities and people involved in scandals from appearing as guests on TV shows.The ban has been imposed by the State Administration ... Read more...

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Ashvin Kumar’s ‘The Forest’ to release April 13


March 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Known for making issue-based documentaries, Ashvin Kumar's is all set to release his first movie "The Forest", which will hit screens across the country April ... Read more...

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I wasn’t expecting national award: Gurvinder Singh


March 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Gurvinder Singh, who has won the National Award for best direction for his directorial debut "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan", says he was not expecting the ... Read more...

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Christopher Plummer wins best supporting actor


February 27th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) At 82, Christopher Plummer is said to be the oldest person to have won an Oscar as he took home the golden statuette for his ... Read more...

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Octavia Spencer wins best supporting actress


February 27th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Octavia Spencer was overwhelmed as her name was announced for best supporting actress winner's trophy at the 84th Academy Awards here for her role as ... Read more...

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Court orders stay on Subhash Ghai’s project in Haryana


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Badhsa (Haryana), Feb 23 (IANS) A court in Haryana has stayed Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts from performing any type of activity on the 20 acres of land it ... Read more...

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My films create a show, not reality: ‘The Artist’ director (Interview)


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) His black and white silent film "The Artist" has won three Golden Globes and seven Baftas (awards of the British Academy of Film and Television ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor thrilled about BAFTA


February 8th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who is set for his third outing at the prestigious BAFTA ceremony, says he is extremely delighted to be part ... Read more...

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Farah Khan, Karan Johar to host Apsara Awards


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan will add chutzpah to the Chevrolet Apsara Awards as the hosts of the gala, to be held ... Read more...

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Indian cinema’s centenary celebrations to begin at Apsara awards


January 18th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema will be flagged off at the seventh edition of Chevrolet Apsara Awards at Mumbai's Yash Raj Studios ... Read more...

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‘Tom and Jerry’ now in Tibetan language


January 14th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) American cartoon series "Tom and Jerry" is among 1,500 hours of English and Chinese TV programmes translated into Tibetan language and on show daily through a ... Read more...

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Cinemas to be made more affordable in China


January 10th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) China plans to make going to the cinema more affordable by fixing a maximum price for tickets and increasing half-price screenings, Xinhua reported Monday."The ticket ... Read more...

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China launches first 3D TV channel


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 2 (IANS) China's first 3D television channel started a trial broadcast Sunday, officials said.The channel -- China 3D TV Trial Channel -- is being jointly operated by China ... Read more...

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China to launch first 3D TV channel in January


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) Television viewers in China can expect a totally different viewing experience as the country's hopes to launch its first 3D television channel Jan 1, 2012, the ... Read more...

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China bans commercials during TV dramas


November 28th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) China has barred the airing of commercials during TV dramas effective Jan 1 next year.China's top broadcasting watchdog, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ... Read more...

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Oscar producer Gilbert Cates dies at 77


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Gilbert Cates, the US film and stage director who produced a record 14 Academy Award shows, has died at the age of 77.The famous producer was ... Read more...

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China to limit TV entertainment shows


October 25th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China Tuesday announced plans to limit the number of television entertainment programmes in the country. Only two programmes will be allowed weekly on each of the ... Read more...

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Surinder Kapoor’s cremation Sunday


September 25th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Film producer Surinder Kapoor, father of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and director Boney Kapoor, will be cremated Sunday at the Vile Parle Hindu crematorium.The cremation will ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor’s father Surinder passes away


September 24th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Film producer Surinder Kapoor, father of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, died Saturday of cardiac arrest. He was 84."I'm at Surinderji's house right now. He had gone ... Read more...

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China’s popular TV talent show axed by broadcast watchdog


September 17th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Changsa (China), Sep 17 (IANS) China's state broadcast watchdog has called off a popular TV talent show, the equivalent of "American Idol," after it broke the cap on broadcasting time ... Read more...

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Film and TV institute students meet Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Friday met union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and placed their demands for a full ... Read more...

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India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of ... Read more...

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