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Jharkhand to have film studio soon


September 12th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 12 (IANS) Jharkhand will soon have a film studio, Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced Wednesday."Very soon we will constitute a film development corporation as well as an outdoor ... Read more...

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Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad suffers stroke, condition stable (With Image)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad was Monday admitted to a hospital after he complained acute pain in the chest. He is now stable, a doctor said.He ... Read more...

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Richard Gere to be honoured


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere will be honoured with a special award at the Zurich Film Festival, set to begin Sep 20.The actor will be conferred ... Read more...

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Censor board becoming more liberal: Director Dibakar Banerjee


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Even as many filmmakers feel the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has become more strict about content, critically acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee begs to ... Read more...

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I’m never satisfied with my work: Imtiaz Ali


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Director Imtiaz Ali has made commercially successful films like "Jab We Met" and "Rockstar", but says he isn't satisfied with his body of work."I ... Read more...

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I had to fight with Aamir Khan to protect my script: Kiran Rao


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A scriptwriter's vision is different from a director's or a producer's and writers often struggle to retain the essence of their works, says filmmaker ... Read more...

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India to soon get a film commission (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Inddia will soon get a film commission offering single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in this country, Nirupama Kotru, director (Films) in the information ... Read more...

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India to get its film commission soon


August 1st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The country will soon have a film commission offering a single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in India, Nirupama Kotru, director, Information and Broadcasting ... Read more...

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Filmmaking losing its iconic identity: Shekhar Kapur


August 1st, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Can you shoot a video on your phone? If yes, you're a filmmaker, says Shekhar Kapur, who feels technology has made filmmaking an easier form ... Read more...

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Make space for arthouse cinema: Kiran Rao


July 30th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who made her directorial debut with off-beat film "Dhobi Ghat", feels there is need to create space for such films. However, she ... Read more...

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Thanks to censor, tough time for filmmakers: Sanjay Suri


July 30th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With the censor board becoming more strict with the kind of content being shown on big as well as small screen, actor-producer Sanjay Suri feels ... Read more...

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New generation will take us higher: Irrfan


July 29th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Irrfan Khan says that the new generation of filmmakers with a vision will put Bollywood on par with Hollywood."The new generation will do that and ... Read more...

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‘Use social meida to spread awareness about water conservation’


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is making a film on water scarcity with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, feels one awareness about the issue can ... Read more...

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Cute cats to get their own film festival


July 12th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cat owners are very fond of making funny videos of their cats and they are a delight to watch. And if the cats are cute ... Read more...

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No retirement for now: Woody Allen


June 28th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 28 (IANS) He is one of Hollywood's legendary filmmakers, but Woody Allen feels he is yet to make a great movie and has no plans to quit the ... Read more...

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Osian film fest returns, starts July 27


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is back with a new logo after a two-year hiatus. Bringing the finest films from India, Asia and Arab ... Read more...

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No movie theatres, but filmmaking a passion for these Saudis (With Image)


April 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 18 (IANS) For a country where there are no movie theatres, Saudi Arabia surprisingly has a rising number of independent filmmakers passionate about cinema. And they want to ... Read more...

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Emirates Korean Film Festival begins


April 7th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The second Emirates Korean Film Festival got underway in Abu Dhabi Thursday.The festival is being organised by Sultan Bin Zayed Centre in association with the ... Read more...

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Big B says he was warned about Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s bad temper


April 5th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) "Eklavya - The Royal Guard" was Amitabh Bachchan's first film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The megastar says his actress wife Jaya had warned him that ... Read more...

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I hate producing films: Vidhu Vinod Chopra


April 5th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he hates producing films but does so to ensure that the idea that directors want to communicate is not lost under ... Read more...

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Now, Ashvin Kumar’s ‘The Forest’ will release May 4 (With Image)


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Ashvin Kumar's feature film "The Forest", which was earlier sceheduled for April 13 release, will now hit the screens May 4.Known for making issue-based documentaries, ... Read more...

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Remakes should be better than the original: Javed Akhtar


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Scriptwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is upset with reports of a remake of 1973 super hit film "Zanjeer", says they should only be made ... Read more...

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Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival returns in July


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The aficionados of international cinema are set for a treat this July as the popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is set to return to the ... Read more...

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Cannes invites Onir to attend Producers Network


March 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Onir couldn't have asked for more. First he won the National Award for "I AM" and now the director has received an official invitation from Cannes ... 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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Brazilian film fest in Islamabad


February 26th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Brazilian film festival enthralled movie-buffs here.The film festival began Saturday and will continue till March 4, reported Dawn Sunday.It is the first organised by the ... Read more...

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Garcia Bernal takes spotlight at Colombia film fest


February 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cartagena (Colombia), Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor, director and producer Gael Garcia Bernal was a star attraction here among cinema lovers at the Cartagena Film Festival.The actor who played Che ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh agrees to be West Bengal brand ambassador


February 14th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has formally accepted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal to become the state's brand ambassador.This was disclosed by Banerjee ... Read more...

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Dubai to host 5th Gulf film fest


January 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 4 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 5th edition of the Gulf Film Festival April 10-16.Films from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq will ... Read more...

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Conman held at children’s film fest


November 20th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) In the commotion of hundreds of delegates and over 150,000 children at The Golden Elephant 17th International Children's Film Festival here, there was one man who ... Read more...

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Co-directing for 30 years, meet world cinema’s enduring couple


November 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Without doubt, the Chinese husband-wife pair of Li Qian Kuan and Guiyun Xiao is one of the world's most enduring cinematic couples. Together they have battled ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi film ‘Guerrilla’ bags award


November 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi film "Guerrilla" - set on the backdrop of the liberation war of Bangladesh - won the prestigious Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) ... Read more...

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Mamata plans to honour Hollywood directors


November 17th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government plans to felicitate renowned directors and actors of Hollywood and Bollywood in the 2012 Kolkata ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’ is reaction against attack on creative freedom: Ketan Mehta


November 17th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta Wednesday said that his film "Rang Rasiya" is a small token of response against the persecution of painter M.F. ... Read more...

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Like economy, Indian cinema should also be liberated: Ketan Mehta


November 16th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta, whose "Rang Rasiya" courted controversy for its skin show, feels it's time for people to liberate their minds."You shouldn't be ... Read more...

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