film trade

Mukesh Bhatt new president of Producers Guild

September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt has taken over from Ramesh Sippy as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India here Monday. He says he ... Read more...

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Bollywood lines up festival releases

July 12th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Filmmakers are already looking forward to the festive season. Kicking it off will be Eid-ul-Fitr Aug 31, which will see Salman Khan's "Bodyguard" hit ... Read more...

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Spotlight on India at Locarno film fest

December 1st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) After China and Central Asia, Indian filmmakers will get an opportunity to showcase their creativity at the Locarno Film Festival next year.Speaking to reporters in Panaji on ... Read more...

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Goa looks at offering tax reimbursement to filmmakers

November 24th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Barely two days after veteran Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra gave a tongue-lashing to the Goa and central governments for imposing new taxes on the film industry, an embarrassed ... Read more...

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Chattisgarh exempts entertainment tax on movie tickets

September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 11 (IANS) The Chattisgarh government has exempted all cinema halls from payment of entertainment tax on tickets priced up to Rs.50. "This will result in a significant rise in the final ... Read more...

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No Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas on Eid

August 27th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Pakistani government has decided against allowing any new Indian film to be released in cinemas on Eid following demands from the local film industry.Federal ... Read more...

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Import of Indian movies upsets Dhaka film industry

April 8th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh film industry is angry following the government's decision to import and screen Indian films after lifting a ban imposed in 1965. "Bollywood films will deliver ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar signed for Rs. 31 crore in present recession times

June 17th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
There is recession around everywhere in the world and every business person and even a lay man is trying to cut costs as much as possible. But in Bollywood despite films ... Read more...

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Kannada film academy to be inaugurated Friday

June 3rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 3 (IANS) Karnataka will soon get a film academy of its own - the cinema body will be launched here Friday and it will not only take care of film-related ... Read more...

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Why a good entertainer like 99 got a lukewarm response?

May 19th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK directed crime comedy is quiet a decent entertainer but the kind of response it has got in its opening weekend has puzzled many. The film starring ... Read more...

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‘Shivamani’: Rich production values, poor content (Kannada Film Review)

January 17th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shivamani"; Producer: Jagannath Pai; Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Amaranath; Camera: Sree Venkat; Music: Veera Samarth; Starring: Sree Murali, Sharmila Mandre, Avinash, Shobharaj, Vinaya Prakash, Kote Prabhakar; Rating * "Shivamani" has been designed ... Read more...

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Women break into another male bastion in Bollywood (Feature)

December 15th, 2008 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Savita Singh, Sharmistha Roy, Amala Papuri and Fawzia Fatima -- these names may not ring a bell, but they are the new women technicians who have made a ... Read more...

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Tamil film lobby in court for fund raising

November 10th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 10 (IANS) A Malayalam movie lobby Monday accused its break away faction of collecting money in the name of Indian Film Employees Confederation (IFEC) - an apex body of film ... Read more...

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Mukta Arts acquires 51 percent stake in Coruscant Tec

September 20th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian film producing company Mukta Arts has acquired 51 percent stake in the Chennai-based Coruscant Tec Pvt Ltd, a leader in the mobile value-added services sector.Founded 30 years ... Read more...

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Bollywood titles must be registered with Copyright Board: expert

September 18th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Hindi film titles are always registered with film trade associations, but an advocate here who specialises in Bollywood cases says that registering with the Copyright Board is essential ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman to star and produce new action flick The Eighth Wonder

September 17th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 17 (ANI): Nicole Kidman has signed on to produce and star in a new film The Eighth Wonder, it has emerged.The action-adventure film is about an archaeological discovery that ... Read more...

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Cannes festival’s movie market stays ’sober’

May 24th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Apart from Reliance BIG Entertainment's Rs.40-billion ($1 billion)deal with Hollywood's topline independent studios, which hit the headlines all over, Marche du Film, the Cannes Film Festival's market-place, saw ... Read more...

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‘Jannat’ a hit: producers say, thanks to IPL

May 23rd, 2008 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt's film on cricket bookies and match fixing, "Jannat", has set the cash counter ringing and the producers give the credit to the ongoing Indian ... Read more...

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