scriptwriters

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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Anurag Kashyap to judge online short film contest


July 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is set to chair the jury panel of Craze, an online short film contest.Tumbhi, a talent showcase platform for short filmmakers, photographers, ... Read more...

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JLo developing TV drama about lesbian couple


July 10th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez is preparing a series about a lesbian couple for the ABC Family channel, Deadline.com reported.The project, still without an ... Read more...

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Mexican actor to be the new Zorro


February 18th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal will take over from Antonio Banderas as Zorro in the next movie about the mighty masked swordsman, Variety said on ... Read more...

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Dominance of meaningless songs disturbs Javed Akhtar


February 16th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Lyricist Javed Akhtar says he is saddened by the phenomenon of meaningless songs increasing day by day and dominating the music scene."At any given point ... Read more...

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‘Nandeeswarudu’ - extremely violent, bad remake (Telugu Movie Review)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Producer: Kota Gangadhar; Cast: Cast: Taraka Ratna, Sheena, Jagapathi Babu, Suman, Seetha, Ajay, Rajeev Kanakala; Director: Anji Sreenu; Music: Parthasarathy, Rating: *1/2Ratna's new film "Nandeeswarudu" is a bad remake of Kannada ... Read more...

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‘Chaalis Chauraasi’ - a quirky comedy (IANS Hindi Film Review)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaalis Chauraasi"; Starring: Naseerduddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Ravi Kissan; Directed by: Hriday Shetty; Rating: ***Four fine actors, one wild unpredictable night of adventure. As a premise for ... Read more...

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‘Hollywood can’t afford animation films for kids only’


November 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Hollywood, despite its burgeoning budgets, can no longer afford to make animation films exclusively for children, says Academy Award winning producer Hugh Welchman.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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Parents of mentally disabled kids look for filmmakers


November 28th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) If Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen par" (TZP) triggered a ripple of social consciousness vis-a-vis autism, three women have come to IFFI this year armed with ... Read more...

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Directors pick the mighty pen, scriptwriters wonder why!


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A war over words - that's what it is between Bollywood directors and scriptwriters! Directors, tired of complaining about lack of good scriptwriters, are ... Read more...

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China bans films, TV shows featuring time travel to discourage re-writing of history


April 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): The Chinese government has banned films and TV shows that feature time travel, as it wants its citizens to uphold the country's values and not promote anything that ... Read more...

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Scripting a new story for Bollywood scriptwriters (This is the second in a series by IANS on Bollywood’s behind-the-scenes people)


March 26th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Gone are the days when the script was the weakest link of a movie and multi-starrers were a sureshot way to success. As the ... Read more...

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No scope for ‘Mamma Mia!’ sequel, says Seyfried


March 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Actress Amanda Seyfried feels a sequel to "Mamma Mia!" cannot take place because the scriptwriters have no scope to take the story further."F*** no! That's ... Read more...

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‘Bridget Jones 3′ gets go-ahead for shooting


March 1st, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The third instalment of "Bridget Jones Diary" has reportedly been given the go-ahead to start shooting.Contactmusic.com reports the leading actress of the film, Renee Zellweger, has been told ... Read more...

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Mumbai Mantra teams up with Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute


January 27th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment division of the Mahindra Group, has joined hands with Hollywood icon Robert Redford's Sundance Institute to bring Screenwriters Lab in India.The Lab ... Read more...

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Parambrata’s Directorial Venture ‘Jiyo Kaka’ Portrays Rituparna Sengupta As A Popular Heroine


January 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
, has portrayed actress Rituparna Sengupta as a popular moody heroine, who is also a mother.Param’s movie deals with three normal guys with a dream of making a movie together. Aasif, ... Read more...

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Horror films in Malaysia irk Islamic scholars


January 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Portraying of religious preachers as ghost-busters using verses from holy Quran in horror films being made in Malaysia has irked Islamic scholars.The preachers, called "ustaz" are shown ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus And Kelly Osborne To Be Witnessed Together In A Comedic Action Film, ‘So Undercover’


December 15th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The luminary of reality TV, Kelly Osborne, is geared up to join Miley Cyrus to participate in a comedic action film titled ‘So Undercover.’ ... Read more...

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Zac Efron: Catch Him In His Latest Avatar


December 11th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In the film, Zac will play a youth who belongs to a part of society where every individual has an arrogant bent of mind. Zac goes against the tide and falls ... Read more...

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Piaa Bajpai On Life After ‘Ko’


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It is true that critics cannot stop talking about the recently concluded role of Piaa Bajpai for her yet to be released film ‘Ko’. The excited actress gives the entire credit ... Read more...

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Screenplays new literary genre in Kerala, says Mammootty


November 12th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) Southern superstar Mammootty says screenplays are emerging as a literary genre in Kerala and he would like to see more exchange of ideas between Malayalam and Western scriptwriters."Screenplays ... Read more...

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Sajid Khan at receiving end


October 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) saw sparks fly when filmmaker Sajid Khan said "there are no stories left", triggering a tirade against him from ... Read more...

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How many re-drafts does a film need?


October 23rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) After the lively debate on censorship on the second day of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), the third day Saturday saw a discussion on ... Read more...

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Pakhi Wants An Early Entry Into Husband’s Film


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It pays to be the director’s wife, especially if you happen to be as spirited as Pakhi who makes her debut as a leading lady in ... Read more...

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Pakhi wangles early entry into husband’s film


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) It pays to be the director's wife, specially if you happen to be as spirited as Pakhi who makes her debut as a leading ... Read more...

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Diane Lane portrays the character of Penny Chenery in the movie ‘Secretariat’


October 7th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Actress Diane Lane has portrayed the character of Penny Chenery in the movie Secretariat. In the movie, she plays a housewife who also raises horses along with her family in Virginia. And ... Read more...

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Asian alternative cinema battles paucity of funds, platforms


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Alternative and art house cinema in Asia is battling shrinking resources, poor distribution channels and dwindling viewership to survive in the greater cultural ethos and ... Read more...

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Dileep To Start His New Movie Master With Sandhya Mohan


August 11th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Malayalam actor Dileep is going to start working for his new movie titled Master. The movie will be directed by Sandhya Mohan, who also directed the movie ... Read more...

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Television To Face Challenge From E-Serials


July 22nd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Television channels are going to face a tough challenge from August onwards, when the first e-serial of India will be launched for the 60 million netizens ... Read more...

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Women can make movies, Sweden shows how


July 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Fårö Island (Sweden), July 17 (IANS) Women are usually not prominent in the world of filmmaking, but the Swedish government is paving the way for others to follow ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria banned from falling pregnant


June 11th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Eva Longoria, who is desperate to start a family, may have to for a while as the producers of Desperate Housewives have banned her from getting pregnant.The ... Read more...

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T A Razak to turn director


May 1st, 2010 - 4:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Scriptwriter T A Razak is all set to turn director. After penning a number of successful scripts, he will be donning the director's hat. If everything ... Read more...

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Crowe nearly quit ‘Robin Hood’ over script issues


April 6th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Hollywood star Russell Crowe nearly quit his role in the upcoming "Robin Hood" movie after the first draft of the script painted the legendary British outlaw as ... Read more...

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Indian’s documentary nominated for top honour in Gulf fest


April 5th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 5 (IANS) A documentary by an Indian filmmaker based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been nominated along with seven others for the top honour at the Gulf Film ... Read more...

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Rekha, Hema, light up the screen in ‘Sadiyaan’(IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating: ***)


April 3rd, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Sadiyaan"; Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rekha, Introducing Luv Sinha and Ferena Wazeir; Directed by: Raj Kanwar; Rating: ***It is deliciously ironical that during the week that our ... Read more...

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