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India’s Zee Appoints Advisory Committee to Curb ‘Misinformation’ and ‘Erosion of Investor Wealth’ After Reports of Financial Irregularity - variety.com - India
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23.02.2024

India’s Zee Appoints Advisory Committee to Curb ‘Misinformation’ and ‘Erosion of Investor Wealth’ After Reports of Financial Irregularity

Naman Ramachandran Indian media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is setting up an advisory committee in the wake of recent allegations about the company’s financial transactions. In 2023, Indian regulator Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) barred MD-CEO Punit Goenka and ZEEL chair emeritus Subhash Chandra from holding management positions in listed companies while it carried out investigations into allegations of insider trading and fund siphoning. Goenka appealed the order with India’s Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) and the ban was lifted.

Kumar Shahani, Pioneer of India’s Parallel Cinema Movement, Dies at 83 - variety.com - France - India - city Kolkata
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25.02.2024

Kumar Shahani, Pioneer of India’s Parallel Cinema Movement, Dies at 83

Naman Ramachandran Kumar Shahani, one of the pioneers of India’s arthouse parallel cinema movement, died at a hospital in Kolkata on Feb. 24 after a period of illness. He was 83.

Double Dose Of Good News For ‘To Kill A Tiger’: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Boards Oscar-Nominated Doc As Netflix Prepares To Launch Film Globally - deadline.com - Canada - India
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25.02.2024

Double Dose Of Good News For ‘To Kill A Tiger’: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Boards Oscar-Nominated Doc As Netflix Prepares To Launch Film Globally

Major news today for Oscar-nominee To Kill a Tiger. Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is joining the award-winning feature documentary as an executive producer, alongside Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling, and other bold-faced names. The news comes as Netflix inks a deal to launch the film globally on its platform soon.

Netflix Buys Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’ - variety.com - India - Norway - city New Delhi
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24.02.2024

Netflix Buys Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’

Addie Morfoot Contributor Netflix has acquired the Oscar-nominated documentary feature “To Kill a Tiger.” The film, about a father’s pursuit of justice in rural India, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022 and was awarded best documentary at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival. “To Kill a Tiger” was, up until now, the only film this year to be nominated for the best feature doc Oscar without distribution.

'I was made to drink cow's wee due to my rare health condition' - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - India
ok.co.uk
24.02.2024

'I was made to drink cow's wee due to my rare health condition'

Jasroop Singh once hated the way she looks, but the 21-year-old is now making a name for herself in the modelling world.The star of Channel 4’s new docuseries New Model Agency has featured in Vogue, modelled for brands including Burberry, and now considers her skin condition vitiligo to be a superpower. However, it has been a long and painful journey to self-acceptance for Jas, who reveals she was cruelly bullied at school and forced to drink cow’s urine in a bid to cure her condition, which causes white patches to develop on the face and body. “There were times where I just thought, ‘What even is the point any more?’” Jas tells OK!.

'Some stopped caring' - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives honest interview about Manchester United tenure - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - India - Norway - Sancho
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23.02.2024

'Some stopped caring' - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives honest interview about Manchester United tenure

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he 'fulfilled his initial remit' at Manchester United, but he recognises he failed to win a trophy and that his managerial tenure ended miserably.

Mubi Buys Berlinale Highlight ‘Dahomey’ by Mati Diop for North America, U.K., Germany and More Territories (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Italy - Senegal - Ireland - India - Austria - Germany - Switzerland - Turkey - Benin
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23.02.2024

Mubi Buys Berlinale Highlight ‘Dahomey’ by Mati Diop for North America, U.K., Germany and More Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Dahomey,” a highlight of this year’s Berlinale competition and directed by Cannes prizewinner Mati Diop (“Atlantics”), for North America, Latin America, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey and India. The feature film is represented in international markets by Films du Losange, which negotiated the deal with Mubi. “Dahomey” marks the sophomore outing of Diop, a French-Senegalese talent who is considered one of the leading figures in international arthouse cinema and of a new wave in African and diasporic cinema.

How Vietnam Has Become One Of Asia’s Fastest Growing Markets With New Multiplexes, A Movie-Hungry Audience & Vibrant Local Film Biz - deadline.com - USA - Hollywood - India - Japan - Vietnam
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23.02.2024

How Vietnam Has Become One Of Asia’s Fastest Growing Markets With New Multiplexes, A Movie-Hungry Audience & Vibrant Local Film Biz

Lunar New Year is a key box office period in several Asian territories, but nowhere was it more hotly contested this year than in Vietnam, where several local, Japanese and Hollywood movies were slugging it over the week-long holidays (February 9-15).

Pamela Salem: James Bond and Doctor Who actress dies - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - London - Los Angeles - USA - India - Germany - city Miami - county York - county Chesterfield - city Salem
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23.02.2024

Pamela Salem: James Bond and Doctor Who actress dies

Actress Pamela Salem, known for her role as James Bond's secretary Miss Moneypenny in Sean Connery's Never Say Never Again, has died at the age of 80.

BBC EastEnders and Doctor Who star dies as stunned friends pay tribute - www.ok.co.uk - USA - India - Germany - city Miami - city Salem
ok.co.uk
23.02.2024

BBC EastEnders and Doctor Who star dies as stunned friends pay tribute

Pamela Salem, who starred in both EastEnders and James Bond, has passed away at the age of 80.The production company Big Finish Insider confirmed the heartbreaking news, saying: "We are utterly heartbroken to confirm the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Pamela Salem". Producer David Richardson added: "Pamela Salem was lovely, and we all loved her. Whenever there was a Big Finish recording for her, she'd fly in from Miami on her own steam, without fuss or fanfare.

Japanese Advertising Giant Hakuhodo Launches Production House Trigger Happy Studios in India (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India - Japan - Tokyo
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23.02.2024

Japanese Advertising Giant Hakuhodo Launches Production House Trigger Happy Studios in India (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Tokyo-based global advertising giant Hakuhodo Inc. is further expanding its India footprint.

Amazon MGM Studios Dates Sundance Acquisition ‘My Old Ass’ For Late Summer Theatrical Release - deadline.com - India
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23.02.2024

Amazon MGM Studios Dates Sundance Acquisition ‘My Old Ass’ For Late Summer Theatrical Release

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon MGM Studios is opening their $15M Sundance pick-up, My Old Ass, on Aug. 2 in a limited rollout.

Global Entertainment Awards Names Regional Winners Putting Marketing & Promo Teams In The Spotlight: International Ceremony Set For March - deadline.com - India - Japan
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22.02.2024

Global Entertainment Awards Names Regional Winners Putting Marketing & Promo Teams In The Spotlight: International Ceremony Set For March

EXCLUSIVE: The people that put film, TV, and games on the map with their work across marketing and promotion have had their work recognized in the roster of Global Entertainment Awards regional winners.

'Absolutely heartbreaking': Popular Indian restaurant announces sudden closure - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - India
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22.02.2024

'Absolutely heartbreaking': Popular Indian restaurant announces sudden closure

A popular Indian restaurant which donated meal vouchers to schools and supported the NHS during the lockdown has announced its closure after 12 years due to the cost of living crisis.

The real C.Z. Guest — played by Chloë Sevigny on ‘Feud’ — once covered a mobster’s funeral for The Post - nypost.com - New York - India - Boston
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21.02.2024

The real C.Z. Guest — played by Chloë Sevigny on ‘Feud’ — once covered a mobster’s funeral for The Post

Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans,” was a pillar of society, a fashion icon, a muse to artists and a confidante to movers and shakers.

Nat Geo Buys ‘Sugarcane’ Documentary Out Of Sundance - deadline.com - India - county Story
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21.02.2024

Nat Geo Buys ‘Sugarcane’ Documentary Out Of Sundance

EXCLUSIVE: Sugarcane has become the latest big documentary deal out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Ameen Sayani, Beloved Indian Radio Presenter of ‘Binaca Geetmala,’ Dies at 91 - variety.com - USA - Sweden - India - city Mumbai - Sri Lanka
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21.02.2024

Ameen Sayani, Beloved Indian Radio Presenter of ‘Binaca Geetmala,’ Dies at 91

Naman Ramachandran Ameen Sayani, the doyen of Indian radio, died on Tuesday in Mumbai following a heart attack. He was 91. The news was confirmed by his son Rajil Sayani.

Deadline’s Doc Talk Debates: Is The Documentary World Really “Reeling” Over The Oscar Nominations? - deadline.com - USA - India - Ukraine - Chile - Iran - Tunisia - Uganda - city Mariupol, county Day
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20.02.2024

Deadline’s Doc Talk Debates: Is The Documentary World Really “Reeling” Over The Oscar Nominations?

When the Oscar nominations were announced last month, it marked a watershed moment for the Documentary Feature category. All the nominated films focused on international subjects – stories from Uganda, Tunisia, Ukraine, India and Chile — and not a single American director was recognized.

Banijay U.K. Takes Stake in Akala’s Immovable Studios – Global Bulletin - variety.com - India - New Jersey - county Patrick - city Holland, county Patrick
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20.02.2024

Banijay U.K. Takes Stake in Akala’s Immovable Studios – Global Bulletin

K.J. Yossman Banijay U.K. have invested in Immovable Studios, the production outfit co-founded by hip-hop artist, author and entrepreneur Akala and his business partner and manager Chanelle Newman.

‘John Wick,’ ‘Hunger Games’ on the Menu as Lionsgate Play Partners With Grameenphone to Expand Bangladesh Presence (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India - Norway - Indonesia - Maldives - Sri Lanka - Nepal - Philippines - Bangladesh - Bhutan
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20.02.2024

‘John Wick,’ ‘Hunger Games’ on the Menu as Lionsgate Play Partners With Grameenphone to Expand Bangladesh Presence (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Streamer Lionsgate Play has teamed with Grameenphone, a leading telecom services provider in Bangladesh, to expand its presence in the country. Grameenphone, part of Norway’s Telenor Group, has some 82 million subscribers, to whom it offers a bouquet of streaming services.

Filmax Closes ‘The Teacher Who Promised the Sea’ with Italy’s Officine Ubu (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Italy - India - Berlin - state Oregon - Israel
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19.02.2024

Filmax Closes ‘The Teacher Who Promised the Sea’ with Italy’s Officine Ubu (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente Spanish indie film studio Filmax has sold sleeper hit “The Teacher who Promised the Sea” to Italy’s Officine Ubu following sales to Nachshon Films in Israel, Angel Films Scandinavia, India’s BookMyShow and airline rights to Encore Inflight. “The Teacher…” is based on the real story of Antoni Benaiges, an instructor from Catalonia who, back in 1935, was assigned to teach at a little village school in the province of Burgos.

Bobby Brazier clears up Celebrity Big Brother rumours as Jack Tweedy issues warning - www.ok.co.uk - London - India
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19.02.2024

Bobby Brazier clears up Celebrity Big Brother rumours as Jack Tweedy issues warning

Bobby Brazier has put rumours of a Celebrity Big Brother appearance to rest, after his former step-father, Jack Tweed, issued a warning for him not to go on the show. During his appearance at the TV Choice Awards in London on Monday, 12 February, Bobby, 20, confirmed that he would be back filming on EastEnders on Monday, 19 February, with him resuming the role of Freddie Slater. He was delighted to be reunited with his soap co-stars at the event, saying: "I'm happy to be back with my EastEnders lot.

Mubi Acquires Martin Scorsese-Narrated Doc ‘Made In England: The Films Of Powell And Pressburger’ - deadline.com - Britain - France - Italy - Ireland - India - Austria - Germany - county Thomas - Netherlands - Belgium - Switzerland - Berlin - county Harrison - Luxembourg - Turkey - county Will - county Clarke
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19.02.2024

Mubi Acquires Martin Scorsese-Narrated Doc ‘Made In England: The Films Of Powell And Pressburger’

Mubi has snapped up rights across multiple territories on Made In England: The Films Of Powell And Pressburger, the Martin Scorsese-narrated doc set to debut this week at the Berlin Film Festival. 

‘Wonder Women’ Filmmaker Anjali Menon Sets Partnership With South Indian Content Specialist KRG Studios (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India
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19.02.2024

‘Wonder Women’ Filmmaker Anjali Menon Sets Partnership With South Indian Content Specialist KRG Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Film production and distribution company KRG Studios is teaming with acclaimed filmmaker Anjali Menon on a Tamil-language feature film. Menon’s London Film School graduation short “Black Nor White” (2002), starring Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) and Rez Kempton (“The Mummy”), won the BFI award at the Palm Springs film festival. Her directing credits include “Manjadikuru” (2008), “Bangalore Days” (2014), “Koode” (2018) and most recently “Wonder Women” (2022).

Martin Scorsese Doc ‘The Films of Powell And Pressburger’ Acquired by Mubi for Multiple Territories - variety.com - Britain - France - Scotland - Italy - India - Austria - Germany - Netherlands - Belgium - Switzerland - Berlin - Luxembourg - Turkey
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19.02.2024

Martin Scorsese Doc ‘The Films of Powell And Pressburger’ Acquired by Mubi for Multiple Territories

Alex Ritman ‘Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger,’ the documentary produced and narrated by Matin Scorsese, has been acquired by Mubi ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The arthouse streamer, distributor and production company has bought all rights for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latin America, Turkey and India.

Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Studios, Riteish Deshmukh’s Mumbai Film Company Set Young Shivaji Biopic (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India - city Mumbai
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19.02.2024

Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Studios, Riteish Deshmukh’s Mumbai Film Company Set Young Shivaji Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Its raining biopics of revered 17th century Indian ruler Shivaji Bhonsle in Mumbai. Days after Sandeep Singh’s “The Pride of Bharat – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj” was announced, billionaire Mukesh Ambani‘s Jio Studios and actors Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh’s Mumbai Film Company have unveiled their collaboration on “Raja Shivaji.” Both films were revealed on the occasion of the 394th birth anniversary of Shivaji, Feb. 19.

Alia Bhatt, Richie Mehta, QC Entertainment Prime Video Series ‘Poacher’ Poised for Global Franchise Expansion (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - London - Jordan - India - city Delhi - Beyond
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18.02.2024

Alia Bhatt, Richie Mehta, QC Entertainment Prime Video Series ‘Poacher’ Poised for Global Franchise Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran “Delhi Crime” creator Richie Mehta‘s India-set Prime Video series “Poacher” could become a global franchise. The Amazon original is produced by QC Entertainment, led by partners Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield and Edward H. Hamm Jr., who backed Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning “Get Out” and “Us” and Spike Lee’s Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes-winning “BlacKkKlansman.

‘Tiger Stripes’ Producer Akanga Films Boards Rima Das’ ‘Malati, My Love’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - India - city Busan
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18.02.2024

‘Tiger Stripes’ Producer Akanga Films Boards Rima Das’ ‘Malati, My Love’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rima Das’ upcoming “Malati, My Love.” Das, who is known for her touching dramas from Assam in Northeast India, has become a regular of the international festival circuit. Recent titles include “Village Rockstars” and “Tora’s Husband.” The new film, which was launched at last year’s Asian Project Market in Busan, will shoot by 2025.

‘Mean Girls’ Surpasses $100 Million at Global Box Office - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand - Mexico - India - Thailand - Singapore
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17.02.2024

‘Mean Girls’ Surpasses $100 Million at Global Box Office

Michaela Zee Paramount’s “Mean Girls” musical made fetch happen after surpassing $100 million at the global box office. The oh-so pink movie musical has generated $101.2 million worldwide after six weeks of release, including $71.2 million in North America and $30 million from 31 international territories. Based on the Broadway adaptation of the 2004 comedy classic, “Mean Girls” was originally commissioned with plans to make a streaming debut directly on Paramount+, but executives opted for a theatrical release after enthusiastic test screenings.

The 'next-level' curry house tucked away in a country pub voted the UK's best - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - India - Birmingham - city Stoke
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
17.02.2024

The 'next-level' curry house tucked away in a country pub voted the UK's best

A 'next-level' curry house tucked away in a country pub has been voted the UK's best. Gandhi Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, which operates from of the back of The Hunter pub in Saverley Green, Staffordshire, just over an hour's drive from Manchester, won the top prize at this week's Nation's Curry Awards.

‘To Kill A Tiger’ Director Nisha Pahuja On Telling A “David And Goliath” Story – Contenders Film: The Nominees - deadline.com - India - Ukraine - Chile - Tunisia - Uganda
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17.02.2024

‘To Kill A Tiger’ Director Nisha Pahuja On Telling A “David And Goliath” Story – Contenders Film: The Nominees

Five international-themed films are competing for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, stories set in Uganda, Chile, Tunisia, Ukraine, and India. To Kill a Tiger, which has brought director Nisha Pahuja the first Oscar nomination of her career, centers on a poor couple in the Indian state Jharkhand who bravely fought for justice after their teenage daughter became the victim of a brutal sexual assault.

‘Blue Light:’ Horror Pic From ‘She’s The Man’ Filmmaker Andy Fickman Lands Multiple Deals At EFM - deadline.com - Britain - USA - India - Germany - Portugal - Montana - Poland - Malaysia - Philippines - city Hightown
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17.02.2024

‘Blue Light:’ Horror Pic From ‘She’s The Man’ Filmmaker Andy Fickman Lands Multiple Deals At EFM

EXCLUSIVE: Film Mode Entertainment has locked a series of deals on Blue Light, the latest feature from American filmmaker Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, Parental Guidance, The Game Plan, and She’s The Man). 

Berlin’s Indian Trio Marks Sophomore Efforts of Acclaimed Emerging Filmmakers - variety.com - India - city Busan
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17.02.2024

Berlin’s Indian Trio Marks Sophomore Efforts of Acclaimed Emerging Filmmakers

Naman Ramachandran The Berlin Film Festival has just three Indian narrative fiction features in the 2024 lineup, but all of them are sophomore efforts by filmmakers who have already won global acclaim for their debuts. Raam Reddy burst onto the international scene with “Thithi” (“Funeral”), which won the Golden Leopard — Filmmakers of the Present and the First Feature awards at Locarno in 2015. Reddy’s ”The Fable,” which screens in Berlin’s Encounters strand, follows a happy family who live as owners of a vast Himalayan orchard, until a series of mysterious fires bring into question who they really are.

Lily Gladstone Speaks Out Against Kansas City Chiefs, Team's Racist Tomahawk Chop - www.justjared.com - USA - California - India - San Francisco - Kansas City - Santa Barbara - county Rush
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17.02.2024

Lily Gladstone Speaks Out Against Kansas City Chiefs, Team's Racist Tomahawk Chop

Lily Gladstone is voicing her thoughts on the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Lily Gladstone slams the Kansas City Chiefs’ ‘damn Tomahawk chop’ - nypost.com - USA - California - India - San Francisco - Kansas City - county Rush
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16.02.2024

Lily Gladstone slams the Kansas City Chiefs’ ‘damn Tomahawk chop’

Lily Gladstone is doubling down on her criticism of the Kansas City Chiefs after speaking out about Native American “misrepresentation” at Super Bowl LVIII.The “Killers of the Flower Moon” star, who is the first-ever Native American to be nominated in the Best Actress category at the Oscars, explained on Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast that both the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers should be held “accountable” for their team names, but Gladstone especially has an issue with the Chiefs’ controversial Tomahawk chop. “Honestly, you could hold both teams accountable,” Gladstone, 37, said in the episode released Thursday.“The 49ers are based on the California Gold Rush, which was an incredibly brutal time for California Indians.

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