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Farahjaan Sheikh Joins ASA Productions

Farahjaan Sheikh, Business Head, Production, Viacom 18, has put in her papers. She joined Studio 18 in April 2007 and has decided to move to Vikram Bhatt’s ASA Production. Sheikh will join ASA Production in mid-January and will be Executive

Film Producers Call Off Strike

The Film Federation of India has (FFI) indefinitely deferred its January 6 strike against the proposed amendment to the proposed Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010, which mandates that producers share 50 per cent of music royalties with lyricists and composers. The

UTV World Movies Gets Ready For Golden Globes

UTV World Movies, the world cinema channel, is set to deliver some awardwinning films from across the world. In December and January, the channel showcase past Golden Globe award winning films in the on-air property, Gold Rush-Race to Globe, which

Pune Film Festival From January 6

The Ninth Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) 2010, to be held between January 6 and 13, will screen more than 150 Indian and international films across 11 screens. It will also celebrate five decades of the state of Maharashtra and

Illusion Interactive To Release Ashoka On January 7

Illusion Interactive will release India’s first animated superhero film Ashoka the Hero on January 7, 2011. The film tells the story of young Ashoka, a boy who wants to grow up and be like his father who was a policeman

Stars @30!!! Awards

Star News in association with Prakash Jha Productions’ Turning 30!!! just hosted the Stars at 30!!! Awards on December 23 in Mumbai. This is a set of awards to celebrate young women achievers. The awards will be telecast on January

Dilip Jayaram Is Ad Sales Head

Essel Group’s direct-to-home (DTH) company Dish TV has appointed Dilip Jayaram as national ad sales head. Jayram will report to Dish TV COO Salil Kapoor and he is tasked to establish Dish TV as a preferred platform for advertisers across

UTV Action Ties Up With Sony Pictures

UTV Action has signed a three-year exclusive volume deal with Sony Pictures Television for the Hindi-language telecast rights to 70 of its latest action films. The deal marks an important milestone as UTV Action continues to deliver new action, adventure,

BIG CBS Prime Goes On Air

  BIG CBS Networks, an equal joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network Limited and CBS Studios International, has announced the launch of its first premium English general entertainment television channel, BIG CBS Prime. The channel went on air on November

Ashu Dutt Joins Bloomberg UTV

  Bloomberg UTV has announced Ashu Dutt as its Chief Consulting Editor – Financial Markets. This follows the recent appointment of Vivek Law, who joined recently the channel as Editor. Dutt’s mandate is be to lead the markets band programming

Sanjeev Kapoor To Launch

  Malaysia-based Astro All Asia Networks (Astro) and Turmeric Vision, the television company owned by Sanjeev Kapoor and Alyona Kapoor, are gearing up to launch a food concept channel – FoodFood. The JV between the two companies will mark the

Disney Characters Go Online

  Favourite Disney merchandise and characters are just a click away. The company has launched a one-stop Disney-themed online shopping destination featuring over 660 Disney products. Operated and managed by Net Distribution, an authorised Disney licensee, the site will feature

Mukta Arts To Distribute Tron: Legacy

  Mukta Arts, promoted by filmmaker Subhash Ghai, has bagged the distribution rights of Hollywood film Tron: Legacy. The company’s distribution division, Mukta Movies Distributors (MMD), has reached an agreement with Walt Disney India to distribute the upcoming Hollywood film

A P Parigi Joins Accel Transmatic

  Accel Transmatic has announced the appointment of A P Parigi as a Senior Advisor and Consultant, who will advise the company on all media, animation, VFX and gaming-related matters. He will also be Chairman of Accel Media Ventures Limited

T-Series Clarifies

After keeping mum for a long time, T-Series head Bhushan Kumar decides to speak on Kajraare controversy. Here’s his version Why on satellite ? I had no option but to release the film on a low-key note. We made Kajraare

AAFT Moves Towards The International Arena

Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), after carving a brand in Asia, has decided to move to the Western hemisphere. This niche school is known for blending entertainment with the corporate. Having trained and educated 9,000-plus students in the

Noukadubi At IFFI Goa

Noukadubi (in Bengali and Hindi) will enjoy its world premiere at IFFI Goa and will be the opening film of the India Premiere section on November 24. Produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the film features Prosenji

Yash Chopra To Inaugurate IFFI

Yash Chopra will throw open the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on November 22. The festival has received a record 450 entries for the ‘Cinema of World’ section and the final list will be chalked out soon. Fifteen

Eros To Distribute Excel Entertainment Films

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International) has acquired the worldwide rights of Excel Entertainment’s forthcoming releases – Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Abhinay Deo’s Game. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a young, fun film shot largely across Spain, is

Movies Now Appoints Mandar Natekar

Times Television Network’s English movie channel Movies Now has appointed Mandar Natekar as National Ad, Sales Head. Natekar will report to Movies Now channel head Ajay Trigunayat. Natekar joins Movies Now with over 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing.

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