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Siddharth Roy Kapur Re-Elected

Siddharth Roy Kapur was unanimously re-elected as President of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India at the first meeting of its newly constituted Guild Council of Management, held immediately after the 63rd Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on

‘Launch Your Script’ Backs New Indian Film Projects For Asia Pacific Recognition

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Academy annually awards four script development grants of USD 25,000 (Rs. 16,25,000) each to four APSA Academy members, at the grand APSA ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia every year.

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s YRF film to release in 2019

Yash Raj Films has announced an exciting new project. Their next movie will see Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff together on the big screen for the first time. The film will be an action thriller and will be directed by

Gajendra Ahire’s Marathi film, The Silence to release In India on October 6, 2017

Director Gajendra Ahire’s Marathi film The Silence has won laurels at several international festivals like the 16th New York Indian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart 2015, Karrm Filmfare Marathi Awards 2016 and Maharashtra State Awards 2016. The film

‘Celebrate Cinema 2017’ at Whistling Woods International

‘Celebrate Cinema 2017’ prevailed over two days, September 22 and September 23, 2017, at the Whistling Woods International (WWI) headed by filmmaker Subhash Ghai.  The event witnessed illustrious events of the media and entertainment industry The 6th edition of Celebrate Cinema comprised

Eros-Dharma Deal

Eros Now, a digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform, is collaborating with Dharma Productions for a content aggregation deal. Under the agreement, Eros Now has secured the licencing rights to two of Dharma’s latest releases, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ok Jaanu along with

Newton Official Entry To Oscars 

Drishyam Films’ internationally acclaimed Newton, produced by Manish Mundra and directed by Amit V Masurkar, is India’s official submission for the Best Foreign Film language category at the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The Film Federation of India made the announcement on

Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji Launches New Show – PM Selfiewallie

Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji has announced the release of its new show called PM Selfiewallie. The show talks about how a modern-day fashionista named Sanya suddenly becomes the Prime Minister of India. The show will see the debut of fresh talent

LUMB Wins Another Award

Produced by Prakash Jha Productions and presented by Balaji Motion Pictures, Lipstick Under My Burkha has bagged the Best Feature Film award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival. The film, by the end of September, will have been

Biopic On Vijay Amritraj

Cinestaan Film Company is making a biopic on one of India’s tennis heroes Vijay Amritraj. A sporting legend, Amritraj has not only shown his prowess as a sports commentator but has also acted in Hollywood films like Star Trek and

Sushilkumar Agrawal Elected

  Sushilkumar Agrawal, CEO of Ultra Media and Entertainment, was elected President of the Indian Council of IMPEX For Films and TV Programmers at the 53rd Annual General Meeting. While Gordhan Tanwani was elected as Vice-President, Hiren Gada was elected

Disney India Appoints

Disney India has appointed Deepak Upreti as the Head of Theatrical Distribution for the studio as Prakhar Joshi moves on. With 17 years of distribution and exhibition experience behind him, Upreti has worked with the company for 7 years, on

Shiladitya Bora Launches

Film producer, marketer and distributor Shiladitya Bora recently launched his own media company Platoon One Films headquartered in Mumbai. The studio already has an impressive slate lined up for the latter half of the year. Their projects include producing a

Daddy Is Going Strong With Its Target Audience!

Different genres have a different audience and when you are in the film business it is extremely important to know what genre appeals to which audience and then package the film accordingly, especially if you are working on a shoe-string

Cinestaan signs a biopic on Vijay Amritraj

Cinestaan Film Company (CFC) is making a biopic of one of India’s greatest tennis heroes Vijay Amritraj. Amritraj has not only shown his prowess as a sports commentator but also acted in Hollywood films like Star Trek and Octopussy which

Disney India Appoints Deepak Upreti

  Disney India has appointed Deepak Upreti as the Head of Theatrical Distribution for the Studio as Prakhar Joshi moves on. With 17 years of distribution and exhibition experience behind him, Upreti has worked with the company for 7 years, on

Platform Busan gets 5 Indian filmmakers for the learning initiative

The Busan International Film Festival is coming up soon and Basil Content Media have announced the lucky participants that they will sponsor for a four day networking and learning initiative during the event that will be held between October 14

Master Class with the Bhutianis at WWI

The acclaimed father-son duo, writer-director Shubhashish Bhutiani and the ace Ad-man Sanjay Bhutiani, were recently part of a master class held at Whistling Woods International (WWI) headed by Subhash Ghai. The duo shared the thought process behind the making of

Gippy Grewal announces Punjabi biopic

The wait is finally over for Gippy Grewal’s much-talked about biopic, Subedar Joginder Singh which is all set to release on April 6, 2018. The Punjabi sensation made an announcement on his Twitter and Facebook page for his fans and

Village Rockstars at TIFF 2017

Rima Das’ Assamese film, Village Rockstars to make its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017 on September 8. Village Rockstars is the only Indian film to be screened in the competition section, DISCOVERY, which features directors from

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