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 13 November 2017
“To make meaningful cinema, we need an enabling environment and freedom to express,” said veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, 72, as she graciously received the Excellence in Cinema - India award at 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival with Star 2017, amidst a standing ovation.The annual week-long affair was declared open at Liberty Cinema on Thursda...
-  The Hindu
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 18 October 2017
Collections from the two films are seen at a combined Rs 200- 250 crore. Last year’s releases were damp squibs — neither Dharma Productions’ Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) nor Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay fared too well. Diwali releases have lost much of their magic over the years since 2007 when the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Om ...
-  The Financial Express
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 18 October 2017
It has been brought down to 15%; tax on English and foreign language movies remains at 20% In a move that could provide temporary relief to producers of other Indian language movies, the State government has revised the entertainment tax (ET) for regional non-Tamil films down to 15%. The Producers Guild of India and the Telugu Film Producers Council had...
-  The Hindu
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 18 October 2017
While competitors race to catch up with Netflix, the largest online TV service in the world is adhering to a simple strategy to maintain its lead: you have to spend money to make money. The streaming pioneer will deploy as much as $8bn (€6.8bn) on programming next year, a third more than in 2017. Netflix will also spend more than $1bn for marketing....
-  Independent
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 18 October 2017
Snap and NBCUniversal are creating a Hollywood studio dedicated to the future of app-centric entertainment. Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, is teaming with NBCUniversal to bring scripted programming — like short-form comedies and dramas — to mobile screens. The companies have established a studio joint venture to produce programmi...
-  Variety
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 17 October 2017
The first ever China-Singapore-Thailand animation co-production was announced on Monday at MIPCOM, and it is an ambitious deal that could ultimately result in 10 animated features valued at USD$250 million.The three-way deal involves Thailand’s Shellhut Entertainment, Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions, and China’s Wingsmedia, a subsi...
-  Cartoon Brew
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 16 October 2017
According to the PVR Chairman, while smaller movies can get released on new digital platforms, the big banner productions will continue to need big screens. Rapid advancements in technology and digital offerings have brought about sweeping changes in the world of media and entertainment. How has it affected your industry and what’s your prognosis l...
-  Money Control
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 16 October 2017
Films on gender disparity and stories of non-entitled Indians are doing well Usually, a new ingredient tossed into a boiling cauldron may get lost in the mix but continues to release its flavours that you may catch in a stray breath. India's mainstream Hindi film industry, termed Bollywood by some, spin-dried as it is through raging cycles of nepotism, i...
-  Daily Pioneer
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 16 October 2017
CASBAA, which represents the interests of the Asian pay-TV industry, has formed the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) to tackle the region’s rampant content theft problem. CAP, which will coordinate industry resources to fight piracy, will be led by Neil Gane as general manager. The coalition includes beIN Sports, CASBAA, The Walt Disney Company, Fox ...
-  World Screen
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 16 October 2017
Over the last 6 years, FICG in LA has become synonymous with Mexican and Ibero-American film in Los Angeles. The festival, initiated by the University of Guadalajara in the United States, has consistently managed to bring the best of Spanish and Portuguese spoken films to the heart of Hollywood. This year from November 2nd through the 5th, the Guadalajara...
-  PR News Wire
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