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‘Limitless’ on top

March 30, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan It’s yet another week with three debutants sitting pretty on top of the UK Box Office. Bradley Cooper’s new movie Limitless stormed to the top of the tree of the UK box office collecting a shade over £2m on its opening weekend. As is the recent trend, no top trio is complete […]

Actor Farley Granger dies at 85

March 29, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao Actor Farley Granger, well known for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s classics died on March 27, 2011 of natural causes at the age of 85 in New York. In 1951 Granger starred alongside Robert Walker in the film ‘Strangers on a Train’ as a tennis player who becomes embroiled in a reciprocal […]

Mickey Mouse to get makeover for feature appearance?

March 27, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender Mickey Mouse might be getting a new full-length feature film and a makeover soon, according to Disney veteran. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, Disney’s veteran animator Burnett Mattinson revealed that he was in the process of working out a feature film bid to launch Mickey and the gang. ‘I am working […]

Bollywood sings the Hollywood tune

March 27, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan The traditional recipe for a Hindi blockbuster film is pretty simple. A macho hero, an attractive sultry heroine, five songs shot in exotic locations and the baddie getting beaten to death at the end. So standardized is it that such films are usually referred to as ‘masala’ films. The Hindi film industry […]

Funding Cuts for Film London

March 26, 2011

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By: Saravanan Sugumaran As part of the coalition’s reorganisation of state funding, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced a 22% cut in Film London’s funding effective next financial year onwards. Film London will however continue to receive £1.3m in funding for 2011-2012, from the London Development Agency (LDA). This is a sharp decrease from the […]

China misses WTO’s deadline to open up film industry

March 25, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender In line with expectations, China has missed the deadline set by the World Trade Organisation to lift restrictions on foreign film companies which includes a quota of 20 foreign films a year. The WTO’s ruling had been in favour of the 2007 complaint filed by the United States and it was later […]

Tribeca film festival to go live online

March 24, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao Popularly known as the spring film festival ‘Tribeca’ was launched in 2001 by Robert De Niro. This was an initiative to support growth & culture in Manhattan, USA post the September 11 terror attacks will open up its screenings to online viewers for the very first time. The festival is said to […]