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A dog's path to glory: The ups and downs of financing and producing Slumdog Millionaire

The UK's Film4 rarely buys a book without a production company involved, but chief Tessa Ross did just that when she first read Q&A by Vikas Swarup, the source novel for Slumdog Millionaire. 'It had a fantastic landscape, a clever plot and a way of telling the story of a boy's life in the present that I liked,' she recalls.

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