Udita Jhunjhunwala

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    Indian cinemas go dark as producer stand-off continues


    Programming has virtually dried up at Indian multiplexes due to the on-going stand-off between exhibitors and the United Producers Forum which started on April 4.

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    Indian producers strike against revenue-sharing terms


    Percept Picture Company’s Hindi film 8x10 Tasveerand Paramount Pictures’ Fast & Furious 4, both released in India today (April 3), might be the last two films to open before India’s United Producers Forum begins its strike against multiplex owners from April 4.

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    Tough times at the Indian box office


    A reduction in multiplex ticket prices across India is an indicator of the delicate economic times in the territory.

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    Indian multiplexes lower ticket prices to counter downturn


    Several leading chains are reducing prices from 20%-50% with a variety of reduced rates based on location, day of the week and the timing of shows. Most of the reductions are for weekdays with cinemas retaining their weekend pricing in most cases.

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    Indian Film Company to co-produce Chadha's Afterlife


    Hanway Films is handling international sales on the film which is scheduled to start shooting March 28 in London. The cast includes Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamoorthy (Heroes) and Shaheen Khan (Bend It Like Beckham), and the film will also introduce British-Indian theatre actress Goldy Notay.

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    Singh moves from Sony India to PVR Pictures


    Before taking over production, Singh headed up distribution at Sony Pictures India. In his new role, he will oversee both production and distribution at PVR Pictures. 'I am looking forward to a new challenge. In my new role the main challenge will be to build a successful model from the ...

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    Financing - Box office - Stars fell to earth


    After a disappointing 2008, Indian distributors and exhibitors have high hopes for 2009. Last year began weakly, went on to have a few upswings thanks to some unexpected small-budget successes, and finished with two December hits. Take into account the cost of producing, marketing and releasing the films, however, and ...

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    Indian Film Company's Ghajini takes $40m in two weeks


    Indian Film Company's Hindi film Ghajini has earned more than $40m (Rs1.94bn) in less than two weeks.

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    Big Pictures to roll out Ghajini in 23 international territories


    The motion pictures subsidiary of Reliance BIG Entertainment is handling international distribution of the film, while Indian Film Company is distributing in India.

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    UTV to handle distribution of Disney releases in India


    The agreement begins January 1, 2009. Among the forthcoming titles are Bedtime Stories, Bolt and G Force. Disney will continue to handle its own marketing.

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    Fox Star to release Slumdog Millionairein India, Pakistan


    The English and Hindi-language film, starring Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Irfan Khan and Freida Pinto, will also be released in a Hindi-dubbed version entitled Slumdog Millionaire - Kaun Banega Crorepati' (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire').

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    Warner Bros signs three-picture deal with India's People Tree


    Warner Bros Pictures India has entered into a deal for the production and distribution of three films from Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja's People Tree Films.

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    Tulpan takes Golden Peacock at IFFI in Goa


    The Golden Peacock award is accompanied by a cash prize of $80,000 (Rs4m). Dvortsevoy also took the Silver Peacock for Most Promising Directorwhich came with acash prize of $30,000 (Rs1.5m). The citation read 'Tulpan is a cinematic triumph that pulls us into a world where man can live in peace ...

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    Mumbai cinemas remain closed asattackscontinue


    The Mumbai terrorist attacks, which had still not been completely contained as of Friday afternoon, are also having an impact on the Hindi film industry which is based in the city.

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    Indian producers sayslowdown could lead to healthier industry


    Panellists at a session entitled 'Financing and Distribution of Specialty Films in India', held in association with Screen International, seemed to agree that major dives in the London and Mumbai stock markets, and the stalling of bank finance and venture capital, could lead to much-needed budgetary correction.

  • Features

    Production - International Film Festival of India - India's window on the international scene


    The 39th edition of the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) runs November 22 -December 2 in the seaside town of Goa. Around 5,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to attend. Some 15 films will compete for the Golden Peacock in the World Cinema section. All are titles ...

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    Interview: Aamir Khan


    When the Indian film industry selected Hindi film Stars On Earth (Taare Zameen Par) as its official entry for best foreign film for this year's Academy Awards, it was a triple celebration for Aamir Khan.

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    Warlords, My Magic to open India's IFFI Goa fest


    The closing film will be Majid Majidi's Berlin Silver Bear winner The Song Of Sparrows.

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    NDTV Lumiere strikes online deal with BIGFlix


    These titles will be available on the site on a yearly basis at a price of $1.99 per download-to-rent and $4.49 per download-to-own.

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    India's NDTV Lumiere launches world cinema channel


    Established as a joint venture between broadcaster NDTV, Sunil Doshi and Manmohan Shetty, NDTV Lumière is a platform for contemporary world cinema in India.

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