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Hotel Transylvania- First Look

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Presenting the first look trailer of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (3D): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm7dl9Q9-NA. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky who brought us such animated classics as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and The Powerpuff Girls. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (3D) India release date: 28 September 2012 Genre: 3D animation, comedy Director: Genndy Tartakovsky Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Koechner Synopsis: Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a …

17th European Union Film Festival, Pune, 3-9 April 2012

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The 17th edition of the European Union Film Festival is back, bringing “Europe in Love” to the Indian audiences. Screening films from as many as 25 EU countries, the festival starts in Pune on 3rd April 2012 and continues till 9th April 2012. The film screenings will be held at the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) and British Library.
Entry is free for all; first preference to pass holders. Entry to non pass holders is subject to seat availability. Passes will be available at the British Council and NFAI. see screening card in attachment The opening film on 03.04.2012 at NFAI shall be Romantics Anonymous (France, 2010; Jean-Pierre Améris, 80’) The Ambassador of the European Union, H.E. Dr João Cravinho said, "I am very happy to present the 17th EU Film Festival to the Indian audiences. This is the strongest representation we have ever had in this festival. I think it truly reflects the European Union – 25 nations join…

Miss World 2011, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, visited the breast cancer patients at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel on 28th March 2012.

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Miss World 2011, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, visited the breast cancer patients at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel on 28th March 2012.

Ivian came to india to support the woman’s cancer initiative. She said she’s happy to be a part of the cause and felt good meeting and promoting the cause. The Foundation pays for the treatment of 250 – 300 women annually, diagnosed with Breast, Cervical & Ovarian Cancers and who are unable to afford the costs of their treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital but have a great chance of recovery.

Details of Pictures Pic 1: Dr. R.A Badwe, Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Miss World Ivian, Devika Bhojwani, Vice President, Womens Cancer Initiative Pic 2: Devika Bhojwani and Ivian Sarcos Pic 3: Ivian Sarcos and Breast cancer Patients
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Miss World...... A woman who spent five years living in a nunnery and once dreamed of becoming a nun h…

13th Annual Convocation Indian Institute of Management Indore

13th Annual Convocation Indian Institute of Management Indore

Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) is hosting its Thirteen Annual Convocation during March 30-31, 2012. The pre-convocation ceremony was witnessed by eminent dignitaries from industry, academia and society. The convocation is held each year to confer title of the Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Indore for its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Diplomas to the successful participants of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGP) & Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGP).

The FPM is doctoral programme of IIM Indore. After rigorous course work of two years, FPM participants carry out independent research supervised by a Thesis Advisory Committee and submit a thesis which is defended before a Thesis Examination Committee. The PGP, a flagship programme of IIM Indore, is a two-year full-time residential programme which is equivalent to MBA Degree of an Indian University. The EP…

HRH THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TO VISIT LIVERPOOL’S BEATLES STORY TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES

The 50th anniversary celebrations of the Beatles were recently launched in Liverpool and are continuing throughout 2012. For fans across the world it’s definitely a great time to visit and we even have a very special guest coming in on April 4th to visit the Beatles Story. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, will be in Liverpool to tour the Beatles Story and commemorate the 50th anniversary of this legendary band. Attached is a press release about her upcoming visit.

HRH THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TO VISIT LIVERPOOL’S BEATLES STORY TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will tour Liverpool’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction on Wednesday 4th April 2012. During the visit, Her Royal Highness will unveil a plaque to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of ‘The Fab Four’. HRH will be given a tour of the exhibition by The Beatles Story’s Managing Director, Jerry Goldman, who will guide The Duchess as she explores the life…

'I Am' wins two National awards

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5 highest paid bollywood actors

5 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors

Competition exists everywhere, be it politics, business or the glamour world. Considering the intense competition in today’s world the bollywood actors are in race to take the lead. Politicians and Bollywood celebrities are always on comparison not for their work, but for their earnings. We adore and respect the stars of glittering world of Bollywood, but how many of us have actually given a thought to their earnings? The rates keep fluctuating, which largely depends on the acting skills and hits delivered by these heroes. As per a recent survey, the below enlisted were ranked on the basis of their payment for 1 movie-

3. Salman Khan
Our controversial hero, Sallu Bhai comes third in the list who rakes in big money for his movies, getting an average pay of about 10-15 crores per movie plus add-on territories .He may be the bad boy who finds controversies and problems inseparable from his life, but when it comes to his pay package, he is left nowh…

National Award winning Marathi film actor girish kulkarni gets felicitated by stalwarts from the Kerala film indiustry

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Short takes 2, entries invited

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EROS INTERNATIONAL'S KISHORE LULLA AND SUNDANCE INSTITUTE’S MICHELLE SATTER AND ALESIA WESTON TO BE HONORED AT 5th ANNUAL INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARDS ON APRIL 12

EROS INTERNATIONAL'S KISHORE LULLA AND SUNDANCE INSTITUTE’S MICHELLE SATTER AND ALESIA WESTON TO BE HONORED AT 5th ANNUAL INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARDS ON APRIL 12

INDUSTRY SEMINAR ADDS PARTICIPANTS BELA BAJARIA, SUNIL PERKASH, ADI SHANKAR
Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2012) The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA/http://indianfilmfestival.org/) has just announced its 5th Annual Industry Leadership Awards (ILA) honorees, Eros International Head Kishore Lulla and Sundance Institute’s Michelle Satter and Alesia Weston.
"It is an honor for IFFLA to bestow its highest accolades to such distinguished executives of the entertainment community. They were selected for their vision, leadership, and unique contributions to the educational, business, and creative arenas not only related to Indian cinema, but the film community as a whole," says IFFLA Board member Noel De Souza. "In addition we are thrilled that three of Hollywood's most highly regarded talents join us …

Your film festival

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Vikalp screenings at Prithvi, Juhu on 26th march

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PITBULL GOES “BACK IN TIME” WITH THEME SONG For “MEN IN BLACK™ 3”

PITBULL GOES “BACK IN TIME” WITH THEME SONG TO “MEN IN BLACK™ 3”
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 22, 2012 – The theme song to the highly anticipated action adventure comedy Men in Black™ 3, titled “Back In Time,” has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures. The song will be available as a digital single and released to radio on March 26. Men in Black 3 will be released in 3D in theaters nationwide on May 25, 2012.
“Back In Time” was written for the film by Armando C. Perez (Pitbull), Marc Kinchen, Adrian Trejo and Urales Vargas and features a sample of the 1950s hit “Love is Strange,” written by Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel and Mickey Baker, which went to #1 for the R&B duo Mickey & Sylvia.
“It's an incredible honor to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men in Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially w…

Chirgut, Marathi Film stills,

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“The Wedding Card story”

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“The Wedding Card story”
A path breaking innovation in the world of IPO marketing
The staircase walls were lined with fluttering pink and white fabric creating a floaty, romantic look that set the tone for the ambience. At the entrance, the pillars encased with plantation leaves and blooming flowers gave an exotic South Indian feel. A table placed nearby displayed vivid red bags embossed with a brilliant gold, to be given to the invitees. The hall inside was bedecked with flowers, red, pink, yellow and white blooming in their happiness at the event. The backdrop for the main event was a solid red- the primary colour of Indian weddings. A glittering samai stood quietly, its light shimmering on the flower petals strewn around its base. As invitees entered they were greeted with the melodious music of ‘nadasvaram’ the traditional South Indian music played in weddings.
The ambience was an Indian wedding – but, hold on- the event was not. The event was an IPO media and analyst conf…

'Masala' marathi film's music launch

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Anand Modak, Narendra Bhide, Bela Shende, Umesh/Girish/Sandesh Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Sonali Kulkarni, Dr.Mohan Agashe, Hukamichand Chordia, Sou Kamalbai Chordia, Rajkumar Chordia, Sou Madhubala Chordia, Vishal Chordia & Anand Chordia graced the occasion

Sai Prasad Group Pvt Ltd’s Marathi Film Kashaala Udyaachi Baat releasing 12th April,2012 all Over India.

Sai Prasad Group Pvt Ltd’s Marathi Film Kashaala Udyaachi Baat releasing 12th April,2012 all Over India.

Director: Pramod Joshi, Producer: Balasaheb Bhapkar and Shashank BhapkarCo-Producer: Suresh Shrivastava, Associate Producer: Sanjay Roy, Star Cast:Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Atul Parchure, Anjan Shrivastava, Kishori Ambiye, Shruti Welankar, Barkha Bishit Sengupta, Vijay Patkar, Suresh Menon, Rajesh Upadhya, Kishor Paradhan, Raghvendra Kadkol, Swapnil Rajshekhar Dialogue: Pramod Joshi and Sanjay Dole Screenplay: Pramod Joshi and Raj Kazi, Cinematographer: Salil Sahastrabuddhe, Music Director: Salil Kulkarni, Music Director (Background score): Bapi Tutul,Lyricist: Sandip Khare, Editor: Shankh Rajadhyaksh, Sound Designer: Dyanesh Kelkar, Production Designer: Siddharth and Bhakti Tatuskar, Choreographer: Saroj Khan and Kartik Pal, Film Project Executor :-Balaji Iyer Marketing and Media consultant -Picture N Kraft.
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The movie shows the journey of an I…

That's my boy preview

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Pls see the first look trailer of THAT’S MY BOY: http://youtu.be/f7UIDgIlb9M. Below is more info:
THAT’S MY BOY
Date: 24-Aug-12 Genre: Comedy Directed by: Sean Anders, John Morris Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and James Caan
While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills. DOWNLOAD PREVIEW http://eagl-images.spe.sony.com/ashx/SecureThumbnailAsync.ashx?TNPath=2012-03-19_2529_93d53857-7af2-4737-95d9-fd741083fef9%7Cid%7C2&MimeType=image%2fjpeg ThatsMyBoy_ITR-B_Eng_EAGL_1920 x1080.mp4 Trailer 105.16 MB

Celebrating the success of 'Deol' Marathi film, at the National awards

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Karan Johar on the exemption of service tax for recording of cinematograph films

Karan Johar’s statement on Union Budget

March 17, 2012 : Commenting on the Union Budget, Mr Karan Johar, Co-chairman, FICCI Entertainment Committee said “We are really thrilled that the Service tax will now not be applicable on copyrights relating to recording of cinematograph films. This will provide a major relief to the M&E Industry. We are thankful to the finance minister and I&B Minister for accepting the industry demand to exempt service tax on copyrights relating to recording of cinematography films. While we have to read the fine print, this will cheer the industry as we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013”.

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES 2012 PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES 2012 PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2012): With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, running April 10-15 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, the home of IFFLA since its very first year.

"We look back on our first decade with a sense of exhilaration and pride. From the very beginning, our mission was to establish a film festival that would not only pave the way for a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture in the U.S…

CCI urges film bodies and trade associations to impose self-regulatory do’s and don’ts to align business practices with tenets of competition

CCI urges film bodies and trade associations to impose self-regulatory do’s and don’ts to align business practices with tenets of competition

Mumbai, March 16, 2012. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has advised film bodies and trade associations to put in place self-regulatory do’s and don’ts to align their business practices with the tenets of competition and free play of market forces. Speaking at FICCI FRAMES 2012 here on Friday, Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman, CCI, urged entertainment and media enterprises and related trade associations to initiate competition compliance programme. Trade bodies could be used for price coordination or market allocation amongst member companies, he cautioned.
A competition compliance programme would include imparting awareness and training to employees who may engage themselves or are exposed to anti competitive conducts. It not only reduces the risk of contraventions, but also facilitates timely detections and can be useful in mitigating pena…

MPAA CHAIRMAN AND CEO CHRIS DODD JOINS LA-INDIA FILM COUNCIL GOVERNORS TO ANNOUNCE 2012 PROGRAM Event during FICCI FRAMES to feature new website, video- and industry publication

MPAA CHAIRMAN AND CEO CHRIS DODD JOINS LA-INDIA FILM COUNCIL GOVERNORS TO ANNOUNCE 2012 PROGRAM Event during FICCI FRAMES to feature new website, video- and industry publication Mumbai: 15 March, 2012: Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), participated in a special event of the LA India Film Council during the 2012 FICCI FRAMES Convention at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel in Mumbai, India today. During a glittering occasion, attended by Bollywood celebrities, CEOs of media and entertainment companies, senior government dignitaries, Chairman Dodd and other members of the Council’s governors emphasized the need for collaboration and cross pollination of knowledge, technology and talent between two of the world’s largest film communities - Hollywood and India The event included the announcement of the Council’s governing body, the premiere of a “sizzle” video highlighting the initiative, and a presentation of the Cou…

Due diligence in news reportage vital for preserving media freedom: Justice J S Verma at FICCI FRAMES 2012

Due diligence in news reportage vital for preserving media freedom: Justice J S Verma at FICCI FRAMES 2012

MUMBAI, March 15, 2012. Justice J. S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India, today advised the media to exercise due diligence in news reportage by questioning whether a news item is true, fair, necessary and in public interest. The answer to these questions were necessary in order to inform and enlighten the people accurately and obviate any possibility of regulation by the government as that would tantamount to curbing the freedom of the media.
Addressing the session on “Freedom of Media: Significance of Self-regulation’ on Day II of FICCI FRAMES 2012 here, Justice Verma said “I often hear people say why is the media not responsible? This might just be a pretext for the authorities to step in, and if they do step in, the dangers to free expression and the right to report freely will be immeasurably curbed.”
The practice of ‘breaking news’, of being the first with the new…

Kohlapur to be new film shooting centre: Maharashtra CM Single window clearance soon for film shooting in India: I and B Secretary 3-day FICCI FRAMES 2012 gets under way

Kohlapur to be new film shooting centre: Maharashtra CM Single window clearance soon for film shooting in India: I&B Secretary 3-day FICCI FRAMES 2012 gets under way

MUMBAI, March 14, 2012. The Union Ministries of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) and Tourism propose to set up a Film Commission to put in place a single window clearance mechanism for film shooting in India to replace the current requirement of multiple on-ground permissions and clearances that results in huge loss of potential revenues to the film, tourism and ancillary sectors. The two ministries have also signed a MoU to work together to promote India as a global film shooting destination.
This was stated by Mr. Uday K. Varma, Secretary, Ministry of I&B, while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day FICCI FRAMES 2012. Mr. Varma said that in order to combat piracy in the film industry, there is an urgent need to have an effective legal mechanism and creation of public awareness about th…

Nasik international Film Festival 2012

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FICCI FRames 2012:Digitisation has disrupted revenue model of newspapers, says Rajiv Varma, HT Media CEO Press is under stress: T N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard

Digitisation has disrupted revenue model of newspapers, says Rajiv Varma, HT Media CEO Press is under stress: T N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard
MUMBAI, March 14, 2012. The impact of galloping digitisation and proliferation of digital media on the print medium came in for close scrutiny at FICCI FRAMES 2012 here, with Mr, T N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard, stating that the “Press is showing signs of stress”, that proliferation and consolidation in the in the Indian print market was taking place simultaneously and advertising going towards entertainment media while advertising in news content moving towards the internet. “The Indian print market is displaying contradictory trends,” Mr. Ninan said and added that while proliferation is being seen in the form of new titles and new editions, consolidation is also evident. Eventually, however, proliferation would give way to consolidation. What is not clear is how long this process would take, he said. Mr. Rajiv Varma, CEO, HT Me…

Internationally acclaimed film ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ questions the current academic scenario

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Internationally acclaimed film ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ questions the current academic scenario

Mumbai, 13th March 2012: Winner of the Best Foreign Feature Film at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival and Kids First! Film and Video Festival in USA, upcoming Bollywood film Yeh Khula Aasmaan is based on the issue of extreme academic stress prevailing in the current young generation. Directed by Gitanjali Sinha and produced by Hemendra Aran, the film stars veteran actors Raghubir Yadav and Yashpal Sharma in principal characters.
Yeh Khula Aasmaan revolves around Avinash, who is just one of the many young students of today’s generation expected to survive in the competitive bubble in which they exist. Such a competitive academic scenario has not only led to impractical expectations from students, but also extreme stress and pressure to live up to the same. Predictably, with every passing year, the number of unfortunate demises has increased surrounding the exams period.
Hoping…

UNIVERSAL MUSIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH UTV BINDASS UNVEILS RABBI SHERGILL’S BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM “III”

UNIVERSAL MUSIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH UTV BINDASS UNVEILS RABBI SHERGILL’S BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM “III”

RABBI PERFORMED SONGS FROM THE NEW ALBUM `LIVE’ WITH HIS BAND AT THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ, MUMBAI, TODAY Wednesday, 14th March 2012, Mumbai: Universal Music unleashed India’s true urban balladeer Rabbi Shergill’s latest album ‘III’ today at the Hard Rock Café in Mumbai. Rabbi performed tracks from his new album as well as his previous hits `live’ for his fans at a packed house at the Hard Rock Café.
Rabbi is back after a period of 4 years with his brand new studio album ‘III’ signifying his 3rd offering. Inspired by the genre of rock as well as Sufi and Punjabi folk, his songs are deeply philosophical and blends archaic, almost lost Punjabi phrases into today’s contemporary Indian music with great ease. On his new offering album, Rabbi says, “Over the years, I've fallen in love with the concept of an album. It gives a much more complete idea of an artist, his environment, his times …

Skills crunch in developing Media and Entertainment industry

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UK'S LARGEST BRIT-ASIAN RECORD LABEL, MOVIEBOX, SIGNS UP SAGA MUSIC AS INDIA DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

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UK'S LARGEST BRIT-ASIAN RECORD LABEL, MOVIEBOX, SIGNS UP SAGA MUSIC AS INDIA DISTRIBUTION PARTNER
Saga Music Brings UK's #1 Asian Hit, ‘Tusi Bewafa’, To India
Produced by DJ Sanj of American Desi fame, the duet album also features Satwinder Birdi and Miss India UK 2012, Deana Uppal

New Delhi, March 12, 2012 – Saga Music, a rapidly-growing music distribution company expanding its footprint in Bollywood, today announced that it has been selected by MovieBox, UK’s largest Brit-Asian Record Label controlling the largest catalogue of UK 'Bhangra' in the world, for India music distribution of Punjabi music album ‘Tusi Bewafa’. The album is a creation of the immensely talented Punjabi singer Satwinder Birdi and internationally acclaimed DJ Sanj, who has 200 plus songs and over 18 albums to his credit, including blockbuster album American Desi and the hugely popular official remixes for the Bollywood flick ‘Love Aaj Kal’ such as Twist, Aahun Aahun and Ye Dooriyan.