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CII's seminar on The New Indian Woman at The Lalit, Mumbai, 23 April, 2012

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Shabana Azmi, Amit Khanna, Amita Ghai,Anjum Chopra, Apurva Purohit,Chandrajit Bannerjee, Chetna Guha Sinha,Javed Akhtar,Jay Panda, Kanchan Pamnani,Kiran Rao, Lakshmi Tripathi,Lynn D'sousa, Madhu kishwar,Menaka Guruswamy, Munizae Jahangir,Nandita Das, Nandita Gandhi,Nidhi Razdan, Barkha Dutt, Ranjana Kumari, Shilpa Phadke, Shobana S Kumar,Shohini Ghosh, Tavleen Singh, Zoya Akhtar, Zoya Hasan, were at Confederation of Indian Industry organised special confrence on 'The New Indian Woman- Making her presence felt in diverse pheres of life'

Devisha film's new offering 'Bhateey' comng close on the heels of it's 'Deool' super success

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Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd and Tulips Films Ltd. presents an Ashwani Chopra and Gian Kharaud production’s film Mr. Bhatti on Chutti

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starring Anupam Kher, Bhairavi Goswami, Written and Directed by Karan Razdan is ready to release on 18th May, 2012
26th April, 2012: Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd & Tulips Films Ltd. presents an Ashwani Chopra & Gian Kharaud Production’s film ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chutti’ all set to release across India on 18th May, 2012. Director Karan Razdan’s first comedy film ‘Mr Bhatti on Chutti’ stars Anupam Kher, Bhairavi Goswami, Ashwani Chopra, Abid Ali, Shakti Kapoor, Emma Kearney, Pawan Shankar, Neha Phendse and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance.
Mr Bhatti on Chutti is a new Bollywood blockbuster in town. It is a comedy film but there is much more to it in the larger sense. A free trip abroad goes horribly wrong for Mr.Bhatti. Now it is to be seen if Bhatti’s desire to meet Bush and more importantly Mr. Bachchan is fulfilled or not. Now will his screen idol (Mr.Amitabh Bachchan) help him get out of a living nightmare? But how ?
‘Mr Bhatti on Chutti’ talks about the common man Mr. B…

Festival of Magic, Bangalore

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MAGIC ACADEMY, BANGALORE …..Established as a Trust in the year 1996, the first of its kind in India, is an organization working for the advancement of the wonderful and fascinating world of the art of Magic in India. Presently, the Academy is planning to organize the grandest spectacle of the Art of Magic-THE GREAT INDIAN FESTIVAL OF MAGIC on 11th, 12th & 13th May, 2012, at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore. The never-before three day festival will present Magic in all its grandeur, mystery and amazement. Hundreds of Magicians from India and abroad, are expected to participate in this festival, which will showcase world-class award winning talents of our country along with top class magicians from abroad. Public in thousands are expected to visit the Festival.
website: www.magicacademybangalore.com which will give an overview of all the activities of the Academy.
Event Link: http://www.buzzintown.com/bangalore/event--the-great-indian-festival-magic-2012/id--591682.html

Dr. Vijay Mallya presents, an Alipur Films production of ‘The Forest’ by Oscar nominated director Ashvin Kumar.

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Ashvin's film "The Forest" is being released by PVR in theaters across India on Friday - 11 th May, 2012. His documentary Inshallah Football recently won the National Award for best film on social issues. This same film was banned last year by the Indian Censor board.
His first fiction feature film, The Forest (www.theforestmovie.com), is a thriller with an ecological message, a chilling tale of a man-eating leopard set in the jungles of North India. The Forest is the third release under PVR Cinema’s ‘Director’s Rare’ series and will hit Indian screens on 11th of May 2012. The film premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose in February 2009, and had its market premiere at Cannes Market ‘09.
The youngest Indian writer/director with an Academy Award Oscar® nomination, Ashvin is also the first Indian to be nominated at the European Film Academy with his film ‘Little Terrorist’ which has been part of official selections to over 130 film festivals, winning award…

Dr Seuss" The Lorax- coming soon (May 4, 2012)

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DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX

Genre: 3D-CGI Feature
Cast: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White
Directed by: Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Kyle Baldar
Written by: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healey
Executive Producer: Audrey Geisel

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the ideal…

Citylight theatre, once a landmark at Mahin returns with a new face and loads of style

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‘CITYLIGHT’ SHINES IN A NEW LIGHT Mumbai, April 21, 2012: An old cine landmark turns a new leaf in its seventieth year, even as the Indian film industry completes a hundred years this may. Citylight cinema, which was a prominent landmark of the centrally located Mahim area, is soon to resume service with state of the art infrastructure under a new management. The new avatar of Citylight will retain its old-time single screen ambience, but will come with an enhanced Dolby surround sound system, UFO satellite transmission, plush seating and air-conditioning, to strike a balance between the amenities of modern multiplexes, and an ambience of a diminishing culture of single screen theatres. Due attention has been paid to the spatial constraints in the ever-crowded areas of Dadar-Mahim. The new layout of the theatre has a huge, spacious and self-sufficient parking lot, with easy access and exits for the patrons. Equipped with ultramodern security arrangements, the theatre now comes p…

Ekta Kapoor to set a new benchmark with dream media school

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Ekta Kapoor to set a new benchmark with dream media school
ICE-Institute Of Creative Excellence

Mumbai, April 2012: After revolutionizing the Indian Entertainment industry, Ekta Kapoor is ready to set a new benchmark in the field of education and give power to the dreams of young aspirants and impart her accumulated wisdom to future generations of the industry. ICE-Institute Of Creative Excellence, a new world class media school, aims at providing world class quality education for the entire gamut of Media & Entertainment industry related courses, covering all major specializations like Acting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Production, Scriptwriting, Sound , Modeling and VFX. One of the most vibrant and innovative business women of India, Ekta Kapoor will soon be seen on screen promoting ICE -Institute Of Creative Excellence. The idea is to show the culmination of a dream that Ekta always held close to her heart. She knew that many kids have dreams very similar to t…

Stimulating exploration on Future-Proofing HR Technologies at 4th HR4ICT

Stimulating exploration on Future-Proofing HR Technologies at 4th HR4ICT London, 16 April 2012 – Technology, talent and teamwork emerged as the buzzwords of a future-proof HR strategy at the CTO’s 4th Annual HR4ICT, held at the BIS Conference Centre in London from 16 to 18 April 2012. Social media is transforming the very nature of recruitment and training, said author Jacqueline Davies in a scene-setting keynote on the first morning. “You don’t need a Learning Management System if you have YouTube.” She drew on examples of companies around the world to illustrate that first and foremost, “social media is not about technology, it is about relationships—quick, convenient and customised.” Zain Khan , CMC Founder, Alliances Consulting Group, Canada, spoke about the need to integrate HR strategies as a core part of broader organisational strategy. He shared his views on how best to build a customer-centric culture, engaging positively with cultural change management. The afterno…

Commonwealth examines the implications of the UK’s Cyber Strategy

Commonwealth examines the implications of the UK’s Cyber Strategy London, 16 April 2012 - London based High Commissions met today at the Royal United Services Institute to examine the implications of the UK’s Cyber Strategy launched in November 2011 at a seminar jointly organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation and the Royal United Services Institute. The UK’s Cyber Strategy seeks to ensure security on electronic channels by building norms and behaviours that will be adhered to voluntarily. It therefore requires a broad engagement of stakeholders. The shared heritage and traditional ties of the Commonwealth that generate a high degree of electronic interactions amongst its members makes the Commonwealth an ideal platform to explore, agree and promote suitable “norms and behaviours”. The consultation held today informed High Commissions of the key elements of such a strategy and provided an opportunity for these key stakeholders to air their views. The event …

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Grows in India

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Grows in India India ranks Number 1 for GOTS certifications The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) turned five years old in 2011, adding 80 new companies and another country (Kyrgyzstan) to the list of those with GOTS-certified facilities, expanding particularly in developed countries, accrediting a 14th certification organization, and receiving formal recognition by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By year’s end, 2,714 facilities in 57 countries around the world were certified to the organic apparel and textile standard including 450 dyeing facilities, more than 220 spinning, knitting, and weaving units, and approximately 160 printing and manufacturing facilities. Figures of the Top 20 Countries and further details please find in the PDF attached.

Masala, Marathi film premier pictures

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Revathi and Prithviraj, stars from the south and Ravi Kissen, actor from Hindi and Bhojpuri films graced the occasion along side leading lights of the Marathi film Industry

Brand new James Bond film -Skyfall, shooting in istanbul

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SKYFALL Release date: 2 November 2012 Genre: Spy thriller Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in SKYFALL, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in SKYFALL. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, with Albert Finney and Judi Dench as ‘M.’ Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Rob…

Lens Flare - A Film Making and Art Festival celebrating Nature

Lens Flare - A Film Making & Art Festival celebrating Nature Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:34 am (PDT) http://www.lensflare.in/ The Lens Flare Project The Lens Flare Project is an Organization of Young and Vibrant Mass Media Practitioners and Creative Artists, who believe in the incredible power of films and art to transform lives and bring joy to people. We are a bunch of crazy guys, who want to channelize our art, knowledge and expertise to celebrate all the good and wonderful things around us, find out solutions and make lives simpler , things easier and fill the world with gratitude and happiness. Along the way, we want to discover and hangout with artists and mass-medians who think like us. Now this sounds too sage-like for people of our age who roam around in shorts (even at corporate meetings) but as Apple said in 1997 - Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do . Our Vision Now, this is getting too 'elderly' for us…

CRC 2012 Hits its Strides on The Road to Rural Broadband

CRC 2012 Hits its Strides on The Road to Rural Broadband

Freetown, Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012 -- In the backdrop of an economy in tumultous transition, Connecting Rural Communities, now in its 7th year, is hitting its strides on "The Road to Rural Broadband: Making the Economics Work." The annual event, organised by Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, is being held under the patronage of the Ministry of Information and Communication of Sierra Leone and hosted by National Telecommunications Commission (Natcom) from June 20 to 22, 2012 at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown. The president of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Rt. Honourable Ernest Bai KOROMA, will address the conference as a special guest of honour, while the country's Minister of Information and Communication, Hon. Alhaji ben KARGBO will headline a session on comprehensive policy frameworks and converged communication strategies with ministers and policy-makers from across Commonwealth Afr…

1st ever Children Expo in India - ‘World Children Expo 2012’

1st ever Children Expo in India - ‘World Children Expo 2012’
Highlights -

· An action packed Kids’ Carnival – From eatables to gift items, shoes to apparel, stationery to games; meet & greet cartoon characters and so on, will have it all!

· One stop destination for Parents who are looking at finding the latest for their kids · A platform for Children consumer brands - Businesses related to children in the age group of 0-14 being given a unique opportunity

· Will feature Prominent brands from entertainment, education, technology, clothing & apparel, food & beverages, healthcare, toys & FMCGs industry

India, April 23’ 2012 – India will have its First out-and-out Children Expo - ‘World Children Expo' 2012’, from May 25-27’ 2012 at Gurgaon. Conceptualized by Creative Children Media Pvt. Ltd., WCE 2012 is a platform showcasing children centric consumer brands from across businesses related to children in the age group of 0-…

Gitanjali Creations and Saga Music unveil the soul-stirring music of award-winning inspirational film YEH KHULA AASMAAN

Gitanjali Creations and Saga Music unveil the soul-stirring music of award-winning inspirational film YEH KHULA AASMAAN

~ Iconic music-composer duo Anand-Milind mark their Bollywood comeback with YEH KHULA AASMAAN ~
~ Kunal Ganjawala enthrals audiences with a heart-warming performance at the music launch of YEH KHULA AASMAAN ~
Mumbai, 25th April, 2012: Gitanjali Creations, in association with Saga Music, unveiled the music album of the internationally acclaimed film YEH KHULA AASMAAN, scheduled to release on 25th May 2012. The music was launched amidst a lot of fanfare including the star cast – Raghubir Yadav, Yashpal Sharma and debutantes Raj Tandon, Anya Anand. Directed by Gitanjali Sinha, the music of YEH KHULA AASMAAN has been composed by Anand – Milind, while the lyrics have been penned by Ravi Chopra. The audience was enthralled Kunal Ganjawala’s live performance, woven in to live music rendered by Anand-Milind, with stage performances by movie’s lead stars, Raj …

Final Speakers for 6th annual L A games conference, April 24th, 2012

Announcing Final Speakers for 6th Annual LA Games Conference, April 24th, 2012 Theme: Social Game Entrepreneurship Featured Speakers Include SGN CEO and MySpace Founder Chris DeWolfe, Trion Worlds CEO Lars Buttler, Double Down Interactive President Glenn Walcott
Los Angeles, CA (April 13, 2012) – Digital Media Wire today announced that LA Games Conference (http://www.lagamesconference.com/) to be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on April 24, 2012, will feature many of the most successful social game entrepreneurs shaping the gaming industry today, as it intersects with other forms of media and entertainment:
Glenn Walcott, President, Double Down Interactive Glenn joined Double Down Interactive in November 2010 as President. He was previously the CFO of Big Fish Games and helped lead the growth of that company from $8 million in revenue to more than $100 million and from 40 to 400 employees. He was also instrumental in helping Big Fish Games raise $83 million in one of the larg…

2012 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

2012 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS "CORRODE (KSHAY) " RECEIVES THE GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FEATURE "MARATHON BOY" RECEIVES THE GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY "NOISE (SHOR)" IS NAMED BEST SHORT FILM AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS GO TO "GATTU" FOR BEST FEATURE "DECODING DEEPAK" FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AND "AUDACITY ( AASHPRODHA)" FOR BEST SHORT
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 15, 2012) - Celebration! That was the mantra throughout the six days of the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). The festival concluded Sunday evening (April 15) with a red carpet and gala 10th anniversary fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Prashant Bhargava's PATANG and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards, followed by an after party. This year the festival hosted 45 filmmakers and screened 33 features, documentaries, and short films at ArcLight Hollywood, home…

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™ (3D)

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™ (3D)

Release date: 3rd July 2012 worldwide
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan with Martin Sheen and Sally Field
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an o…

International Film Festival on Tribal Art and Culture in Bhopal from 9-11 June 2012.

kriti team!
we have been invited to be part of this International Film Festival on Tribal Art and Culture in Bhopal from 9-11 June 2012. so if you have a film that fits the profile or you would like it to, in both cases register for IFFTAC 2012. If possible, let the organisers know that you received this information from the Kriti Film Club. Alternatively, you can send us your films as a Kriti Film Club friend or FOF, as we have been requested by the organisers to directly send them films from our friends and friends of friends. we are also curating a section of films that may not exactly be about tribal art and culture but about other issues affecting tribals, so get your act together asap. please feel free to suggest any films that you know of as well in India or abroad.
our address is S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019 phone number: 011-26027845/ 26033088

Please mark the envelope IFFTAC 2012
Aanchal Kapur Founder Leader Kriti: a development research, praxi…

10th Annual INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES,red carpet arrivals

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES http:// www.indianfilmfestival.org The 10th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Closing Night Gala red carpet arrivals
Sunday, April 15, Closing Night Gala
WHO: ADHIR KALYAN ("Rules of Engagement"), AJAY MEHTA (G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, "Royal Pains"), DEEP ROY (ZAMBEZIA, STAR TREK), HANNAH SIMONE (“New Girl”), Iqbal Theba (“Glee”), KUNAL NAYYAR ("The Big Bang Theory), GINGGER SHANKAR (Composer), MANISH DAYAL ("90210"), MELANIE KANNOKADA (LOVE, LIES, AND SEETA), OMI VAIDYA (PLAYERS, 3 IDIOTS), PARVESH CHEENA (“Outsourced”, “The 5”), PRASHANT BHARGAVA (dir/PATANG), RAVI PATEL (GET A JOB), ROOPA JEEVAJI (TACO SHOP), RUPAK GINN (“Royal Pains”), SEEMA BISWAS (PATANG), SHAWN PARIKH ("Cougar Town"), SUNIL MALHOTRA (HAPPY FEET TWO, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", “The 5”), SUNKRISH BALA ("I Just Want My Pants Back"), THUSHARI JAYASEKERA ("Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23"…

The Rat Race, documentary film

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Cinema India Expo 2012: Transforming India to all digital

Cinema India Expo 2012: Transforming India to all digital
Seize the Big Opportunity – 10,500 digital screens, 3D and next gen projection initiative.
Cinema India has announced the 12th Cinema India convention and trade show on July 23 and 24 July, 2012, at a 5 star venue of Renaissance hotel convention centre in Mumbai.
Cinema India is presented by Scrabble Entertainment and organised by Diversified Communications India. Cinema India Expo has gained the position of India’s leading trade show and conference for the digital cinema industry in India and worldwide. It is a gathering of the global digital cinema community for face-to-face product exploration, networking, and business development focused on digital cinema in India.
Ranjit Thakur, CEO, Scrabble Entertainment believes “Cinema India 2011 has established a world class platform as a standalone industry convention at the Renaissance, that delivered a purposeful conference programme and a high profile gathering of industry pl…

Quentin Tarantino directed DJANGO UNCHAINED releases in India early 2013.

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Check out the new poster (attached) and see below for more info on the movie:
DJANGO UNCHAINED
Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio Synopsis: ,br/> Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broom…

CHIEF GUEST A R RAHMAN UNVEILS ASLI MUSIC, AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC LABEL TO INCUBATE ORIGINAL MUSICAL TALENT

CHIEF GUEST A R RAHMAN UNVEILS ASLI MUSIC, AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC LABEL TO INCUBATE ORIGINAL MUSICAL TALENT
Promoted by National Award-winning audiographer KJ Singh, Asli Music officially releases its first album ‘ik on’kãr’, featuring the complete ‘Japji Sahib’ in the soulful voice of famous Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur
Cover features Nanak, a painting by globally celebrated contemporary Indian artist, Arpana Caur
New Delhi, April 13, 2012: On the auspicious occasion of ‘Baisakhi’, Kanwarjit Singh Sawhney (KJ Singh), National Award-winning sound engineer, music composer and producer in the music and film industries of India and Hollywood, today announced the launch of his independent music label, ‘Asli Music’. The label was launched with the release of a spiritual album, ‘ik on’kãr’, featuring the complete Japji Sahib – the first sacred composition found in the main Sikh holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib – in the voice of upcoming Sufi singing sensation Harshdeep Kaur, who ve…