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What do you get if you cross Bollywood with Hollywood?

What do you get if you cross Bollywood with Hollywood? | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Making a movie that might work both in India and in the West would obviously need the action and love story genres
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Bombay Talkies: Cannes Review

Bombay Talkies: Cannes Review | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Four of India's top directors celebrate the 100th anniversary of their film industry in specially made short films.
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Bachchan cameo in ‘Great Gatsby’ gets lead role in India promotions

Bachchan cameo in ‘Great Gatsby’ gets lead role in India promotions | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Warner Bros tapping Indian star to help local audiences relate to film based on an American literary classic
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Another good example of Hollywood productions incorporating actors from different countries to strengthen distribution. I'm curious how the Indian audience will react when they realize it is a cameo.

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"Bombay Talkies is what cinema means to an Indian fan" : Bollywood 2013, News - India Today

"Bombay Talkies is what cinema means to an Indian fan" : Bollywood 2013, News - India Today | Film + Television | Scoop.it
The founder of production company Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Ashi got filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar on board to direct a short film each, which is collectively presented in Bombay Talkies.
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Indian TV Channels Drop Advertising After New Tax Rules Enforced

Indian TV Channels Drop Advertising After New Tax Rules Enforced | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Dispute comes after TV stations get notices from I-T department for non-payment of TDS on agency commission
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This is a big financial hit to the TV stations, but is worth making a stand for. Transparent billing benefits the advertising.

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A Conversation With: Director Feroz Abbas Khan

A Conversation With: Director Feroz Abbas Khan | Film + Television | Scoop.it
The director of “Gandhi, My Father” on his new film, “Dekh Tamasha Dekh,” a satire about an unidentified dead man.
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Always interesting to hear from Indian filmmakers who come from outside of the mainstream - they have such different perspectives that we don't often get the chance to appreciate. 

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A World Of Illusions: Inside The Bollywood Fame Factory

A World Of Illusions: Inside The Bollywood Fame Factory | Film + Television | Scoop.it
A World Of Illusions: Inside The Bollywood Fame Factory @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources
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Nice look at the world of strugging actors in Bolywood.

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar: The 'Inside Pressure' Changing India's Film Industry - India Knowledge@Wharton

Lyricist Javed Akhtar: The 'Inside Pressure' Changing India's Film Industry - India Knowledge@Wharton | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Knowledge@Wharton is an online resource that offers the latest business insights, information, and research from a variety of sources.
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Interview with Javed Akhtar

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Fighting for independent cinema

Fighting for independent cinema | Film + Television | Scoop.it
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Although known for fairly commercial cinema, Satish Kaushik is pushing for space in cinemas for smaller, independent films.

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What makes Guneet Monga the most successful indie producer at 29? - DearCinema.com

What makes Guneet Monga the most successful indie producer at 29? - DearCinema.com | Film + Television | Scoop.it
A journey into the world of the most sought after Independent producer of Mumbai, Guneet Monga
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Bollywood in frame over women as sex objects.

Bollywood in frame over women as sex objects. | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Sexual violence in India has made headlines across the world over the recent months. Activists have pinned the blame on Bollywood's culture of objectifying women, but how much truth is there to the accusation?
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This is a really important discussion right now - every week there are more and more rapes reported, however cinema continues to push out the same gender stereotypes. Something has to give....

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The Evolving Role of Writers in Tamil Cinema

The Evolving Role of Writers in Tamil Cinema | Film + Television | Scoop.it
Writers had a limited role in telling a film’s story. But that is slowly changing
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It is great to see increasing important being given to writers in the Indian film industries!

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