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Sydney-based Anupam Sharma has been appointed head of film for the Australia India Film Fund (Aiff) and expects to be able to name the first film to be financed by the new fund by the end of February.
It executive Devendra Gupta and accountant Yateendra Gupta, the key pair behind Aiff, have guaranteed $4.5-$5.5m (A$5-6m) in private finance from Australian/Indian business people in the first 18 months, Sharma told ScreenDaily.
“I needed to get that commitment, to know it was a real initiative, so that if nothing else happens we will have one feature film and one television series or documentary,” he said.
The Aiff is promoting itself as the “first ever private initiative in Australia to fund India-centric Australian feature films, television and documentaries” but it is also the first to fund projects with a foot in any of the many diasporas in Australia.
Sharma is currently considering seven scripts and uses Bend It Like Beckham »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
The first Australian Indian Film Fund aims to bankroll one Australian feature and one TV series or documentary every 18 months, each with India-centric themes. The fund was launched on Thursday by a group of Australian businessmen of Indian origin led by Sydney-based It entrepreneur Devendra Gupta and Cpa Yateendra Gupta (no relation). Iaff has signed Fox Studios-based Films & Casting Temple to produce the Australian screen content, appointing Anupam Sharma as its Head of Films. Sharma founded Temple, a production, consultancy, and casting firm 13 years ago. His company has produced the short films Indian Aussies: Terms & Conditions Apply and SMS (Small Man Syndrome) and served as the line producer on multiple film, TV and video projects including From Sydney with Love, Orange, We Are Family, Crooks: It.s Good to be Bad and Just Dance 2. The fund will trigger several million dollars. worth of production and will utilize the 40% producer offset. »
- Don Groves
If your Thanksgiving was anything like mine, you spent a portion of your meal talking about movies. It’s Oscar season, after all, and every favorite aunt, distant cousin, and annoying neighbor has an opinion — a strong opinion — on the year’s best movies. It’s a conversation that will only grow louder in the coming weeks, as the race’s final contenders open in theaters, year-end Top-10 lists take shape, and studios begin to jockey in earnest for nominations. At stake is nothing less than cinematic immortality: To win an Oscar for Best Picture or Best Actress or another »
- Jeff Labrecque
After a quiet period at the box office, Britain's favourite movie remains unchanged for the first time since July
• Read the archive of Charles Gant's UK box office reports
After a pretty dismal frame at the UK box office, Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, retained the top spot, with a 17% decline from the previous weekend. It marks the end of a long run where fresh titles conquered the chart summit each week – The Wolverine, The Smurfs 2, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Kick-Ass 2, Elysium, One Direction: This Is Us, About Time, Insidious Chapter 2 and Rush. Prisoners is the first film to land consecutive number one chart placements since Monsters University back in July.
Following its very strong opening in Scotland the previous weekend, »
- Charles Gant
Odd List Simon Brew 20 Sep 2013 - 07:14
They don't make funny movies any more, right? Wrong. If you're looking for a laugh, then here are some you may have missed...
For this list, blame The Hangover Part III. It was whilst walking out of that film that I got into a chat with someone, who was bemoaning the lack of genuinely funny movie comedies. Certainly, big budget Hollywood comedies have no end of problems right now - with the occasional exception - but I couldn't help thinking of the many neglected gems that had gone through my DVD player over the past decade or so.
As such, I started to put this list together. It's inevitably subjective, as one person's comedy is another person's snore fest. But I've tried to dig out a mix of comedies from the past three decades that have either flown under the radar completely, or »
With its 6th September release date on our shores very much on the horizon, we’ve exclusively got the film’s new poster to share, which will hopefully be arriving on the Underground and in bus shelters soon.
Jadoo, in cinemas, 6th Sept, is a British-made film set in Leicester, and tells the story of two brothers, Raja (Harish Patel – Run Fatboy Run) and Jagi (Kulvinder Ghir – Bend it Like Beckham). Both wonderful chefs, who fall out so catastrophically that in the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half: one brother gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival restaurants, on opposite sides »
- Kenji Lloyd
Parminder Kaur Nagra is joining the show as a series regular, playing FBI agent Margot Malik. The ER, Bend It Like Beckham and Alcatraz actress will play an experienced agent who mentors rookie Liz (Megan Boone). She's described as a "brash, funny and overt" with a husband and two young kids. She "would rather be smart than pretty and her confidence is exactly why men love her and women adore her." »
Nagra ("ER," "Psych," "Alcatraz," "Bend It Like Beckham") will play Agent Margot Malik, described as a "smart and strong FBI agent" (as reported by Deadline) who arrives to mentor Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).
Hopefully for the inexperienced Keen, Agent Malik's friendship will help her to deal with Red Reddington (Spader) in catching terrorists. Malik is also a married agent, with two kids at home.
Although Nagra does not appear in the pilot episode, set to air on NBC Mondays at 10pm, there are plenty of FBI agents dealing with Reddington -- the Spader character is formerly the FBI's most wanted criminal. After Red turns himself in, he insists on working only with new agent Elizabeth Keen. He wants to use her and the Bureau to catch criminals, »
Parminder Kaur Nagra is joining the show as a series regular, playing FBI agent Margot Malik. The ER, Bend It Like Beckham and Alcatraz actress will play an experienced agent who mentors rookie Liz (Megan Boone). She’s described as a “brash, funny and overt” with a husband and two young kids. She “would rather be smart than pretty and her confidence is exactly why men love her and women adore her.”
The Blacklist debuts on NBC this fall on Sept. 23 following the fifth-season two-hour premiere of The Voice. »
- James Hibberd
Set and filmed entirely abroad, a new crime drama directed by Jane Campion is a sign of changing times in British broadcasting
But viewers can expect to see more of both as film-makers increasingly turn their attention to the small screen and domestic broadcasters expand their horizons worldwide.
But the programme remains quintessentially Campion, co-starring Holly Hunter, who last worked with the director on The Piano, 20 years ago. Campion says she was inspired to switch to TV after watching HBO's western drama Deadwood. »
- John Plunkett
There are some child actors who grow up and become regular people. There are some that grow up to be really messed up individuals. Some were child stars in their own right, and when they were adults they continued to function as big name A-listers.
But what about the ones who were just jobbing child actors? They weren’t necessarily huge stars as children, but some of them went from moderate success to major adult stardom.
Because they weren’t hyper famous as kids, it’s easy to forget that they didn’t get into the entertainment business as adults. But a surprising number of actors today actually started working before they were old enough to vote.
Here are some actors who are popular today, but you might not realize that they’ve been working in Hollywood since they had their baby teeth.
10. Keira Knightley
Although audiences weren’t familiar »
- Audrey Fox
That's right, kids! We're giving away several copies of the new spooker 6 Souls, and one lucky winner will be getting it with their very own Blu-ray player! How's that for scary and snazzy? Read on for details.
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Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announce the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia) and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads »
- Uncle Creepy
We're just a few days away from the release of 6 Souls on Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate the flick's long time coming arrival, we have three new clips for ya! Check 'em out!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announce the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013, for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
- Uncle Creepy
The Stalinist state is the unlikely source of an internationally successful rom-com
It is a "light, refreshing, fun rom-com" about "girl power", according to its British co-director, a tale of a working-class lass drawn to the stage amid the bright lights of the metropolis. Comrade Kim Goes Flying – in which a beautiful coalminer inveigles her way into becoming a circus trapeze artist – may have as familiar a story arc as Billy Elliot, but this 81-minute film was shot in North Korea, a land known for being a starving Stalinist state on the edge of the world, not for producing fluffy chick flicks.
Comrade Kim – which stars Han Jong-sim, a well-known trapeze artist who learned to act for the film – appears to have gone down a storm in North Korea itself. Han is now a celebrity who is stopped in the street for her autograph. Pyongyang's state circus is inundated with »
- Robin Tudge
Anyone who watched "The Office" for any of its nine seasons was well aware of the awkwardness, love triangles and office boredom the characters experienced on a daily basis. But who knew they were making so many movie references along the way?
In the mashup above, Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) confidently brings up "that dwarf in 'Lord Of The Rings,'" tells Kelly (Mindy Kaling) that she should be wearing cleats and holding a soccer ball as a nod to "Bend It Like Beckham,'" and says he's "like Mr. Miyagi and Yoda rolled into one."
"The Office" aired for nine seasons on NBC.
- Leigh Weingus
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Mooore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities, who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s personalities are murder victims, and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.
Wamg is giving away Two copies of 6 Souls on DVD!
6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator »
- Movie Geeks
The hit BBC show Doctor Who released some saddening yet inevitable news this weekend; Matt Smith, who plays the eleventh incarnation of the titular Doctor, will be leaving the show following this year’s Christmas special. Smith’s departure is not unprecedented; in fact, the very nature of the character at the centre of the show is that they regenerate into a new person every so often, a loophole that allows for a seamless departure of a performer without disrupting the show. Speculation on who shall play the Time Lord after Smith’s departure has always existed in some form, never lower than a murmur, and is bound to intensify now that there is a definitive end date to Smith’s tenure. To that end, here are ten performers we’d like to see take on the role of The Doctor after Smith’s departure.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in Star Wars: Episode VII? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is "in talks" to star in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, according to Latino Review. Best known for his role as King Henry VIII in the Showtime series The Tudors, which also features upcoming Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Rhys Meyers has already been featured in one Abrams movie: Mission: Impossible III (2003), in which he supported Tom Cruise. (Photo: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors.) At this stage, it’s unclear which role Jonathan Rhys Meyers would play in Star Wars: Episode VII, now a Walt Disney Studios production. The next installment in the highly popular franchise is reportedly to continue the Star Wars saga where Return of the Jedi left off. Having said that, in case Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels (perhaps a little rustier?) are indeed returning to the Star Wars fold, »
- Zac Gille
Soccer -- or football, depending on what part of the world you call home -- superstar and pop culture icon David Beckham will retire from the sport at the end of the current season. He has two games left for Paris-St. Germain, and is going out on the tails of a title-winning season.
"It's a good way to go out," Beckham tells the Associated Press. "It's every athlete's dream, every footballer's dream to go out on the top -- on top form or winning a trophy ... leaving as a champion."
The husband of Posh Spice, aka fashion designer Victoria Beckham, is as well known for his ever-changing hairstyles, his bold fashion choices, and his underwear modeling as he is his soccer skills.
The title inspiration for the 2002 comedy "Bend It Like Beckham" started his professional career with Manchester United in 1992. In 2003 he moved on to Real Madrid, then traveled »
David Beckham, the man who had a chick-flick named after him, has announced his retirement from football.
The former England captain said in a statement: "I'm fortunate to have realised [my] dreams."
This got us thinking, who could Bend It Like Beckham for real on the silver screen?
Which male actor could encompass his skilful footwork, celebrity credentials, designer body and most importantly that squeaky voice?
Take a look at our suggestions in the picture gallery and cast your vote. Have we missed the leading man? Let us know below.
See Also David Beckham Retires: England And Manchester United Legend Hangs Up His Boots What Next For Becks? David Beckham Retires From One Of Football's Most Incredible Sporting Careers (Pictures) David Beckham's Silliest Looks Beckham's Most Famous Red Cards David Beckham Tours Far East Weeks Before Hanging Up His Boots Beckham's Funniest Quotes Remember When Posh 'n' Becks Looked Like This? »
- The Huffington Post UK
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