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India Ministers Reveal Ambitious Plans For Single Window Clearance

India Ministers Reveal Ambitious Plans For Single Window Clearance
Goa — India has set an ambitious timeline for implementing the ‘single window clearance’ system of streamlined permits for international and domestic productions wishing to shoot in the country.

The Film Facilitation Office (Ffo) that was launched last week at the National Film Development Corporation’s Film Bazaar in Goa will be fully operational in four months, Information & Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora told Variety.

The Bazaar is currently hosting a symposium with Indian key permission givers including the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the Archaeological Survey of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Railways. Also participating were filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ramesh Sippy, Anubhav Sinha, Shekhar Kapur and Shyam Benegal, and Pravesh Sahni from line production company India Take One, whose credits include “Life of Pi” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”.

Arora said that the next step would be to get all the
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India becomes pitch for Australian comedy film

Though the Indian cricket team fared poorly against Australia in Perth Friday, Indian cities Varanasi, Kolkata and Mumbai are serving as a pitch for an Australian comedy movie .Save Your Legs!..The movie is being described as a wild ride from the suburbs of Australia to India. It narrates the story of Edward .Teddy. Brown, who is in a desperate bid to wind back the clock and cling to his childhood dreams. Teddy leads his two best mates and their D-Grade cricket club on a tour of India, winning friends but losing matches all the way..Cricket is very much part of the relationship which binds Australia and India together in so many ways,. acting Australian high commissioner Lachlan Strahan, said in a press statement..It.s wonderful to see the best of Australia.s film industry taking the sporting and cultural relationship in a new direction, telling a very
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Bond 23 Will Shoot in South Africa Instead of India

We previously heard about the local Indian government and railway ministries being reluctant to allow Eon Productions to shoot Bond 23 in their country this winter and the back-up plan was always to move production to South Africa if an agreement couldn’t be reached. Now it’s confirmed the Plan B is moving ahead with India Take One Productions confirming to The Times of India (via MI6-hq) newspaper over the weekend that an official Eon note dated Thursday 22nd December had ruled out plans to film in India.

Pravesh Sahni says; “Bond will not be coming to India,”

However India Railways, widely believed to be the last hold-up on Bond 23 access in India, told the same newspaper via their executive director Chandralekha Mukherjee;

“We’d given them all the permissions. They wanted to shoot in the Sabarmati yard and had asked to shoot on two gauges – broad
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Bond Film May Move From India To South Africa

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Bond Film May Move From India To South Africa
Producers of the new James Bond movie have threatened to shift filming from India to South Africa if permission to shoot a show-stopping train stunt is refused.

Bosses at Take One Productions, who are responsible for the location shoot, want to block off a section of railroad in Ahmadabad and Goa for an ambitious sequence featuring Daniel Craig and his stunt double.

However, according to The Times of India, they are becoming frustrated at officials' slowness in granting permission and are threatening to move the shoot to South Africa instead.

Take One's Pravesh Sahni says, "South African authorities are waiting to provide everything that is required to support this movie. If we can't get this co-operation from India, the film will no longer be shot here."

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Solid First Half For UK’s Pinewood Shepperton Studios Revenues are up 68% over the first half of the 2011 according to interim results released today, from $27M to $42M over the same period a year ago. The largest film production based at Pinewood Studios during the period was Dark Shadows (Warner Bros), and the largest production based at Shepperton Studios was Wrath of the Titans (WB). Other films that used Pinewood Shepperton facilities included The Iron Lady (DJ Films/Pathé), Gravity (WB), Woman in Black (Hammer Films), 47 Ronin (Universal) and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (Fox). Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman has just begun shooting at Pinewood. The surge in film business offset a drop in TV revenues from $8.3M last year to $7.6M, which the studio attributed to using more space on movie productions. Off-Track Bond 23 May Exit India For South Africa Unhappy that permission to shut down
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Huge Train Sequences For 'Bond 23' May Make The Move From India To South Africa

Production of the next entry in the James Bond series of film, the still untitled 'Bond 23' has hit a bit of a snag. The plan was to have action sequences shot on and around a train going on route between Ahmedabad and Goa, India; however the blocking of the tracks hasn't been negotiated yet, which is prompting the production to contemplate moving the sequences to South Africa, who are prepared to accommodate. Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions, which is overlooking the film's presence in the country recently spoke to The Times of India on the matter. He explained:  "This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We'll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we've postponed it to January-February.
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007 Producers Planning Film Stunt In India - Report

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007 Producers Planning Film Stunt In India - Report
James Bond is heading to India for a show-stopping train stunt, according to reports from Asia.

The Times of India reports, producers of the untitled 23rd Bond film are seeking permission to block off a section of railroad in Ahmadabad and Goa for an ambitious film sequence featuring Daniel Craig and his stunt double.

Pravesh Sahni, a representative for India Take One Productions, the unit that will be responsible for the location shoot, tells the Times, "This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country."

And he reveals, "Trains are the backbone of the film."

Bond 23 Plans Huge Action Sequence Involving Trains

Bond 23 Plans Huge Action Sequence Involving Trains
It has been revealed that Sam Mendes is planning a massive action sequence for Bond 23 that will see Daniel Craig doing his own stunts on a freight train.

The director was ready to shoot this set piece in India early next year, but the local railways have not yet given him permission to block the tracks for what could be a week's time.

Sam Mendes was going to shoot in Ahmedabad and Goa, but now there is talk of moving the production to South Africa. Pravesh Sahni will oversee the India side of shooting for Take One Productions. This is what he had to say about the train set piece planned for Bond 23.

"This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We'll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The
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An India-Set Train Sequence In Bond 23?

Details on one of the major action sequences on the upcoming 23rd James Bond film may have slipped out via a statement from a production company head reports The Times of India (via MI6 HQ)

Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions says "Trains are the backbone of the film. We'll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we've postponed it to January-February. For the past three months, we've been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train."

Location shooting on the film is to take place in Ahmedabad and Goa in India and around various places in South Africa. It looks like if said sequence can't be shot in the former country, the production will be altered to do it in the latter. So far
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Trains will Play a Major Role in Bond 23

According to a recent description of a possible action scene in director Sam Medes' James Bond 23 the story is going to revolve around trains. The news was revealed in a report from The Times of India. The report says that the train scenes are supposed to be filmed in India, but might just end up moving to South Africa because the production not hearing back from India to see if it's Ok to film the scene. Here's an excerpt from the article, which gives a description of what is being done. Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions had this to say,

This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We'll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we've postponed it to January-February.
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Bond 23 Spoilers! Major Action Sequence in India Revealed

The Times of India have revealed a possible spoiler for a major train stunt action sequence planned for James Bond 23 that will be happening in January-February, either in India or South Africa, depending on Government permission.

Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions gave away the scoop, quoted saying;

”This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We’ll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we’ve postponed it to January-February. For the past three months, we’ve been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train. While the Indian Railways has given us permission to shoot, I need to meet someone and explain how important it is for us to block
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Possible James Bond 23 Action Scene Revealed

The Times of India reports (via MI6-hq ) on a possible major action scene for James Bond 23 that is supposed to be filmed in India but may be moved to South Africa due to the production not hearing back from the former. Here is an excerpt from the article, which does say what the scene involves. Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions said, "This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country. Trains are the backbone of the film. We'll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we've postponed it to January-February. For the past three months, we've been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train. While the Indian...
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‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ India take One Production proud to be Indian

Music maestro A R Rahman, who became the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe Award, dedicated it to the “billion people of India,” as British Director Danny Boyle’s Mumbai-based saga ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, bagged four prizes at the ceremony on Monday.

One name which holds thanks is “India take One Production” for making of the film.

As per Pravesh Sahni’s India take One Production has managed production for Slumdog Millionaire. Till date we have managed production for commercials, Features, Video, TV Show some of their work includes.
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