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4 days ago
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Joseph Bologna dead

Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor, writer, and director Joseph Bologna, who was also nominated at the Academy Awards for the screenplay adaptation of Lovers and Others Strangers, is dead. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, California. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee T...

17 days ago
A maverick and intense man and actor: Peter O'Toole's life and films (August 2 is Peter O'Toole's 85th birth anniversa

His impressive height, his smooth, deep voice and bright but haunting blue eyes made him well-suited to play larger than life but unconventional characters. And Peter O'Toole did go on to deliver over the top portrayals, ranging from impulsive English monarchs to reckless film directors, though always remaining known for his first starring role -- as a maverick British Army officer leading an Ara...

1 month ago
Oscar winning actor Martin Landau dead

Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, mostly known for films like North by Northwest, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, passed away here. He was 89. He died on July 15, said his publicist. He had been hospitalised at University oif California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he experienced complications, reports variety.com. The veteran of the Actors Studio, f...

2 months ago
In Pixar's animated world, multicultural casting is the way to go

San Francisco, June 11 (IANS) From Finding Dory, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur to the Cars franchise -- Kevin Reher is responsible for getting the right voices for the animated characters coming out of Pixar Animation Studios. The casting director says getting Indian talent on board is always their priority to be in sync with the multicultural casting principle of the Hollywood studio. I...

2 months ago
Hollywood making diversity, inclusion a priority: Paula Patton

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Paula Patton feels Hollywood is ready to write a new chapter on diversity. The American actress, who has worked with actor Anil Kapoor in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, says many artists in the entertainment business in the West are now making inclusion a priority. The colour debate has been underway for long in India and abroad, but it attracted attention...

2 months ago
Hollywood making diversity, inclusion a priority: Paula Patton

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Paula Patton feels Hollywood is ready to write a new chapter on diversity. The American actress, who has worked with actor Anil Kapoor in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, says many artists in the entertainment business in the West are now making inclusion a priority. The colour debate has been underway for long in India and abroad, but it attracted attention...

2 months ago
'The Square' bags Palme D'Or, Sofia Coppola Best Director at Cannes

Cannes, May 29 (IANS) Director Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour as his The Square, an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year's Palme d'Or here. When Ostlund did not get an Oscar nomination in 2015, he good-naturedly released a video that included what he called a worst man cry. On Sunday nigh...

3 months ago
Sexism cost Barbra Streisand multiple Oscar nominations

New York, April 30 (IANS) Singer-actress-filmmaker Barbra Streisand believes sexism cost her Oscar nominations for 1983 film Yentl and 1991 romantic drama The Prince of Tides. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, Streisand said that it was not just men who opposed women being a director, reports variety.com. There were a lot of older people. They don't want to see a...

3 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

3 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

3 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

3 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

3 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

4 months ago
Bill Condon in talks to helm 'Bride of Frankenstein' remake

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Director Bill Condon is in talks to helm Bride of Frankenstein, a remake to the eponymous 1935 movie. The Beauty and the Beast (2017) director might helm one of the movies set in Universal Monster Universe. The remake will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan with David Koepp writing the script, reports deadline.com. In 1998, Condon ...

4 months ago
TV screening of 'The Danish Girl' cancelled in India

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) A scheduled telecast of Hollywood film The Danish Girl -- which tells the story of Lili Elbe, one of the first people who came out and went for gender reassignment surgery -- has been cancelled, channel Sony Le PLEX HD has announced. According to a source in the know of developments, the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to the film due to its se...

4 months ago
'CBFC does not represent progressive Indian audience'

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava says the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), which refused to certify her film due to its lady oriented content, does not represent a major part of the progressive Indian audience. I think CBFC is living in a dark age and they don't represent our progressive Indian audience. I believe they have a very...

4 months ago
'Peter Gunn' Star Lola Albright dies at 92

Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) Actress Lola Albright, best known for her starring role in the late 1950s TV series Peter Gunn, passed away at her home here. She was 92. A native of Akron, Ohio, Albright died on Thursday, reports variety.com. She went very peacefully. She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much, her friend Eric Anderson said. Albright's fir...

4 months ago
Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever: Morgan Freeman

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country settling. The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him. I was fascinated by India. So going there was a very settling experience. I went there for a spiritual trip more than a sight-seeing tr...

5 months ago
I aspire to be an artiste like Zohra Sehgal: Tannishtha Chatterjee

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, known for her performances in films like Rough Book, Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched, says she wants to be like the late veteran actress Zohra Sehgal. I remember the day when I met Zohra Sehgal for the first time. She was 90 and I was 19. Even at her age, I was astonished by seeing her diligent, discipline and commitment to her work...

5 months ago
19 award winning films to be screened at Meghalaya fest

Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) Nineteen award winning films of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) will be screened here in Meghalaya, said an official on Tuesday. The objective is to encourage local filmmakers and producers from the region to take their projects on the national and international stage. The film festival, which would be held from March 1-3 at the premier North...

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