Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
Veteran Bollywood multihyphenate B.R. Chopra, who made socially relevant pics as well as serialized Hindu epic "Mahabharat" for TV, died Nov. 5 in Mumbai. He was 94.
Fox TV Distribution has upped two Euro execs as part of its continued expansion in format and co-distribution for scripted and unscripted programming.
In the golden age of Hindi cinema, Indian thesps such as Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Dev and Goldie Anand both directed and acted.
Bollywood crews went on strike in early October, seeking better pay and working conditions. By the end of the month, producers had retaliated with a strike call of their own.
Indian director C.V. Sridhar, 75, helmer of such romantic comedies as "Kadhalikka neramillai," "Kalyana parisu" and "Nenjil oru alayam," died Oct. 20 in Chennai of a heart attack.
Elle's salute to women in Hollywood showered the love on femmes Monday at the Four Seasons.
A three-day-old strike in Bollywood, home to Mumbai showbiz, ended with the two sides settling Friday.
As Bollywood's strike entered its second day the Federation of Western Cine Employees and the Film and Television Producers Guild met without reaching an accord Thursday.
Production in Bollywood ground to a halt Wednesday as below-the-line workers went on strike.
Marathi producer Ravi Rai has decided to independently submit his pic "Tingya" to the Acad for the Oscars' foreign-language category.