When "Om Shanti Om" star Shah Rukh Khan vowed that his pic would open bigger than rival "Saawariya" during the Hindu holiday of Diwali, many Bollywood fans thought he was just talking smack.
At the BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards on Nov. 1, everyone was relaxed in the knowledge, as emcee Michael Sheen put it, "that no one will go home a loser who didn't come here a loser."
Warner Bros. has picked up North American DVD and PPV/VOD rights to "Americanizing Shelley" from American Pride Films, Uniglobe Ent. and Polychrome.
Even as the WGA was planning its strike strategy, BAFTA/LA drew a stellar turnout for the Britannia Awards Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Navigating the American Film Market can be difficult for new companies, especially ones from places like India.
It was the slap heard around the industry. Tamil director Samy struck actress Padmapriya during the shoot of "Mirugam" (Animal) last week because, he says, she just couldn't get a scene right.
A Mumbai court dismissed a lawsuit challenging India's entry to the foreign-language Oscar on Thursday.
New selections from Taiwan and Israel were among the record 63 entries for the foreign-language Oscar that include pics from first-timers Azerbaijan and Ireland.
Bollywood distrib Eros Intl. has pacted with Joost to stream for free more than 200 pics and 600 musicvids from its library on the Internet TV service.
At the after-party for the L.A. Philharmonic's gala kicking off its new season on Thursday, the talk was about the impromptu sing-along.
Americans are passionate about their reality TV competitions, but they don't have a thing on auds in India.