Advertising agency Rashtriya plans to launch a satellite channel called Sandesh (The Message), with programming focusing on inter-religious understanding, tolerance, meditation, yoga, and the like.
Markets & Festivals
It was the "Year of the Devil" at the Czech Lion awards. Petr Zelenka's music mockumentary picked up six prizes at the Saturday ceremony, including best film, director and, unsurprisingly, music for…
The Indian government is considering banning at least four TV channels for showing obscene commercials. MAX channel from the Sony Entertainment Television stable, Hindi news channel Aaj Tak and B4U…
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo scooped the Grand Prize at the Oporto Intl. Film Festival (Fantasporto) for his film "Intacto," an exploration of gambling and luck.
A little-known travel agent turned overnight Bollywood producer has been arrested for allegedly using underworld money to fund movies.
Danish director Susanne Bier's "Open Hearts" received the best picture Bodil as well as both supporting thesp prizes at the Danish Film Critics' award ceremony Sunday at Copenhagen's Imperial Theater.
Canal Plus has inked an agreement with the Mouse House for the exclusive broadcast of five animated Disney features -- "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "A Bug's Life" and the two "Toy…
Media conglom Globo plans to launch a second feevee in Brazil by the end of the year.
Formats will be the centerpiece of the 43rd annual Monte Carlo TV fest, which will unspool June 30-July 5 and include a three-day forum on the burgeoning biz of trading reality concepts.
How's this for a first assignment: Tyro scribes Kevin and Dan Hageman have been tapped to pen the drama "Charlie Dills" -- a pet project that Steven Spielberg is developing at DreamWorks.