"Lee Daniels' The Butler" will open an impressive 220 picture lineup assembled by the Mumbai Film Festival (Oct. 17-24, 2013). Cash prizes are worth $220,000.
Brillstein Entertainment Partners has recruited TV vet Robin Schwartz as prexy of its television unit. Shingle has also set a first-look pact with ABC Studios. Schwartz succeeds JoAnn Alfano, who has…
Maverick Indian helmer Rituparno Ghosh, who had success on the international festival circuit with such pics as "Chokher bali" (A Passion Play), died May 30 in Kolkata of a heart attack. He was 49…
The 30th edition of the Durban Film Festival, running July 22-Aug. 2, will unspool 137 films to some 20,000 people across the coastal South African city.
Saregama, one of India's leading music and video distributors, will spend 1.5 billion rupees ($35 million) over the next year to expand movie production, per vice chairman Sanjiv Goenka.
Women's rights will be the theme of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, running April 14-18 at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
An attractive young widow in early-20th century Bengal stirs passions both literal and metaphorical in "Chokher Bali," a slow-burning, dialogue-driven but still highly cinematic drama lit by a…