It a sprawling office in suburban Mumbai known as the Factory (fittingly, the place has an industrial feel with wood, stone and glass decor), sits a squat but well-built man who bristles with energy…
It's still as confusing as ever, but a pattern is slowly emerging in India's highly fragmented and regionalized film distribution business: Production companies are expanding into marketing…
Do actors have distinct geographical fits? Bollywood thesps do. As in real estate, it's all about location. Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, connects best in metro and overseas…
Spider-Man speaking Hindi, Neo tackling the Matrix machinations in fluent Tamil, Will Smith chattering away in Telugu? More and more Hollywood pics are being dubbed into Indian languages as…
Signaling a longer-term relationship, Blighty sales house IAC Films and sister production company Sequence Film will handle worldwide distribution and sales outside Spain on Ray Loriga's "Teresa,"…
Jack Frost, Ali Baba, Clootie and Dumpling, Piggley Winks, Cyber Dodo, FrogSkool, King Kong -- the world is tooning into Indian-made animated television programs as its reputation spreads as the…
Toronto-based Cinemavault Releasing Intl. has unveiled a slate of 10 films, including Sarah Jessica Parker starrer "Spinning Into Butter."
A Hindi film in which the hero proposes marriage to the heroine as she lies in a delivery room, sweaty and unattractive, is clearly not standard Bollywood fare.
Pathe Pictures Intl. has sealed a deal to rep world rights on "The Thread," an in-production project by "Bhopal Express" helmer Mahesh Mathai.
The Little Film Co. has sold distribution rights to Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi" in seven territories. Pic is South Africa's entry in the Oscar foreign-language derby.
Just as the Independent Film & Television Alliance is hammering out guidelines that its members can use to negotiate rights deals for cell phones and other wireless devices, the issue is causing…