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  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Booming China film industry mines Web for oddball talent

    The unusual path to the big screen shows how the internet, granular data on online usage and private investment are driving changes in China’s film industry...

    But the influx of new money isn’t chasing cinematic quality, say film critics and industry observers, who don’t foresee homegrown Chinese films attracting a global audience...

  • ‘Film industry will be revived, policy being framed’

    KARACHI: Federal Min­is­ter of State for Information, Broadcas­ting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurang­zeb in her inaugural address at the consultative conference, being held for the formulation of the first ever national policy on film, production and broadcast, said that the government would take ownership of the industry in line with the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was keen to set into motion an effective process for its...

  • Just reborn, our film industry already needs a rescue

    If you have drudged through the recent string of inarticulate mazes that are modern movie plots featuring meaningless song and dance, then perhaps your faith in the revival of this industry runs the risk of wavering...

    At least mine was, which is why I was glad to have the opportunity to sit down with independent filmmakers Qasim Roy (director) and Hira Tariq (producer), and talk about the state of Pakistan’s film industry...

  • Eid releases bring jubilation to film industry

    LAHORE: Pakistani movies did a good business as well at the box office during Eidul Fitr holidays along with Indian blockbuster ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’...

    The glitz and glamour world folks from Pakistan took a sigh of relief and felt happy because films like ‘Wrong No’ and ‘Bin Roye’ gave the industry a much-needed push...

  • Hollywood’s new $42 billion man puts China in US film industry

    Wanda’s role as financier puts it a beat ahead of Chinese rivals including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings that are staking their Hollywood claims with investments and deals but haven’t yet carried the full freight of a US film...

    But it’s generated media attention since studio co-chairman Harvey Weinstein showed a clip at the Cannes Film Festival that revealed Gyllenhaal’s startling transformation into a ripped...

  • Myanmar’s storied film industry gears up for a sequel

    Myanmar’s film industry, once the most vibrant and prolific in the region, shrivelled under a military regime that smothered the arts and ravaged the economy during its ruthless 50-year reign...

    Now as the fledgling democracy emerges from the doldrums of junta rule, the stage is set for a film industry renaissance...

  • Punjab information minister bans 'vulgar' film posters, derides entertainment industry

    Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Thursday ordered a province-wide ban on "vulgar" and "indecent" film posters displayed inside and outside cinema houses...

    According to an official notification shared on his Twitter account, Chohan has ordered that "necessary action be taken for the removal of vulgar/indecent film sign boards under Indecent Advertisement Probation Act 1993 and Punjab Motion Picture Ordinance...

  • PM seeks proposals to resolve issues of film industry

    “Our foremost priority is to highlight Pakistanism, and protecting and promoting the culture and values of our society,” the prime minister said while presiding over a meeting on the revival of Pakistani film industry and cinema...

    The participants of the meeting presented various suggestions to the prime minister regarding the promotion of film industry and cinema in the country...

  • New movies likely to pull crowds on Eid

    PESHAWAR: The movie buffs and music lovers are enthusiastic to enjoy three new Pashto movies, five telefilms and sound 10 music albums on Eidul Azha...

    Film directors Arshad, Shahid Usman and Arbaz Khan expect good business from their productions on Eid...

  • Rolls Royces, movies: private India hospitals go luxe for growth

    Local hospital firms including Fortis Healthcare Ltd , Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd and privately owned Medanta have built or upgraded facilities to tap the top-end of a private healthcare sector industry body ASSOCHAM estimates would grow 20 percent a year from 2013 to become a $125 billion market in two years time...

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