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  • Talking to a Lollywood DoP

    Sangeeta is back where she belongs: making films! Last week the noted film director announced at a press conference that she’s making a film titled Tum Hi To Ho, for which filming has already begun in Karachi...

    Luckily, the project doesn’t have the tried and tested Lollywood cast (Meeras, Reshams, Reemas et al)...

  • A tribute to Lollywood

    An exhibition of rare posters, postcards, photos and booklets from the personal archives of collector Guddu, depicting different periods in the history of Pakistani films, drew art lovers to the French Embassy in Islamabad a few weeks back...

    Due to the terrorist attack in Paris, the show was not open to the public
  • 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

    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...

    Among Pakistani movies ‘Wrong No’, a comedy film directed and produced by Yasir Nawaz, did a fairly good business...

  • 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...

  • Why can't the music industry be reinvented like the drama industry, asks Xulfi

    Over the span of the last one decade, Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan aka Xulfi remains to be one of the most vibrant and influential musicians of the current wave in Pakistan...

    However, the man who was behind popular bands like Fawad Khan-famed 'EP', Junaid Khan's 'Call' and saw their glory days is not very hopeful about the music scene until and unless it is recognised as a separate industry...

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