Born on 28th November 1971, Shahnaab Alam is widely known as an eminent personality all across the country. Guwahati, Assam is the place where Alam spent his childhood. Who knew, with time this little boy would grow up as a renowned film producer in Indian Cinemas? Until he came into the limelight, we were all uninformed about his versatile qualities in the field of Indian media. He initially started his career as a journalist then gradually he made a lot of victorious projects in different fields. One such accomplishment is making and producing ‘Motherhood’ in the year 2009. No wonder, the Indian film industry owes a lot to Mr. Alam. He has been working as an executive producer in several music videos, films, and events. To name some, the most appreciated and renowned ones are ‘Dhoom’, ‘Socha Na Tha’, ‘Ghoom Taana’ and so on. Both Soch Na Tha and Dhoom happens to be the Bollywood movies where he worked as an executive producer and later earned one of the best titles for his splendid work. Ghoom Taana was his musical film production that left a distinctive mark in every music lover’s heart. All these were just the beginning and a […]
When you watch a movie, whether it be at the cinema or in the comfort of your own home, it?s seldom you actually think about where the movie was produced and how each film company secured the rights to the movie you?re watching on the screen.
The movie business is extremely competitive. The six major film companies discussed below comprise 90 percent of the US and Canadian box office revenue. If you?re pondering a career in film, you may want to pay very close attention to the statistics below.
And while there are a few ?mini-majors? still turning a profit in the industry (Lions Gate Entertainment and MGM for example), it?s fairly difficult for film companies to stay afloat while competing with these highly successful empires.
Below you will find the six major film companies (also known as ?The Big Six?) and a brief description of each:
1. Warner Bros. Pictures. Comprising a whopping 19.7 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Warner Bros. Pictures is the biggest player in the film industry. Securing the rights to major films like Harry Potter, Superman, Batman, The Matrix and Star Wars have made Warner Bros. the No. 1 name in the business.
2. Paramount Pictures. With 15.5 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Paramount Pictures continues to be one of the most successful film production companies in the world. Star Trek, War of the Worlds, the Mission Impossible series, Transformers and Tropic Thunder are just a few of the popular films produced by Paramount Pictures.
3. Walt Disney. One of the most renowned film production companies in the history of the business, Walt Disney now holds 15.3 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures). With highly successful movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Meet the Robinsons and Enchanted, there?s no doubt that Disney will continue to play a key role in the industry for years to come.
4. Columbia Pictures. Comprising 12.9 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Columbia Pictures remains a big player in the business. Some of this company?s recent successes include Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, the Spider-Man series and Step Brothers.
5. Universal Studios. 12.2 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures) belongs to Universal Studios, which continues to make millions for the film industry. With major hits like the Bourne series (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum), The American Pie series, Knocked Up, American Gangster and The Incredible Hulk, it?s very clear that Universal Studios knows what it takes to make money in this industry.
6. 20th Century Fox. Also known as ?Twentieth Century Fox,? this highly successful movie production company makes up 11.9 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures). Some of the biggest and most successful movies from this empire include the X-Men series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Star Wars Episodes II and III, and the Fantastic Four.
Once again, if you?re looking for a career in the film industry, the six companies listed above are the cream of the crop. If you have the opportunity to work for one of these companies, we wouldn?t suggest passing it up.
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Award season means that Hollywood’s biggest stars will be out on the town and gracing the red carpets at prestigious lunches, parties, and gala’s until the culmination of the season-ending award show, the 84th Annual Academy Awards. One of the hottest tickets in town is the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, held by Graydon Carter.
Rebecca Wang, a world-renown producer, headed for the star-struck event Sunday night for the second year in a row. She made her first appearance last year after producing the romantic thriller, Passion Play, a Toronto Film Festival Official Nominee. Passion Play features Academy Award Nominees Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), also starring actress Megan Fox (Transformers).
The Vanity Fair Oscar Party has set the standard as the highest-quality Oscar Party in the city for years. This year’s venue will be the Sunset Tower Hotel, a location the party has become synonymous with over the last couple of years. Guests at this year’s exclusive event included Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, David & Victoria Beckham, Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Portman, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Martin Scorsese, Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Coppola, Sean Combs, Jennifer Lopez, and George Lucas. Leading up to the event was a weeklong series of social gatherings co-sponsored by Chrysler and L’Oreal Paris, called “Campaign Hollywood”, a tradition for the magazines event for the last 13 Oscar Parties.
Wang, who recently attended the BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) earlier this month, is an international film producer, humanitarian, philanthropist, and former psychotherapist. Based out of London, she is a firm fixture in the philanthropy community as Wang will also be attending the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Viewing party, where she will be honored as a benefactor for a second straight year as well.
A producer, entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist and former psychotherapist, Rebecca Wang earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Rebecca is a passionate benefactor of a variety of charities, including the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF), which she has supported for the past two years.
Let us begin with a small incident. The film is nearing the interval. The hero and the heroine are locked in an emotionally charged conversation atop a high rise building. Suddenly the hero pushes the heroine down the building and seconds later her body lies in a pool of blood sending shivers down the audience?s spines. Then, from the well of the silent crowd, a shocked voice of a six year old boy shoots up, ?Oh! She is dead. What a film it is, the heroine dies so soon??. The innocent remarks trigger peels of laughter from the people around. For they know the asli heroine is not the one who has been killed just before the interval and the girl who looked a second fiddle so far was going to blaze the screen.
This was Baazigar in which the Celebrity Big Brother winner, Shilpa Shetty, was completely shadowed by Kajol, though the debutant entry in the film earned her a Filmfare nomination for best supporting actress award way back in 1993.
The shadow of Bazigar followed her. Shilpa went on to act in film after film. But she did not set the screen on fire and she continued to be eclipsed by Kajols and Ranis, Aishwarya?s and Sushmita?s. No big award came her way. Neither was she roped in as ambassador of big brands though she entered the field as a Limca model. If she had done some endorsements for some jewellery and saree houses, she drew more media attention for things like alleged nexus between her father and a Mumbai underworld figure than anything else.
When another bunt girl from Karnataka Aishwarya Rai appeared on the entertainment screen with a Miss World crown and went on to become an icon garnering big awards, promos and adulation from all over the country and beyond along the way, Shilpa with her perfect curves, tall frame and beautiful face continued to remain almost in the periphery.
Sheilpa was nominated for Filmfare Best Debut Award for her role in Bazigar and lost it to? Then she continued to get nominated and mostly lost the award winning race in cases of prestigious Filmfare and Star Screen awards which make the statements on commercial success of Bollywood stars. After six years in film industry, she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress award for her role in Dadkan which she lost once again but succeeded in winning the hearts of audiences.
But Shilpa has more grit than many of her contemporaries. The most remarkable thing about her is she did not lose heart with her moderate success. (A few days back, Asian Age editor M J Akbar called her a semi-successful Bollywood actress in his article, but of course it was before she won the Celebrity Big Brother award). She kept acting in films and entertaining audiences with her graceful steps, jatkas and gestures in film award distribution ceremonies as well.
More than anything else, she uncovered other aspects of her personality and felt concerned over sufferings of human beings and animals. She strongly criticised the use of wild animals in circus. The way those once free and dignified animals get caged in the enclosures, barely bigger than the size of their bodies, appalled Shilpa. ?The best way to help these suffering animals is to boycott the circus,? she said. She is a life time supporter of PETA and featured in its campaign advertisements last year.
Simlilarly she felt kindly towards HIV-AIDS victims and lent her support to a BBC World service Trust television show designed to tackle the problem of HIV/AIDS. She said the issue was close to her heart as she had portrayed an HIV positive in Phir Milenge, for which she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress award once again. Though she lost this award a couple of other awards such as Giant International Awards, came her way for the film.
She survived the torments inflicted on her in Big Brother because of her innate strength which was beautifully expressed by the president of United Spirits when he chose her as brand ambassador of Romanov Vodka last May. He said in a press meet, ?Shilpa has been chosen for her status as an ?aspirational icon?. Her innate style, energy, and attitude highlight the core attributes of the brand.?
Shilpa?s cool-headed belief in her persona is eloquently brought out by her statement which she made while entering Celebrity Big Brother: ?I have zero expectations. The only thing I really hope to keep is my self respect and my dignity.? And she made it winning millions of hearts, not to speak of loads of money.
She has truly emerged as an icon of grit, perseverance, and elegant dignity.
Steampunk is a concept that has created a great sputter among the people of the recent times. This concept presents the modified version of the Victorian Era. A lot of science fiction literature was written in that era, which provided us an alternative sight for the history. In this concept, future events have been set in the scenario of Victorian Era. This concept was termed as ‘steampunk’. Punk culture believes in the extreme capability of science and technology.
A number of writers, artists and film producers got inspired from this concept. Some time ago, a famous steampunk drawing came in the limelight, in which Abraham Lincoln was portrayed in the punk style. Taking inspiration from that portrait, Covert Creations is going to make a debut feature film, ‘steampunk Lincoln’.
The movie is set in the scenario of alternate history, according to which Confederates won the American Civil War, and Lincoln is shot in a manhunt. Besides, he is dumped in a mass grave near Springfield. The body was recovered by few escaped slaves after a few hours under the cover of a night. The body is encased in the ice before the decay of brain.
The story fast forwarded to 2012, when Confederate States of America conquered the places like Northern Mexico and British Columbia. Because of the advancement influenced by the Victorian period, CSA and large part of Europe have developed punk technology and architecture. Amazingly, Abraham Lincoln was kept in British experimental cryogenic chamber from the year 1914. He was housed in an abandoned neighborhood in Champaign. The decedents of the escaped slaves were living in hiding, and now they are constantly trying to keep the Lincoln in perfect condition until his time comes to rise again.
Lincoln is implanted with many cybernetic enhancements by the fugitive slaves, so that he could adapt to his situation. Suddenly he is awakened from stasis, and is briefed on the situation in North America. Lincoln is sent to ignite slave rebellion and to lead the Army towards Washington. If the line of succession is eliminated, then Lincoln and his army are capable to push through the white house and bring the democracy back in America. This is the plot Steampunk Lincoln that is once again going to present alternative sight for history
This alternative view for history has started a new subculture in Europe, America and Australia. Its influence can also be witnessed on the lifestyles of the people of today. The punk dresses are the best examples in this regard, and these outfits have become the fashion-statement in the present scenario. The costumes inspired by the punk movies and literature, have created a new enthusiasm towards the fashion lovers. A number of parties and themed events are organized, where you can witness people wearing these dresses
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In 2011 we have once again seen a fierce battle between the X Factor (on ITV1) and Strictly Come Dancing (on BBC1). These are two of the most watched programs in Britain (not including the soaps) and one of the TV highlights of the year as they get huge viewing figures. So with many families being divided about which one they should watch on Saturday nights, and with an ongoing rivalry that has been going on for many years now, it is worth taking a closer look at this rivalry.
There are quite a few reasons why the rivalry is so fierce between BBC and ITV. One of the main ones is that these two corporations have been battling it out for years. Now that they have two of the most popular TV shows between them, they obviously want theirs to be considered the best, and get more viewing figures than the other.
Both the shows go out at roughly the same time on Saturday night, although they sometimes go out at separate times. However they still want to win the ratings battle and attract more viewers than the other.
To win this battle the program makers have used a little artistic licence to get more press attention and subsequently attract more viewers. The X Factor in particular seem to be very good at this, and always manage to get stories in the press.
One thing they have done this series is to start having more arguments between the judges. Some sceptics think these arguments are all planned in advance in order to inject a bit of controversy into the show, and I’m inclined to agree that these arguments aren’t completely genuine.
However it doesn’t really matter because it is basically just a light entertainment show at the end of the day. Similarly with Strictly Come Dancing, it doesn’t really matter who wins or who gets voted out as it’s all just harmless fun.
This time around it has been Strictly Come Dancing that has come out on top in terms of overall viewing figures, which doesn’t happen very often. However this is hardly surprising because this series of the X Factor has arguably been the worst yet.
It is badly missing the presence of Simon Cowell because Gary Barlow is nowhere near as charismatic. I even think that the show misses Cheryl Cole, even though I wasn’t her biggest fan. When you factor in all this, plus the fact that many of the contestants are instantly forgettable, I can see why Strictly Come Dancing is winning the battle.
This show just goes from strength to strength. It seems to be able to attract some big name celebrities these days. Plus with bigger and better shows, including the recent show at Wembley Arena, it is attracting big viewing figures.
Of course there are still divides in a lot of families because it tends to be older viewers that prefer Strictly, whilst the younger viewers prefer the trendier X Factor. However with modern technology, I don’t think people fight over the remote like they used to because they can now watch shows on a variety of different devices.
The main point I want to make is that the rivalry between the two shows continues to grow and grow. It is nice to see Strictly Come Dancing overtake the X Factor and the overconfident Simon Cowell, who’s behind the show. However I’m sure there will be a big revamp of the show next year and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the X Factor back in front once more, possibly with Cowell back on the judging panel.
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