Seoul (AFP) - Asia's most influential film festival kicks off Thursday in the South Korean port city of Busan, celebrating its 20th anniversary at a time of growing regional clout in the global movie market.
The last time comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla tried to get funding for a film, it didn’t end well. He took meetings at studio after studio, but had no luck selling his 2007 project, “The Hammer.” This time around, he’s trying something new. In July, Carolla launched a campaign to raise $1 million for his next film, “Road Hard,” using the crowdfunding website, FundAnything. Less than 30 days later, he had topped his goal with more than 10,000 contributions and counting. He’s got enough to make the new film, which he’s also starring in. Not bad for 30 days work.
Los Angeles (AFP) - Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre will seriously take into consideration Kerala government's plea for setting up a bio-safety lab in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore for virus testing, Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan today said. The Minister's assurance came in response to a request from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while dedicating the first phase of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Bio-Innovation Centre (BIC) at the KINFRA Film and Video Park at nearby Kazhakootam.