Archives for the ‘Hollywood’ Category

Hollywood’s Paul Feig on The Heat, Melissa McCarthy, Bollywood & Music

By • Jun 28th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, People, Video

Meet Hollywood filmaker, director & author Paul Feig, who talks about his new film “The Heat,” Melissa McCarthy, Marx Brothers, Blake Edwards, Bollywood and being an Anglophile. And oh! music is an integral part of his films. Feig enjoys making films about smart and funny women. His last film “Bridesmaids,” did very well at the [...]

Zal Batmanglij: On The East

By • May 24th, 2013 • Category: Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, People

When director Zal Batmanglij’s indie film The Sound of My Voice  released in 2011 it earned him and Brit Marling, his collaborator and star of the film wide acclaim. Their first film was made on a shoe-strong budget. Batmanglij is back with his second film The East, a suspense thriller that he co-wrote with Marling.  The film got [...]

Mira Nair On The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By • May 1st, 2013 • Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, India, People, Women Achievers Special

Mira Nair‘s latest films is The Reluctant Fundamentalist.  The picture is based on a novel by the same name by Mohsin Hamid. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an intimate portrait told with anguish and love about the 2 societies: American and South Asian says Mira, who came to the US as a 19 year old undergraduate to [...]

John Kahrs On Paperman, Animation & Technology

By • Feb 28th, 2013 • Category: Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, People, Video

John Kahrs won an Academy award for his animated short film Paperman. This was Kahrs directorial debut and his first Oscar nomination. Paperman is a  7 minute black and white short film that combines old and new technology in a powerful and delightful way. We caught up with Kahrs just as his film was being premiered [...]