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Hollywood North: Creating the Canadian Motion Picture Industry

Spencer, Michael and Susan Ayscough. Hollywood North: Creating the Canadian Motion Picture Industry. Paperback. 230 Pages. Cantos International Publishing: Montreal, Canada. 2003. ISBN 2- 89594-007-X 230. Canadian $30. Reviewed by Janet Fine Film industries around the world seem to name themselves after Hollywood, the epicenter of filmdom, from Bombay's "Bollywood," to …

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Egyptian Tv Markets Globally at Mipcom Market

The Mipcom Market in Cannes (October 8-18, 2003) provides one of the best opportunities among the international TV markets to sell and buy television programming, according to most professionals in the television industry. Egypt TV has been attending for more than 20 years, but almost failed to take the Riviera …

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Covering The Iraq War in India

"Just because the microphone in front of you amplifies your voice around the world, is no reason to think we have any more wisdom than we had when our voices could reach only from one end of the bar to the other."  Edward R. Murrow Indian entertainment, primarily recognized as …

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Al Jazeera Winning TV Credibility War

Although CNN blazed the path, Arab satellite channels emulated it with pioneering Desert Storm Gulf war coverage and many viewers in Egypt say they are now tuning in to Qatar-based Al Jazeera and tuning out CNN for Iraq war telecasts. Al Jazeera seems to be winning TV credibility and ratings …

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Globalization of Indian Satellite TV Marks 25 Years

October 15, 2002 marked 25 years since the advent of satellite TV in India. Its globalization impact across the populous country has both changed the way Indians perceive the world outside and prompted the Indian satellite and cable industry to cross frontiers with world programming. The national television channel Prasar …

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Satellite TV Welcomed at The Cairo Film Festival

The role of satellite television, particularly those channels making intensive use of movies in their programming, was acknowledged as an increasingly important factor in the film industry during the 26th Cairo Film Festival (October 15-25, 2002). "Satellite channels with films have helped create a new outlet for independent films." Ismail …

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Global TV and Film Entertainment ‘Framed’ For India

MUMBAI: The FICCI-FRAMES (Films Radio Audio-Visual Music) 2002 Business of Entertainment Conference (March 15-16) in Mumbai proved that there are increasing global entertainment opportunities in India. Globalization was a focus of the discussions of this conference, which included a seminar "The Emergence of Convergence," dealing with e-commerce and with an e-entertainment …

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View from Mumbai: Murdoch and Turner on the Move

MUMBAI, INDIA Global media magnate Rupert Murdoch celebrated his birthday on March 11 in Bangalore, India (after a gap of several years due to a court case blocking his entry) and "gifted" Star TV India with about $200 million worth of potential investment. He also announced plans to launch two …

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