Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, has expressed the belief that the Nepali film sector should be developed as a specialized industry.
New York, June 30:Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that 44 percent of the 2022 class identifies as women, 50 percent come from outside of the U.S. and 37 percent are from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities. If the invitees accept, which most do, they will have voting privileges at the 95th Academy Awards.Actors invited this year include Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessie Buckley, Gaby Hoffman, “Belfast” co-stars Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe, as well as Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, both of “The Power of the Dog.” There is also a significant international presence as well, with invites going to Iran’s Amir Jadidi (“A Hero”), Norway’s Renate Reinsve (“The Worst Person in the World”), France’s Vincent London (“Titane”), Nigeria’s Funke Akindele (“Jenifa”) and Japan’s Hidetoshi Nishijima (“Drive My Car”).Directors on the list include Andrew Ahn (“Fire Island”), Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”), Mary Lambert (“Pet Sematary II”), Amy Seimetz (“She Dies Tomorrow”) and Isabel Sandoval (“Lingua Franca”).Several people, including “Flee” director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, “Drive My Car” writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi and “CODA” writer-director Sian Heder, were invited in multiple branches, but they must choose one when accepting.In the music branch, Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell was also invited, alongside Dan Romer (“Luca”) and Nathan Johnson (“Knives Out”). And writing branch invitees include Jeremy O. Harris (“Zola”), Adele Lim (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”), Jon Spaihts (“Dune”) and Craig Mazin (“The Hangover Part II”).Every year the academy invites a new batch of entertainment professionals to join the organization. Though an Oscar nomination is not a requirement, it is often a starting point. The 2022 class of invitees, for instance, includes 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners.The academy has for years put a special emphasis on diversifying their ranks. If all accept from this year’s class, 34 percent of the academy would be women, 19 percent from an underrepresented community and 23 percent from outside of the United States.The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023. AP
Shooting of the film Ke Ghar Ke Dera directed by Dipendra K Khanal concluded on Tuesday. The shooting of the last scene of the movie completed at Nepal Arts Council in the capital on Tuesday. According to director Khanal, the shooting concluded in 33 days after its shooting began.
Stakeholders of film industries, business community and other sectors on Tuesday discussed the problems facing by the entertainment industry and the efforts made by the concerned government agencies to address them. Speaking at a programme on 'Film Song-Music Concerns and Law and Tax Rights' held at the office of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FNCCI President Shekhar Golchha urged the government to address the problems and difficulties facing by the entertainment industry.
A multilingual drama festival has begun at Arohan Gurukul Natak Ghar in Thapagaun, Kathmandu since Sunday. Organised by Nepal Academy of Music and Drama, the festival was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Jagman Gurung, Chancellor of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, Shyam Prakash Tamot, Member Secretary of Nepal Music and Drama Pragya Pratisthan and Ashesh Malla, a senior playwright.
Nepal Motion Picture Association (NEMPA) has formed a 17-member working committee. The first formal meeting of the association held at its office in Kathmandu on Monday constituted the new working committee under the chairmanship of Birendra Narayan Shrestha. Shrestha was elected as the chairman of the association unopposed from the 47th general assembly held in the capital on June 4. From the first official meeting, chairman Shrestha has unanimously appointed immediate past chairman Madhusudan Pradhan, first vice chairman Kuber Sharma, second vice chairman Gopal Kaji Kayastha, third vice chairman Bhaskar Dhungana, general secretary Narendra Maharjan, deputy general secretary Om Jaishi and treasurer Kapil Prasad Dwa in the working committee.
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The film submission application for the sixth edition of Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) has been open since June 15. Informing all the filmmakers from all over the world through a press statement issued on Wednesday, organiser Nepal Film and Cultural Foundation has urged filmmakers to apply their films for the festival.
Actress Deeya Pun, who has recently scaled Mount Everest, has signed Pradeep Shahi’s Antim Sanskar. The production team recently signed an agreement with the actress. The film will be produced by Binod Subedi (Khatri). Along with Pun, actors Vijay Lama, Awanraj Upreti, Trichandra Rai, Binod Subedi (Khatri), Sasmita Giri and Shyam Rai will do the film. Antim Sanskar is the second film of director Shahi.
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Indian celebrities and Bollywood stars walked a green carpet at the start of the International Indian Film Academy awards in Abu Dhabi.
Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, known by the stage name of KK, died Tuesday night in Kolkata, according to the city's CMRI hospital.
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