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Movie-mad India could overtake US as top user-base: IMDb

MUMBAI: Movie-mad Indians and the cheap data packs on their smartphones could make India the biggest user-base market for IMDb over the next five years, the Amazon-owned movie rating website said on Wednesday. India is currently the site’s second-highest user base worldwide, but that is likely to change, IMDb founder and Chief Executive Col Needham told Reuters. “Film, television and music, as I am learning, are such a predominant part of the culture in India, it is a lovely fit with where IMDb is going,” Needham said…

Revealing an actor’s age is illegal? IMDb website sues California

LOS ANGELES: Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website. The law has been challenged in a lawsuit by the company IMDb, which is owned by Amazon.com Inc and operates a repository of information on the film and television industry. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the measure…

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ to get a Bollywood remake

MUMBAI: Mumbai-based Fox Star Studios said it will adapt the film in Hindi. “We think the story will have an emotional connect with Indian audiences,” Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh told The Hollywood Reporter. “The original English version was released here a couple of weeks ago and is still running.