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Saima asks veteran producers to join hands with ‘young, educated filmmakers’

LAHORE: Eminent film star Saima Noor has urged the professional old producers to rejoin the film industry to share their expertise with new producers. "Now educated and professional people are making films which are going to be successful," she said in a media interview in Lahore. Saima Noor has said that Pakistan film industry has been progressing for the last many years. Read More: Actors hail new filmmakers’ role in revival of Pakistan film industry She said that local film industry was ruined by non-professional…

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Weinstein

LOS ANGELES: The Producers Guild of America banned disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for life on Monday, vowing that sexual harassment would no longer be tolerated within its ranks. New accusations of sexual assault have continued to pour in since investigations in the New York Times and New Yorker three weeks ago exposed the tycoon as a relentless, bullying sexual predator. More than 50 women including stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Mira Sorvino have accused 65-year-old Weinstein of sexual abuse and…

Oil may rise to $55 if all producers cooperate: Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh expressed optimism on Saturday about an upcoming OPEC meeting and said crude prices could jump to $55 (44.56 pounds) a barrel if an agreement is reached and non-OPEC producers cooperate. "We are receiving positive signals that increase the likelihood of agreement at the meeting ... and I'm optimistic about the situation," Zanganeh told state television by telephone, after meeting OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo in Tehran ahead of the Nov. 30 meeting. "I think if we…

Two first-timers named as 2017 Oscar producers, no host announced yet

CALIFORNIA: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday named two first-timers as producers of next year's Oscars show, the first step in planning the ceremony and choosing a host. Hollywood movie and television producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the Feb. 26, 2017, show that will be broadcast around the world, the Academy said in a statement. It will be the first time that De Luca, a producer of movies including "The Social Network" and "Fifty Shades of Grey," and Todd, whose credits…

Circular debt spirals again

ISLAMABAD: The issue of circular debt is again to have emerged with spiralling increase in governmental dues of Rs 581 billion to the independent power producers, ARY News reported.