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Merchant Remembered At The White Countess Premiere

British movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT was remembered at the London premiere of THE WHITE COUNTESS last night (19MAR06). Merchant died during filming for the period drama in China last May (06) aged 68 - and...

Kung Fu Hustle And Lost Stars Triumph At Asian Excellence Awards

KUNG FU HUSTLE and Korean-born LOST stars DANIEL DAE KIM and YUNJIN KIM were the big winners at last night's (19JAN06) Asian Excellence Awards held in Los Angeles. Kung Fu Hustle was named Outstanding...

Ivory: 'Stress Ulcers Killed Merchant'

Movie mogul JAMES IVORY partly blames the German investors in his new movie THE WHITE COUNTESS for the death of his longtime partner ISMAIL MERCHANT. The producer/director is convinced that had the film-making process...

Ivory Not Looking Forward To Next Film Without Merchant

British movie mogul JAMES IVORY is worried about his next film project - because it will be his first since the death of his late partner ISMAIL MERCHANT. Ivory, who worked on THE REMAINS...

Merchant Buried In India

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT has been buried in his hometown of Bombay, India. Merchant, who alongside business partner JAMES IVORY was one-half of production company MERCHANT IVORY, died in a London hospital aged...

Stars Pay Emotional Tributes To Late Merchant

A galaxy of stars, including SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS and RALPH FIENNES, have paid emotional tributes to veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT, who died from a stomach-related illness yesterday (25MAY05) at the age of 68....

Ismail Merchant Dies

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT died in a London hospital this afternoon (25MAY05). He was 68. Film-maker Merchant, who alongside longtime partner JAMES IVORY formed MERCHANT IVORY in 1961, is best known for producing...

Rushdie Delays Honeymoon

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has delayed his honeymoon - to attend a New York gala for the PEN writer's group this evening (20APR04). The SATANIC VERSES writer, 56, wed long term love PADMA LAKSHMI,...

Tina Turner Tours India

Pop legend TINA TURNER has flown to India to research her role in the forthcoming MERCHANT-IVORY film THE GODDESS. Movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT accompanied the 64-year-old singer around the Asian country from the northern...

Ismail Merchant Slammed Over Late Payments

Movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT has been blasted by irate actors for not paying them promptly for their work on his latest film HEIGHTS. The REMAINS OF THE DAY filmmaker is accused of treating his...

Directors Join Forces To Protest Screening Restrictions

Directors FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA and ROBERT ALTMAN have joined forces with other Hollywood big-shots to protest a move to stop distributing copies of movies for awards consideration. The MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MPAA)...

Sting's Guru Award

Former POLICE singer STING is to receive an award from a mysterious Indian guru. The FIELDS OF GOLD singer is to be awarded the LIFTING UP THE WORLD WITH A ONENESS HEART award, from...

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