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Amazon to acquire MGM Film Studio for $8.45 Billion
ACQUISITION

Amazon to acquire MGM Film Studio for $8.45 Billion

SEATTLE & BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., 26th May 2021-- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced that they are going to acquire MGM Holding for $8.45 billion. MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and complements the work of Amazon Studios, which has primarily focused on producing TV show programming. “MGM has a vast catalog with more than 4,000 films includingJames Bond, Robocop, Rocky, The Pink Panther, etc. as well as 17,000 TV shows that have collectively won more than 180 Academy Awards and 100 Emmys,” said Mike Hopkins, Senior Vice President of Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team. It’s very exciting and provides so man...
Nutritionist Who Gave Aamir Khan Dangal Look Going to Launch His Book
INSPIRATIONAL

Nutritionist Who Gave Aamir Khan Dangal Look Going to Launch His Book

Nutritionist Nikhil Dhurandhar, who was responsible for Aamir Khans wrestler looks in "Dangal", has come out with a book for fitness lovers and those aspiring for a healthier body. In "Fat-loss Diet", Dr Dhurandhar seeks to bust diet myths with facts over fads and provides a plan designed specifically for Indians. The book covers a range of topics - from reasons for weight gain, to things one need to fight it, to effective meal plans and motivational tips, to ways to stop the lost weight from returning. It is set for release next month. "On the one-year anniversary of the successful release of Dangal, the film, where the phenomenal fat-to-fit transformation of actor Aamir Khan took everyone by surprise, here is a book written by the very same doctor, Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar," publ...
Bollywood Makes Way For Hollywood Business in India
BUSINESS

Bollywood Makes Way For Hollywood Business in India

When “The Fate of the Furious” opened in India this month, the eighth installment of the blockbuster Hollywood franchise romped past the lone homegrown offering at the Easter weekend box office. Period drama “Begum Jaan” was the only Bollywood film that dared to challenge “The Fast and the Furious” car-racing franchise, unlike other Indian films that steered clear of a possible clash despite the dearth of slots in a crowded 2017 release calendar. “It has come to a stage when producers are actually staying away from April 14,” film-maker Vikramaditya Motwane told Reuters in an interview in March. “No big Hindi film will be released on the day because the last one made a 100 crore ($15.5 million) and this one looks like it will make even more than that.” Motwane’s words proved pr...
BookMyShow Acquires Hyderabad Based MastiTickets
ACQUISITION

BookMyShow Acquires Hyderabad Based MastiTickets

BookMyShow has acquired Hyderabad-based online ticketing platform, MastiTickets, for an undisclosed sum, a move aimed at consolidating its presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The acquisition will include transfer of MastiTickets' key assets along with existing cinema partnerships to BookMyShow, BookMyShow CEO and co-founder Ashish Hemrajani told Pixr8. He, however, declined to comment on the deal size. Founded in 2014 by Ravi Narla, MastiTickets has a strong presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and currently works with over 120 cinemas. "The acquisition will help us further consolidate our position and strengthen our footprint. We work with 530 cinemas in these two States and have added 175 of these in the last 12 months alone," he said. MastiTickets has a very small...
BookMyShow Sets New Records, Sells 1 Million Tickets a Day
News

BookMyShow Sets New Records, Sells 1 Million Tickets a Day

BookMyShow has created history by alone selling over 3 million movie tickets for the Christmas weekend from Friday to Sunday, which also was the opening weekend of mega blockbuster Dangal. This massive achievement indeed makes BookMyShow the most loved online entertainment ticketing brand in the country. For shows on Saturday and Sunday, BookMyShow sold over 1 million tickets a day, thereby contributing to over 35% of Dangal's overall opening weekend collection in India. As a way to celebrate this, BookMyShow has also extended its Blockbuster Week offer till 1st January 2017, wherein users will be able to avail massive discounts on movie ticket bookings while also standing a chance to win fabulous gifts and assured prizes. Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShow said, "The year 2016 ...
Amazon Prime Video to Launch Baahubali’s Animated Series
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Amazon Prime Video to Launch Baahubali’s Animated Series

Amazon Prime Video today said it has partnered with filmmaker S S Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks to launch "Baahubali: The Lost Legends", a new animated series based on blockbuster film, "Baahubali". "The animation series will allow our customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubali world," Amazon Prime Video India Director and Country Head Nitesh Kripalani said. "Baahubali: The Lost Legends" is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the movie, when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still both young princes of Mahishmati, a release said. It said the animated series will feature new, never before revealed stories about the characters from the film, including Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami, as well as dozens of new characte...