Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone became the talk of the town after Jism-2. The sexy babe who starred in an item number ‘Laila’ in ‘Shootout At Wadala’, recently did a photo shoot for a Perfect Woman magazine.
After the shoot, a 7 year old kid Chandresh Gurubhai Thakkar came and clicked some pictures of Sunny with his DSLR camera, which he got as a birthday gift from his father.
“The little boy wants to become a fashion photographer and get his name recorded in Guinness Book of world records. Sunny was quite excited because this was the first time; a young kid clicked her pictures,” says Himaanshu Shukla who organised the shoot.
The Wild Talk Africa Festival, which takes place at the Docklands Hotel & Conference Centre in Durban from 23to 26 July, running concurrently with the Durban International Film Festival, invites wildlife film-makers to submit proposals for the open pitching sessions.
Wild Talk Africa is Africa’s key film festival and conference for natural history and wildlife film and television programming. It is a four-day event including workshops, seminars and commissioning panels, and valuable networking events with international delegates and industry leaders.
Filmmakers interested in pitching their work to commissioning editors are invited to submit their ideas in advance. These will be moderated and 12 successful proposals will be awarded a slot at the Open Pitching Sessions. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to pitch to top national and international commissioners and funders.
Past years’ pitching panels have included commissioning editors from Animal Planet, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp., BBC NHU, National Geographic, SABC, NFVF, Smithsonian Networks, NHU Africa and more. All documentary formats and all natural history subjects are eligible for submission, and the panel will critique and comment on each pitch.
“This is a fantastic way for film-makers to present their projects to some of the best global exhibition platforms for wildlife films,” says Festival Director Donfrey Meyer. “We are really pleased to be presenting the festival at the same time as the Durban International Film Festival and Durban FilmMart, where the film industry gathers to network and start the conversations that lead to the creation of projects.”
For those not selected for the open pitching sessions, there will be other opportunities to arrange one-on-one meetings with commissioners at the festival, and there will be “speed-dating” pitching sessions, subject to availability.
Submissions should be sent in as a one-page project summary, along with photography from the production, a short biography on the filmmaker/producer and the name and contact details of person pitching. A short (5 minutes maximum) sample reel of the work-in-progress is recommended but not essential. This can be a promo, sizzle reel, or clips from the development process or research. Submission deadline is 6 June, 2013.
For more information on Wild Talk Africa go to www.wildtalkafrica.com. For tips and information on how to pitch log in and visit the “Free Resources”page.
Rajendra Shekhawat Launches the Music Album “Lories” on Mother’s day
For centuries “Lories” (Lullabies) have been an integral component of child rearing in every Indian home irrespective of class, community, religion or standard.
Yet, it is now seen around in today’s fast paced existence that this enchanting tradition is forgotten by today’s busily occupied and time constrained parents and the new generation misses this golden opportunity, and it makes us feel lucky of listening to our mother’s sweet tunes.
This music album on Lullaby is an attempt to revive the beautiful culture of ‘Lories’ to young parents on the occasion of Mother’s day and ensure that toddler’s do enjoy their ‘birth right’.