Mark Strong could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Mark Strong play a role in iconic film of Tobit Mark Strong Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Mark Strong to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Mark Strong could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…

Chinese filmmaker turns ‘Turandot’ into hybrid fantasy

Chinese director Zheng Xiaolong told China.org.cn that he tried his best to fix the logic problem of Giacomo Puccini’s world-famous opera “Turandot,” turning it instead into a Chinese-Western hybrid fantasy fairytale with authentic Chinese elements. Zheng, a highly acclaimed director and screenwriter in China, is responsible for several hit TV series. His resume includes the country’s first sitcom, “Stories from the Editorial Board” (1991); the first Chinese TV series shot…

3 Indian films among nominees for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Payal Kapadia’s Cannes award winner ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s powerful ‘Writing With Fire’ and PS Vinothraj’s debut Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) have received top nominations at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Australia. While Kapadia’s film has received the Best Feature Film nomination, ‘Writing With Fire’ has received the Best Documentary Feature nomination. On the other hand, ‘Koozhangal’ has received…

PH protests over 200 ‘unlawful’ radio challenges, ‘provocative acts’ by Chinese ships

Department of Foreign Affairs (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has lodged a protest over the “unlawful” issuance of over 200 radio challenges and other “provocative acts” by Chinese government ships against Philippine authorities conducting patrols over and around Manila’s territory and maritime zones. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) asserted that Philippine authorities were conducting “legitimate, customary, and routine patrols” in the area. ADVERTISEMENT…

Meredith Fine could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Meredith Fine play a role in iconic film of Tobit Meredith Fine Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Meredith Fine to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Meredith Fine could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…

Land Trust of Napa County acquires 77 acres of land in Lake Hennessey watershed | Local News

“We’re pleased to be able to permanently protect the natural values of this property,” said Slaker. “We’ve owned the land for several years and had originally thought of building there, but after much consideration, we decided to work with the Land Trust to permanently protect it for its forest, meadows, and wildlife.” The property used to be part of a larger land holding owned by Bo Goldman and the late…

Felicity Blunt could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Felicity Blunt play a role in iconic film of Tobit Felicity Blunt Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Felicity Blunt to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Felicity Blunt could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…

Amber Marshall could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Amber Marshall play a role in iconic film of Tobit Amber Marshall Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Amber Marshall to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Amber Marshall could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…

Important to project women as role models in popular culture: Kanika Dhillon

Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon says there is still a long way to go for women to find authentic representation in popular culture but the change must happen to inspire other women. Dhillon, the writer behind some of the acclaimed women-led films in recent times such as ”Manmarziyaan”, ”Judgemental Hai Kya” and ”Haseen Dillruba”, said for a story to trigger a on-ground change, female protagonists should be given the centre stage. ”We…

Jackie Gardner could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Jackie Gardner play a role in iconic film of Tobit Jackie Gardner Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Jackie Gardner to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Jackie Gardner could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…