Film Development Board of Nepal has unveiled a 10-point-document outlining its rules and regulation for the development of movie making in Nepal. The rules were distributed to the journalists in a press meet organized on Monday, March 12, 2012.
Note: Following is unofficial translation of Nepali text (attached below)
- About Film Development Board being autonomous– A law will soon be passed to ensure the Board to be more powerful and functional.
- About national film festival – National film festival to be held in Surkhet of Mid-Western region within the month of Chaitra.
- About international film festival – An international film festival will be held in June 1, 2012.
- About film censorship in the hall of the Board – Movies are being censored in the Board’s new movie theatre. The hall rental for Nepali movie is fixed at Rs. 1000 and for foreign movie, it is Rs. 3000.
- About delegation of responsibility to the Board – The Ministry of Information and Communication has authorized the Board to determine movie show times in film halls. No movie hall is allowed to have a morning shows before 11:00 AM except for Saturday.
- Networking for Box Office report and organized business practice – The Board will require every Nepali and foreign films to submit their income and progress report.
- Management of production, re-production, sale and distribution of copyright of film and film related materials – Following are the regulations;
- The companies producing CD, DVD, VCD, VHS should obtain the production license for each of those films from the Film Development Board.
- Each CD, DVD, VCD, VHS should contain the hologram provided by the Film Development Board.
- If such materials are produced by the ones authorized by the Board, such companies will be punished according to Copyright Act 2059.
- The retailers and rentals of movies should get a 5-year license to sell or rent movies. They should renew the license every 5 years.
- To make movie sector more reliable – The Board is planning to require movie makers to deposit some amount of money with the Board that will be released after the movie is censored.
- Classification of cinema halls – The board has expanded the classification of cinema halls in addition to Video and Colloid. The classification is pending approval of the ministry.
- On ethics of film producers, hall owner, distributors, and artists – The board will release the ethics of all involved in film making in future.
On the 13th of January, Friday four Nepali movies are being released in Kathmandu.
Although all the four movies Loot, Bazar, Sadak and Masti claim to be a hit, it is no secret that there simply aren’t enough Nepali movie lovers to watch more than one new movie in theaters.
I saw an interview of Namrata Shrestha published in an online magazine Ujyalo Online. The title looked interesting but, I later realized that it was totally deceiving. After reading the whole interview, I felt I was cheated by the website.
Do deceiving titles work in online media?
The title, when translated, reads "My character represents the current generation – Namrata Shrestha"
After the Binita Baral controversy over the publication some of her photos in various magazine covers, the producer of the movie, Arju Kumar, decided to destroy all the posters designed with the naked photos. About Rs. 250,000 was the cost of design, re-design, and printing of the destroyed posters.
Actor Bhuwan KC had organized a huge party on the occasion of his daughter’s marriage. In the party, high profile gusts were invited including ex-King Gyanendra Shah. Ex-king arrived one hour before the party began and left offering his best wishes to the new couple and having a cup of black coffee.
Participants included speaker of the house Subash Nebwang, Chief of Army Chatra Man Gurung, ex-prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Surya Bahadur Thapa.
A journalist / news reader Komal Oli has been a successful singer. Now, after two decades of singing, the unmarried singer is going to venture in a new field, acting.
In a press meet organized in Kathmandu, the producers of upcoming movie "Dabdaba" have told that Komal Oli will be featured in a special role. The movie to be written and directed by M.S. Agraj will also feature a song by Komal. The director told that Komal will be featured in a "Hot and Spicy" role.
Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal is currently in Japan and he has witnessed the devastation due to earthquake and tsunami. Rajesh is currently living in a city located about 300 km from the earthquake epicenter. The place is told to be safe for more earthquake damages.
Hamal was reported to be living in tents in the open area to be safe from any damages caused by earthquake. This is a good news for the fans of Rajesh Hamal and we hope he will return back as soon as possible.
According to the Japanese prime minister, this event is the biggest crisis in Japan after the World War 2. About 10,000 people are feared to have died in the earthquake. About a dozen Nepali living in Japan are reported to be missing.
After the earthquake, a massive explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant has left several workers injured (Japan TV’s image on right).
The earthquake is reported to have killed more than 600 people and hundreds more are missing. The tsunami triggered by the offshore earthquake has washed a number of towns and villages in Japan’s north-east coast.
In the last year’s Forbes Magazine’s Rich List, a 70-year-old Mexican telecommunications mogul, Carlos Slim, worth an estimated fortune of $53.5 billion, succeed in surprising Bill Gate’s $53 billion. That was a slim margin of $0.5 billion. Before that, Bill Gates had been the richest person for 14 of the past 15 years.
This year, the 71 year old Slim’s fortune leap-frogged by almost $21 billions to reach $74 billion. Bill Gates, 55, has become a distant second with $56 billion worth of fortune. That was according to the Forbes’ World’s Billionaires 2011.
It was back in May 18 of 2006, Nepal was pronounced a secular state and was no longer the ‘only Hindu nation in the world’. But, a news published on Nov. 5 in Kantipur and Himalayan Times implies that Nepal is still a ‘Hindu Kingdom’ in practice.
A Muslim from Siraha, Eastern Nepal, Mohammad Sabir, was arrested on charges of selling cow meat. Muslims don’t worship cows, and the "New Nepal" respects every religions.
Then, why is a Muslim arrested for selling cow meat? Is it only because Hindu (80% of the population) don’t eat it? Well, Muslims don’t eat pigs. Does that mean butchers selling pig meat should be arrested ?
Rajesh Hamal has responded to various media reports accusing him to be irresponsible towards the health of general public. The allegation is the result of an advertisement featuring Real Juice. A consumer advocate group had also asked the government to investigate the involvement of Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Dipak Bista, and Min Bahadur Gurung in the advertisement of tainted product.
I am not a great fan of Kamal Thapa as a politician. But, I sure would congratulate Kamal Thapa as a title winner of Vetran Tennis played in Delhi, India.
The first Nepali TV to be broadcasted through satellite in the entertainment history, Channel Nepal, is going to come-back in your living room from Friday, September 24, 2010. The new management of the TV is full of young, energetic, and experienced VJs, anchor, and producers. The team of 12 lead by Sumitpratap J.B. Rana will focus on entertainment theme in the start. News, views and analysis will follow in coming days.
Sadichha Shrestha, 19, has become this year’s Miss Nepal. Contestant no. 1 Sadichha was crowned the Darbur Special Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2010 during a special program held at Tribhuwan Army Officers Club, Bhadrakali, Kathmandu on Sept. 1, 2010.
On Wednesday September 1, 2010 Miss Nepal 2010 is going to be held in Army Officer’s Club at Bhadrakali, Kathmandu. The 18 contestants will compete for the crown of one of the biggest fashion event in Nepal. There are 8 grils from Kathmandu, 3 from Lalitpur and one each from Dharan, Sunsari, Rajbiraj, Birgunj, Kabhre, Tanahun, Arghakhachi and Mahendranagar. Most of the participants this year are in Bachelor’s level.
The beauties have been in training for the last one and half months. The winner of the contest will represent Nepal in the Miss World 2010 to be held in China.
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