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Oscar Sunday discussion w/ Hollywood insiders

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SAJA, South Asian Journalists Assn & SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing & Entertainment, present their annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in films - from a South Asian perspective.
 
Our experts: Lance Still, EVP, Integrated Marketing & Promotions, The Weinstein Company; Gitesh Pandya, founder Box Office Guru & Raja Sen, Freelance film critic, calling in from Mumbai.
 
Hosted by Aseem Chhabra of SAJA & Rajan Shah of SAMMA - both film industry insiders themselves, who will moderate this session.
 
You should also note these South Asian ties to the 2013 Oscars.  
 
Ang Lee's India focused "Life of Pi" is nominated for 11 Oscars, including one for classical singer Bombay Jayashri for the song "Pi's Lullaby"
 
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" focuses on the hunt and the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A substantial part of the film was shot in India, in and around
Chandigarh.
 
Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" was co-financed by India's Reliance (which finances all Dreamworks films).
 
Anuradha Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women's Action Network and a former U.S. Marine, is featured in "The Invisible War," a nominee for feature-length documentary. It is
an expose about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.
 
Tarsem Singh directed "Mirror Mirror," which has been nominated for costume design. (Eiko Ishioka, the designer, died this past year and is nominated posthumously). 
 
Last year, SAJAer Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won an Oscar for her short documentary "Saving Face."
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lance still
raja sen
gitesh pandya
aseem chhabra
rajan shah
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