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6th Annual La Femme International Film Festival Social Media Workshop "How To Create A Buzz For your Film"

Hollywood, CA,  Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) MAYO Communications announced today it is sponsoring the first social media workshop at the 6th Annual La Femme International Film Festival, October 16th, 10 AM to Noon, Hollywood, CA, The four-day event (Oct. 14-17th), will be held at the Renberg Theatre, 1125 N McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA, 90038.

"Now that you have your film completed, trailer, website and traditional media, don't forget to engage your biggest fans via social media," said George Mc Quade, social media workshop moderator. "Engaging film enthusiasts about your movies or projects is critical to a successful campaign. This year the Film Festival is presenting a timely social media workshop to help filmmakers optimize content and buzz about their movies projects." The seminar "How to market and sell your film" is expected to be sold out.



India ranked very low at 112 out of total 134 in World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

CALCUTTA, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) India is ranked at 112 out of total 134 listed countries in the Global Gender Gap Report issued by World Economic Forum.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, commenting on India’s low ranking on the list, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that India needed to take urgent steps to make women as equal partners in the society and eliminate gender inequality. Lesser gender gaps would also bring prosperity and economic competitiveness to the country besides fairness.


Asia's Dwindling Freshwater Supplies - more efficient use of water planned

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct 12, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ADB) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has developed a draft framework for its water operations that calls for sweeping efficiency improvements and greater public-private sector partnerships to address the water crisis in Asia and the Pacific.

The Draft Water Operational Framework for 2011-2020 was discussed today at the "Water: Crisis and Choices - ADB and Partners Conference 2010" at ADB headquarters in Manila. The event has drawn together over 600 water professionals from government, industry, think tanks and non-profit organizations from around the world to examine water challenges and the solutions needed to overcome them.



India focuses on Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) to Bridge Urban-Rural Divide

By Atul Kr. Tiwari
Director ( M & C), Press Information Bureau, New Delhi 

New Delhi, Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Real India exists in villages, said the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. However despite all the efforts even after six decades of Independence, one of the striking aspects of the country has been the vast difference in terms of facilities in the urban and rural areas. In order to bridge the gap between urban India & rural Bharat yet another effort is being made by the Ministry Of Rural Development in the form of a renovated Provision Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) scheme.

PURA is a Central Sector scheme re-launched by Ministry of Rural Development during the remaining period of the XI Plan with support from Department of Economic Affairs and the technical assistance of Asian Development Bank. The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing the PURA scheme under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework between Gram Panchayat(s) and private sector partners with active support of the State Governments.


Roger Waters bows to Jewish criticism and alters video for "The Wall" live concert show

Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pr-inside) World famous Pink Floyd Rocker ROGER WATERS has bowed to pressure from officials at America's Anti-Defamation League and 'tweaked' an offensive video which plays on a big screen behind him during his THE WALL shows.

The video segment causing all the trouble juxtaposed the Star of David and dollar signs.


NY Film Exposure Network (NYFEN) showcases Lights Camera Exposure talent

Lights.Camera.Exposure! NYFEN to Screen “Broken Clouds”. A Highly Anticipated Short Film by Award Winning Filmmaker Yuri Alves, a 2007 Semi- Finalist in Steven Spielberg produced "The Lot"

New York, NY, October 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com)  The NY Film Exposure Network (NYFEN) to host its 2010 event finale on October 22nd at Room Service Lounge, 35 East 21st Street NYC (6:45pm). Over 213+ film industry insiders are scheduled to attend this event. The guest list includes; invited local celebs, film, fashion, finance, philanthropists and entertainment media professionals.

What is so great about this event for industry supporters is that it empowers the independent film community and gives back to charity. Aside from showcasing the up-and-coming, this event will benefit Children of our Villages – a non-profit that contributes to the empowerment and education of dis-advantaged children around the world affected by HIV/AIDS. Through Children of Our Villages (COOV), these children are given the opportunity to create and share their stories with the rest of the world; which helps to improve their communities and quality of life.


Asia's Water Crisis - 600 representatives from 35 countries confer at ADB Manila

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ADB) Finding solutions to Asia’s water crisis will be the focus of an international water conference in Manila starting today.

About 600 representatives from water constituencies in government, think-tanks, non-profits, and industry from 53 countries will gather at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters from 11 to 15 October to discuss issues and solutions to the water crisis that threatens the region’s economic growth, and environmental sustainability.


Beautiful Filipina-American Actress Shelene Atanacio Wins Break Out Action Star, Nominated for Best Actress

Shelene Atanacio, known for her role in the film, Harrison Montgomery, starring Oscar Winner Martin Landau, just won "Break Out Action Star" at the Pasadena Action on Film International Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Actress" at the American International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California for her role as crime fighting secret agent, Lola Basheer, in the film DragonFly, produced by RedCape Cinema.

Hot Phillipines actress Shelene AtanacioBurlingame, CA, October 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Actress, Shelene Atanacio, was awarded "Break Out Action Star" at the Pasadena Action on Film International Film Festival for her role in the film Codename: Dragonfly, where she plays secret agent Lola Basheer. Shelene received her award at the Black Tie Gala and Awards Reception on July 29, 2010. Awardees in other categories include a Life Time Achievement Award going to legendary actress Talia Shire from The GodFather. The Pasadena Action on Film International Film Festival brings together over 500 filmmakers from around the world.

Archbishop of Canterbury in India hosts Anglican-Hindu dialogue

CALCUTTA, Oct 10, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has welcomed hosting of dialogue by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams with five Hindu swamis (ascetics) in Bangalore (India) on October 20, “to engage in discussions for mutual understanding”.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour. Religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience, Zed stressed.


Little Town of Bethlehem (20I0) - New Film Tells Stories of Hope in Midst of Violence

Like all EGM films, Little Town of Bethlehem was created with a global youth audience in mind. But this film will connect with any viewer who desires a deeper understanding of conflict resolution. “The major themes in the film are universal and timeless. The desire to end violence through nonviolence is not a demographic phenomenon, though often it is youth that mobilize. The theme of this film is appropriate for anyone who deals with conflict. This hopeful message of equality is for all,” says Jim Hanon, chief creative officer at EGM and the film’s director. “Little Town of Bethlehem doesn’t focus on who’s right or who’s wrong. The focus is on three men from different places and with different backgrounds who struggle together toward this common goal through nonviolence. We feel that the nonviolent approach promoted by the film is a humanitarian message with the power to transcend religions, nations, politics, languages, and cultures.” Watch the movie trailer on Washington Bangla Radio.


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