Ang Lee

Ang Lee to make TV debut

Ang Lee to make TV debutLos Angeles, March 16 : Double Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has signed up his debut TV directorial. He will helm the pilot episode of a new series titled "Tyrant".

The announcement comes after Lee won the best director Academy Award for "Life Of Pi" last month, reports contactmusic. com.

The TV show is set to be one based around cultural and political conflict, focusing on an everyday American family who find themselves caught up amidst the middle of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, according to BBC.

Ang Lee wins best director Oscar for `Life of Pi`

Ang-LeeLos Angeles, Feb 25 : Ang Lee repeated history by beating Steven Spielberg again to claim the best director Oscar for his movie `Life of Pi.'

The Asian director had first beaten Spielberg in 2006 when the two were nominated for their movie `Brokeback Mountain' and `Munich.'

The 59-year-old also beat Michael Haneke - `Amour,' Benh Zeitlin - `Beasts of the Southern Wild,' and David O. Russell `Silver Linings Playbook,' the LA Times reported.

`Life of Pi,' based on Yann Martel's bestselling novel, centers on a boy's survival in the ocean after he is involved in a tragic shipwreck.

'Life of Pi' transcends boundaries: Distributor

Life-of-PiNew Delhi, Feb 25 : With Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" winning four golden statuettes at the 85th Academy Awards, its distributor Fox Star Studios has hailed it saying it is a rare work of cinema.

The film bagged four honours at the glitzy gala Sunday night, including the best director award for Lee.

"We are delighted with 'Life Of Pi' winning the maximum number of Oscars this year! Ang Lee is one of those rare directors in today's time, and his vision has transformed the film into those rare works of cinema that transcend boundaries with its universal appeal," Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement.

Missing Woodstock

Ang LeeWhen the going gets musical, they go Goa. That seems to be filmmaker Ang Lee's (maker of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain) India mantra. The Oscar-winning director's ode to musical musings - that came alive with the release of his latest film, Taking Woodstock, entered India with a premiere in Goa recently. But even as the film opens in India two months after its worldwide release, Delhi music fans have to wait at least a few more weeks before they could catch a glimpse of it.

India premiere of Ang Lee's 'Taking Woodstock' in Goa

Ang LeePanaji, Oct 8 : The India premiere of Oscar Award winner Ang Lee directed Hollywood film "Taking Woodstock" was held at a multiplex in Goa.

The premiere of the film was held at the Inox multiplex Wednesday.

According to Ranjan Singh of PVR pictures, which is responsible for the film's marketing, scales for the "off the beaten track" premiere location tilted in Goa's favour, over more conventional metro cities because Goa's backdrop blended perfectly with music.

Ang Lee ‘working on film version of Life of Pi’

Ang LeeNevada (US), Sept 9 : Oscar winner Ang Lee is working with a writer on film adaptation of Yann Martel's fantasy "Life of Pi" about a boy from Pondicherry, India, who survives 227 days after shipwreck, according to reports.

Lee is quoted as saying: "It's a very strong story, but it's hard to crack."

Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, welcoming the film adaptation of this India influenced story, urged Lee to handle the Pi's spirituality exploration and holistic edge with cultural sensitivity.

Ang Lee's film celebrates Woodstock spirit

Ang Lee's film celebrates Woodstock spiritCannes  - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee admits he also was swept along with the spirit of Woodstock when making his tribute to the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival.

"I was in peace and happiness making the film," said Taiwanese- born Lee Saturday at a press conference marking the screening of his Taking Woodstock at the Cannes Film Festival.

"I am not particularly a rock fan or person," US-based Lee said, who added that it wanted to explore the cultural phenomena surrounding the three-day music extravaganza.

Ang Lee to head 2009 Venice film festival jury

Ang Lee to head 2009 Venice film festival juryLondon, Feb 28: Oscar-winning director Ang Lee will head the jury at this year''s Venice Film Festival, organisers have announced.

The Taiwanese-born filmmaker, who made Brokeback Mountain, has won the Italian event''s main prize twice.

The festival is due to take place from 2 to 12 September, reports The BBC.

In a statement on the event''s website, Lee was praised as "one of the most highly appreciated international film makers".

Ang Lee to head jury at 2009 Venice Film Festival

Ang Lee to head jury at 2009 Venice Film FestivalVenice, Italy - Taiwanese-born Academy Award winning director, Ang Lee, will head the jury at this year's edition of the Venice Film Festival, organizers announced Friday.

The world's oldest film competition, the festival this year marks its 66th edition and runs in the lagoon city from September 2 to September 12.

Ang Lee in talks to make Hollywood adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’

Ang Lee in talks to make Hollywood adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’London, Feb 19 : Oscar-winner Ang Lee is being lined up to adapt the novel `Life of Pi' into a Hollywood movie.

The director is in talks over the adaptation of Yann Martel''s novel.

The Man Booker prize-winning book tells the tale of a lone shipwreck survivor who shares his lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orang-utan and a tiger, reports the Telegraph.




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