Bangladesh Photographers Award 2019, conferred

Professional Photographers Affiliation Bangladesh (PPAB) organised Bangladesh Photographers Award 2019, which is a part of World Photographic Cup 2019 – an international photo competition. The competition took place from January 15-16 at Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi.  Renowned photographer, Matthew Tan, from Singapore, presented the awards to the winners. The winners were judged based on six categories…

Stars to battle for reserved seats for women in parliament

Selling of nomination forms to aspirants for reserved seats for women in the 11th parliament, kicked off on January 15. A number of popular faces were spotted collecting their nomination forms. Following is a special report on women artistes who intend to fight for the reserved seats. Celebrated actor Moushumi collected her nomination form accompanied…

Disney to adapt 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' live-action musical

Disney is in the early development stage of The Hunchback of Notre Dame live-action movie, based on Disney's animated film and Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, Notre-Dame de Paris. Playwright David Henry Hwang is set to write the script, with Mandeville Films and Josh Gad as producers. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will compose the music.…

Leesa Gazi's journey with 'Rising Silence'

British-Bangladeshi writer, director, actor and playwright, Leesa Gazi has dedicated her career to presenting powerful stories told from a woman's perspective, via theatre and film. Her documentary film, Rising Silence, memorialising accounts of Birangona women of the 1971 Liberation War, recently premiered at the Dhaka International Film Festival 2019. Produced by Komola Collective, Openvizor and…