Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Digital entertainment firm Wattpad and talent agency Huayi Brothers Korea have partnered to adapt Wattpad stories for film, TV and digital outlets.Wattpad, an online community of readers and writers, will use machine learning software to sift through the 565 million stories it houses. The selected stories will be adapted for screen, with the two companies set as co-producers.“Wattpad’s model is the future of entertainment, using technology to find great storytellers and bring them to an international audience,” said, Jay Ji, CEO, Huayi Brothers Korea.“In an era of entertainment abundance, working with Wattpad means access to the most important things in the industry: a data-backed approach to development, and powerful, proven stories that audiences have already fall in love with.” Previously known as SIM Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Korea is a talent company that has its own stock market listing in Korea and is predominantly owned by Chinese film studio Huayi Brothers Media. It represents talent including Kim Ok-bin, Han Sun-hwa, and Kin Yoon-seok.Wattpad has a slate of over 20 films in the works in Indonesia with streaming platform iflix. It produces ‘Light as a Feather,” with AwesomenessTV and Grammnet for Hulu in the U.S. Its feature film “After,” based on Anna Todd’s best-selling novel, will hit theatres on April 12, 2019.
Abiding by Gandhiji’s message of peace and the importance of sensitising young minds to it, the college chose the fest theme as the exuberant Colours of Peace. The chief guest of the event was renowned film actor and Padma Bhushan awardee Sharmila Tagore; guests of honour were film director Anusha Rizvi, and film actor Naseer Abdullah. Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Sharmila Tagore gave an inspirational speech on peace and on the spirit of democracy. She talked about how peace is a continuous process, and a pursuit which one should never abandon. She quoted from Pablo Neruda’s Prayers for the Earth emphasising how important it is to sustain the fabric of democracy, secularism and freedom. Her address was followed by Naseer Abdullah’s heartfelt rendition of KL Saigal’s Suno Suno Aye Krishna Kala. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The spirit of the fest came alive with cultural performances by the college students. The music society of the college sang a mesmerizing sufi song which was equally matched by the song sung by the western music society girls. A classical dance rendition of Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara performed by the Indian classical dance society, Nupur, captivated the audience, making them experience the joy of different seasons and exuberance of life. The show stopper was a scintillating performance by the Nritya, dance society students, on the famous Hindi film songs of Sharmila Tagore. She was highly impressed by the performance and thanked the entire college for such a heartfelt tribute. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixParticipated by students across all DU colleges, the fest included various competitions ranging from Euphonie-Western music competition, Question and answer quiz show, Sanskrit recitation to Footloose-dance competition. The second day too continued with much excitement and immense participation from various colleges. The events of the day were Jabberwocky- Turncoat Debate, Bardoratory- Soliloquies in Shakespeare’s Plays, Create from Waste and many more. Live performance by Stereo Nation aka Taz thrilled and mesmerized the crowd.