Web Series from Barry John Films

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A riotous comedy and an inspiring interview show mark BJ Films’ entry into production of web series.

Gayi Bhains Pani Mein stars noted comedian and environmental activist Vasu Primlani as the Director of a Delhi-based environmental NGO. The staff of the NGO is basically unsustainable, tackling and failing to make a dent in a series of problems – air pollution, waste disposal, water pollution – all the while focusing more on interpersonal squabbling.

Moving Up with Sanjay Sujitabh is a series of interviews with Delhi people who started “low” and moved up to success in a variety of businesses. They talk about their success while we show the backstories that helped make it possible.

Both series will be available in the usual places early next year.

 

We Need Teachers

We’re always on the lookout for BJAS grads (especially DC and DFA) who want to teach in any of our programs. If you’re interested, fill in the form or mailto:enquiries@bjas.in.

Our Summer Kids Workshops in Delhi NCR has opened. Sometime soon – likely in Juy – we will continue the training program for YAC workshops, with placements at our partner venues or (at reduced pay!) with Delhi area NGOs. Not required to be a BJAS grad, but you should have experience in theatre or with kids or both. Fill in the form or give Siddharth Khanna a call on 9205316577.

Latest on DFA – New Batches in Mumbai and New Delhi

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OK… we’re full in Mumbai for 3 October. Next up is 9 January 2017 – and it’s filling up, so “act” now. In New Delhi, we have opened the 5 September batch, so 24 October is the next opening.

If you’d like to join India’s finest professional film acting course, send us a contact form (link at bottom of every page) or give us a call on +91 9967977966, +91 9967977966 or 022-26742192 and talk to Manisha (in Mumbai) or Ratika and Vitista in New Delhi on +91 9716114466 or +91 9999704455.. Full info on the course is here.

Barry Sir’s 70th Birthday Celebrations

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We’ve had a full round of celebrations for Barry John’s 70th birthday. In Delhi, a Sunday brunch plus bash was held at Sanjoy Roy’s (of TeamworkArts, which organises the Jaipur Lit Fest, among other events). Pals from Theatre Action Group including actor Rituraj, Vidyun Singh (Habitat Centre) were on hand along with BJAS Director Sanjay Sujitabh and many others. Manoj Bajpayee brought the just-out (pun intended) trailer for his new film Aligarh, and there were video greetings from Siddharth Basu, Anita Basu and Kunal Kapoor, among others. Following day the staff and students at BJAS Delhi Studio had a brief post-shoot celebration. Next up, a lunch with the Mumbai crowd, and a dinner fete for the Mumbai staff hosted by Barry himself. Total cake tally: six. Visit the BJAS Facebook page to offer your congratulations or story in the comments.

We’re Working with Kunal M Shah for Casting

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BJAS is happy to announce its new association with our old friend, the
dynamic Kunal M Shah for casting. Based in Mumbai, Kunal has been
casting director for dozens of major Bollywood films, and has worked
for years in casting under his casting agency ‘Cast In Time’.
He has also co-founded a talent management agency, ‘Trend In
Time’, along with filmmaker Lovely Singh of Kya Love Story Hai fame.
Under this agency, the dynamic duo has been managing a total of close
to 30 actors and filmmakers including the likes of Vikram Bhatt,
Subhash Kapoor, Rajniesh Duggall, Ayesha Takia, Harshad Chopra, Gautam
Rode, Sandeepa Dhar to name a few. He will be selecting BJAS grads
from both Mumbai and Delhi for his agency and also passing along
audition calls for all BJAS grads. Call Atul at the Mumbai Studio for
more info – auditions for the agency will be held in the near future.