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Brando's First Screen Test Discovered


Marlon Brando Marlon Brando's first scene test, made in 1947 for Rebel Without a Cause, a film made eight years later with James Dean in the starring role, has been discovered and will be included as an extra in a DVD set featuring a restored Streetcar Named Desire scheduled to be released on May 2. In an interview with The Times, Darwin Porter, author of the biography Brando Unzipped, said, "Screen tests preserved of the great stars are usually pretty awful ... This one had me mesmerized.


Indo-British Treaty To Realise Ten Pics a Year -JOWELL

Tessa Jowell - treaty worth ten joint films a yearIndia and Britain will together make 10 films worth 155 million pounds initially under a co-production treaty partly signed last year according to the UK Culture Secretary. 
Tessa Jowell, speaking in Mumbai, pointed out that Indian films accounted for over 16 percent of all British releases last year.


Industry Gathers for Merchant Farewell

Ismail Merchant, literary film producer Britain's film world gathered at a film premiere last night to pay a final farewell to Ismail Merchant. Also present was his director and co-producing partner in what turned out to be their final collaboration. Merchant's "surrogate" family - writers and actors - attended in strength for the screening of The White Countess, from his co-producer in 23 Merchant Ivory films, James Ivory, to Madeleine Daly, a ten year old who appears in the last film of his 45-year career.