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CMCS Film Panel 

We are thrilled to invite you to an exclusive CMCS panel talk on the award-winning film Off Duty with the director, Shetal Shah, along with her cast and crew! 
Sunday, November 6 at 9 am EST  (New York) / 2 pm GMT (London) / 7:30 pm IST (Delhi)
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CMCS Facebook - send a request to join and participate in our closed members' group
Off Duty and its previous festivals were featured in Elle and Variety. Learn more about her film on page 5 of our 2022 film festival program, meet the cast and crew in advance here: 
Special thanks to honorable guests George TsourisIan DixonKen HolmesBasuli, DebSwati Chugh, Andrea Marshall, and Sille Larsen for joining us. Please bring questions and introduce yourself in the live chat – we want to hear from you this Sunday, November 6!


Off Dutyour 1st runner-up award winner in the fiction category, was one of the finalists among this year's top nominees at the CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival in Lisbon last month! The nominations included our best film award-winner, How Green, addressing all urgent social justice issues, including humanitarianism, vegan and animal ethics, and environmental sustainability. Other films included The Dark Horse of Suffragettes, 1st runner-up award winner in the non-fiction category, as well as The Follower and The Voice Over Artist, recipients of an Honourable Mention. 

We are incredibly proud of CMCS members & scholars 
Andrea Marshall and Kiera Obbard and for the screening of their debut films! To learn about all our Wall of Fame official screenings and talks, visit the festival Special acknowledgments to our jury members Evie Psarras and Louis Massey for their excellent evaluation of all films. 
Media – National News

We are honored to share that CBC Entertainment News interviewed and covered CMCS' views on the representation of Marilyn Monroe in the 2022 film Blonde. Read more here: Full video recording of the interview will be shared in the following newsletter. 
 Book Launch

Congratulations to CMCS award-winning scholar and filmmaker Ian Dixon who published I'm Not a Film Star David Bowie as ActorYou can order his book at Bloomsbury press: To meet Ian Dixon and celebrate his book in person, check out his launch event in Melbourne this month!
 Film Production
In addition to sponsoring the Wall of Fame Festival and honoring worldwide film nominees and authors, CMCS Media is currently in the process of finishing its second film production! For all production updates and ways to participate, follow our IG cmcs_media.
That's all for now!
Do you have unique news to share in media and celebrity studies? 
Tag us on Twitter @celeb_studies with over 4100 members & and join Sunday, November 6! For media inquiries, email 
Samita Nandy
Founder, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
Director, Wall of Fame Film Festival 
Twitter: famecritic | IG samitanandyofficial 


Ethical Fashion and Glamour: Styling and Branding the Persona

Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism 
and Politics

Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies 

Celebrity Studies 

Celebrity & The Media

A Companion to Celebrity

Persona Studies: An Introduction

Personas and Places

Fame in Hollywood North 

Popular Culture & the Intellectual 

Becoming Media Critics

Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society


Teaching Compassion

Media Experts

Prof. P. David Marshall

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Louis Massey 
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr. Basuli Deb

Dr Jackie Raphael 

Dr Celia Lam 
Dr Ian Dixon
Dr Jacque L. Foltyn
 Douglas Machado
Dr Mira Moshe
 Hilary Wheaton
Sutikshya Mallick

Founder & Director

 Samita Nandy 

Advisory Board

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam
Dr William Huddy
Dr Frank Wilson
Dr Nicole Bojko
Dr Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton

Editorial Board

Dr Robert Caine
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Jarret Ruminski
Dr Will Visconti 

Kiera Obbard
Georgia Hertz
Christine Bode
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