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Hope June is going well for all! I am thrilled to invite you to the next CMCS live panel talk and screening of the festival film INTERFERENCE (Dir. Ian Dixon) and the premiere of THE LEAK (Dir. Louis Massey) at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) next Saturday, July 2 - not to be missed!

 9 am EDT / 2 pm WEST / 6:30 pm IST 
Saturday, July 2 
CMCS YouTube 
Bring colleagues and friends, meet the cast and crew, and connect with all – we would love to hear from you in the live chat!
Here are the summaries of the upcoming films:
INTERFERENCE is a psychological thriller about John – a survivor of childhood abuse who has developed Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this remote coastal town, John must confront his own disorder to save an abducted child, or else she and others like her will suffer lifelong psychological damage.
THE LEAK: They start dating based on a lie, but when they find out, they like each other even more – a Romantic Comedy with a twist!

If you have a compelling story with a social message and want to join our next live talk, please feel free to share your submission at our Wall of Fame Festival here: Kindly note that submissions are not limited to filmmakers but extended to all participants using visual communication and celebrating the excellence of cinematic storytelling beyond the politics of fame and fandom.

Meanwhile, we highly recommend revisiting the film TUSCAN DREAM and listening to the outstanding words of filmmaker and academic George Tsouris and our honourable guests here:

This month, we also streamed the live screening of the film BETWEEN DOORS in Lisbon. It was an immersive experience with both offline and online audiences along with the film on the screen. The film was selected as a Finalist at Europa Film Festival in Barcelona earlier this year.


Film director Hussene Keshavjee and co-actors Marko Mitic and David Gill offered timeless words on life and death, how to let go, and not have regrets as a part of our talk on filmmaking beyond film stardom. If you missed, watch the broadcast and be a part of our memorable moments here

Earlier, Canada’s CBC National news, Global news, and Corus Entertainment invited Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) for ethical views concerning actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Read and celebrate excellent points that CMCS member & pop culture scholar Evie Psarras shared on CBC News: Special thanks to all journalists supporting our media coverage. 

That’s all for now!

Do you have unique news and untold stories to share?

Tag us on Twitter @celeb_studies and Instagram cmcs_media.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing you at our next screening on Saturday, July 2, and celebrating more role models at the CMCS Wall of Fame Festival!

Till then, keep rising.

Samita Nandy
Founder & Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
PhD, Curtin University, Austalia (Media / Celebrity)
Alumni, American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA)
Writer, Stage 32 (partnered with Netflix 
Twitter: famecritic | IG samitanandyofficial 

Media (Selected):  The Telegraph, CBC National News, Global News, Globe and Mail, CTV Breaking News CP 24, SUN Media, 24 Hours News, CITY TV News, VICE, Chatelaine, Flare, Hollywood North Magazine, VoyageLA, Yahoo Entertainment, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Canadian Journalism Foundation, ATN Television, CINA 1650 AM, VoiceAmerica Women, Brampton Guardian, and ‘Daytime’ on Rogers Television. ANDA (Brazil), Nippon TV (Japan). Also, published in Intellect Books and Celebrity Studies journal editions.


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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