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Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group has launched a new devision called Hyde Park Entertainment Asia, which “will focus on producing high profile film and TV projects created by Indian and Asian filmmakers to spotlight authentic stories for a global audience, helmed by a diverse and inclusive talent pool.”
“Continuing Hyde Park’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the division’s first slate will have a focus on Indian stories for both English-and local-language audiences,” the entertainment group said Thursday.
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And one of the projects currently in development in that initial slate is “Break the Room,” an Indian-American half-hour comedy series from Paul Feig’s Diversity Initiative Powderkeg and ShivHans Pictures, written by Sameer Gardezi (“Modern Family”) and Jimy Shah. Hyde Park likens the potential show to ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Hyde Park is also expanding its production operations by adding an Asian base in Chennai, India which joins its European oﬃces in London and its headquarters in Los Angeles. According to the company, Hyde Park and Image Nation Abu Dhabi “continue their long-term film financing partnership.”
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“Now more than ever the Hollywood dream needs to be multicultural and all inclusive,” Amritraj said. “I look forward to collaborating with wonderful Indian and Asian talent long into the future to tell unique and authentic stories that reflect our global world.”
See below for Hyde Park Entertainment Asia’s initial slate, with the descriptions each in the company’s own words.
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PASHMINA: A large-scale animated musical feature with Netflix in the vein of COCO. Based on the bestselling graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani, Pashmina is a magical story of family and cultural connection with Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham,” Sundance hit “Blinded by the Light”) on-board to direct.
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