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  • Reena Dutt: Super Woman

Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Reena Dutt

By |September 22nd, 2013|Brown Hollywood, CSAFF, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, SAIFF 2012|

Reena Dutt is an incredibly talented human being. She's a producer, writer, director, actor and superhero. I'm not kidding. Dutt has been involved in some of iiF's favorite projects, one of which just screened at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) this weekend. Yes you guessed it, she is a producer of "...Or Die" and "Squad 85." As an actress she's been in television shows like "Medium", "Out of Practice", and "Criminal Minds." In fact, she even just shot a pilot for A&E. As far as directing and producing goes, her credits include "Snapshot!", "El Doctor", "June, Adrift" and [...]

  • Gregory Bonsignore in "Squad 85"

Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Gregory Bonsignore

By |September 20th, 2013|Brown Hollywood, CSAFF, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, SAIFF 2012|

It is no secret that iiF loves the short film "...Or Die", (co-directed by Gregory Bonsignore and John Petaja) which won the Audience Award at the HBO South Asian Film Festival last year. In fact, we're pretty sure our review is longer than the movie itself. Thankfully, that didn't discourage writer and co-director Gregory Bonsignore from talking to us about the film. Greg is one of the nicest and funniest guys you're likely to meet (and I've only met him once!). He's a fantastic writer with credits that include shows like "Lie to me", "Three Rivers" and "Homeland" (where he's a script coordinator). [...]

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Aziz Ansari dominates the James Franco Roast

By |September 4th, 2013|Brown Hollywood|

"There are more Indians with sitcoms now than 7-11's. My last three roles were Randy, Chet and Tom." - Aziz Ansari at the James Franco Roast. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images I don't think everyone is racist when it comes to Indians. I just think they get lazy with their material. There have been jokes and stereotypes over the last couple of decades that have persisted for various reasons. Indians run conveniences stores, smell funny and look like apes. Hilarious right? Well a bunch of people roasting James Franco on Monday night found some of those exact stereotypes, [...]