Merchant Ivory : News & Events Directory
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Introduction to 50 Years of Merchant Ivory
- Thursdays in September

In 1961, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory formed Merchant Ivory Productions, a film company that would become highly celebrated for its elegant literary adaptations, which were produced on modest budgets yet achieved grandeur through the pair's ingenuity and imagination.

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James Ivory in Conversation
How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies

Robert Emmet Long
Foreword by Janet Maslin

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The Costume Designers Guild Announces the Winners
of the 7th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Ismail Merchant and James Ivory received the Distinguished Producer/Director Award, presented to them by screen and stage star Bernadette Peters.

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Heights

Heights (R) *** 1/2
By Peter Debruge

Discovered on the New York stage by producer Ismail Merchant, Heights is the movie I wanted Closer to be.

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Heights

Heights
Variety.com's: Sundance 2005
By Lisa Nesselson

Life throws a famous actress some last minute rewrites in "Heights," an entertaining ensembler marbled with wit and heartache.

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The Goddess


From Soul Diva to a Goddess...
Film Producer Ismail Merchant talks about his latest movie and casting Tina Turner.

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The Goddess

"THE GODDESS"

A statement by Ismail Merchant concerning the proposed film project
to be directed by Ismail Merchant and starring Tina Turner

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The Goddess


Rock Diva Tina Turner to Play Hindu Goddess in Film
Associated Press

Filmmaker Ismail Merchant and rock-n-roll diva Tina Turner chat in a houseboat outside the southern Indian city of Cochin, February 12, 2004.

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The White Countess

The White Countess Wraps Principal
Photography and is Now in Post Production

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Hollywood
Reporter


Merchant Ivory Seeking New 'Heights' of Success
Hollywood Reporter - By Ian Mohr

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Heights


Merchant Ivory Begins Production of "Heights"


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Associated Press


Le Divorce at the Venice Film Festival

Associated Press - Excerpt taken from a story by TOM RACHMAN

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USA TODAY


Everyone wants custody of a 'Kelly' handbag

USA TODAY - by Olivia Barker

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Hollywood
Reporter


Deauville Film Fest Sets Lineup of U.S. Indies

Hollywood Reporter - as reported by Charles Masters

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Le Divorce


Center of Attention

New York Post - by Liz Smith

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My Passage From India



"My Passage From India" by Ismail Merchant
makes the best seller list in India

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The Merchant and Ivory Foundaiton



The Producer
Behind the scenes, cinema icon Ismail Merchant
is turning his passion for filmmaking into an
endowment to help young artists.

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Le Divorce


Merchant Ivory's latest film, Le Divorce, stars Kate Hudson,
Naomi Watts, Sam Waterston, and Glenn Close

Naomi Watt's Ride, Post - "Mulhollond Drive" (New York Times, May 11, 2003)

The Movie of LE DIVORCE (Food & Wine, June 2003)

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Merci,
Docteur Rey

"Merci, Docteur Rey" East Coast Debut
at the Brooklyn Film Festival

The 6th annual Brooklyn International Film Festival opened April 28 with the East Coast premiere of the Merchant Ivory production "Merci, Docteur Rey," which stars Diane Weist as a narcissistic opera singer whose son witnesses a murder.

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Film-maker James Ivory donates a collection of personal
documents to the University of Oregon

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The Merchant and Ivory Foundation

Bollywood Comes to the Hudson:
A Half Century of Indian Film

May 22-25, Memorial Day Weekend, 2003
Time & Space Limited in Hudson, NY

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Ismail Merchant



Ismail Merchant's new book,
My Passage from India
,
in the press

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Ismail Merchant
Sage and screen:
After more than 40 years of making films, Ismail Merchant has become a real movie guru, says Rebecca Broadley

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Le Divorce


Merchant Ivory's latest film, Le Divorce, stars Kate Hudson,
Naomi Watts, Sam Waterston, and Glenn Close

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Ismail Merchant
Newsweek Magazine profiles Ismail Merchant's latest book,
My Passage from India

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Ismail Merchant

 

My Passage from India by Ismail Merchant

The new book by Ismail Merchant. A Filmmakers's Journey from Bombay to Hollywood and Beyond.

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Naomi Watts

The Grown-Up Ingenue
The New York Times Magazine - by Frank Rich

"She stands out as that rarely spotted species of actress to deliver both fresh glamour and mature talent."

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Le Divorce

Californians in Paris; Merchant Ivory, Too
The New York Times - by Kristin Hohenadel

On a sparkling April afternoon in the private garden of an elegant house near the Seine, James Ivory had shushed the actors, adjusted the lights and pointed the camera - but he was not about to call "Action!" on a party scene until the bells from a neighboring church had stopped ringing.

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts featured in the September Issue of Interview Magazine

Naomi Watts featured in the September issue of Interview Magazine has recently completed the shooting of Le Divorce.

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The Merchant and Ivory Foundation

The Merchant and Ivory Foundation sponsors the Telluride Festival short film program

Ismail Merchant and James Ivory announced today that the Merchant and Ivory Foundation will be a long-term sponsor of the Telluride Film Festival's "SHOWcase for Shorts" program, beginning at this year's festival.

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Le Divorce

Le Divorce Celebrates End of Shooting

Principal photography for Le Divorce wrapped at the beginning of June, and the cast and crew celebrated in grand style aboard a yacht that cruised the Seine at sunset. Guests included Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Sam Waterston, Leslie Caron, producer and director Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, and a host of other celebrities.

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