: News

Bollywood Comes To D.C.

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Sheir

A casting call has begun for what could be the D.C. area's first feature-length Bollywood film. Shooting will take place this fall.

Writer-director Manan Singh Katohora of Silver Spring, Maryland, describes his film, 9 ELEVEN, as a thriller. The movie will be in Hindi. Producers say they are seeking actors who speak Hindi, along with 250 extras for a dance sequence. But the casting notice says actors of any ethnicity may audition this weekend.

Crew members are needed as well, including production interns, production assistants and assistant directors. The casting notice says the film will be released in India and throughout South Asia.

NPR

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.