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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio.com - with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more...
Listen to recordings of two SAJA & SAMMA TV-related webcasts. Both are below: One with folks from "Outsourced" and the other with stars of reality TV.
===>Meet stars Rizwan Manji, Parvesh Cheena and Sacha Dhawan, executive producer Robert Borden and writer Geetika Lizardi of NBC's "Outsourced":
==> The Reality TV discussion, with three South Asian reality stars:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011: A conversation with several South Asians who made waves in reality shows in recent years.
- Photographer Nigel Barker (@beautyequation)- "America's Next Top Model" judge
- Singer Anoop Desai (@anoopdoggdesai)- "American Idol" contestant - finished in 6th place in 2009
- Chef Maneet Chauhan of Vermilion in NY & Chicago - "Next Iron Chef" - season 3 contestant and judge on "Chopped"
Conducting the interview will be Madhu Goel Southworth, Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC. Producing the show will be Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), digital media professor at Columbia Journalism School and co-founder of SAJA.
LISTEN TO THE RECORDING: http://bit.ly/sajatv2
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Thursday, March 17, 2011Meet the stars and executive producer of "Outsourced," a hit comedy on NBC (Thursdays, 10:30 pm ET/PT/MT, 9:30 CT; you can watch all the episodes at NBC.com/outsourced).
"Outsourced," a comedy about an American who goes to India to run a call center there, is the first primetime network comedy to be set in India and to feature multiple South Asian actors and actresses.
Joining us are Rizwan Manji, who plays "Rajiv" (third from left in the graphic above); Parvesh Cheena, who plays "Gupta" (second from left); Sacha Dhawan, who plays "Manmeet" (fifth from left) and executive producer/show runner Robert Borden (credits include "The Drew Carey Show," "George Lopez") and writer Geetika Lizardi.
We'll discuss artistic and business aspects of the show, the actors' career paths; the response of the community and much, much more. As always, we'll take your calls (via the number below), emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tweets (@sajaHQ).
Conducting the interview will be Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs), entertainment writer and long-time member of the SAJA Board; and Rajan Shah, marketing expert and co-founder of SAMMA. Producing the show will be Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), digital media professor at Columbia Journalism School and co-founder of SAJA.
LISTEN TO THE RECORDING: http://bit.ly/sajaoutsourced2
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OTHER SAJA-SAMMA WEBCASTS:
- Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Post-Oscar webcast about "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Asif Mandvi and the cast of "Today's Special"
- Ashok Amritraj, Hollywood producer
- Richard Pena, program director, Film Society of Lincoln Center
- Manu Narayan, actor, writer discusses his work
- PANEL: South Asians & Hollywood, on the eve of the 2008 Oscars
- PANEL: MIAAC Film Festival and the state of South Asian diaspora film
- A.R. Rahman, music maestro
- Jay Sean, first South Asian male singer to hit #1 on US Billboard chart
- Vijay Iyer, jazz musician who had the most-acclaimed jazz album of 2009
- Grammys webcast with Chandrika Tandon & Vijay Iyer, 2011 nominees
Send your feedback and suggestions to saja at columbia.edu