Browsing articles tagged with " Durga Entertainment"

Durga Entertainment Awards Filmmaker Grant

Sep 24, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We were thrilled to join our friends from Durga Entertainment as they presented the second annual Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant to writer/director Olivia Newman during the opening reception of IFP Film Week.  The award, presented in conjunction with IFP (Independent Film Project), supports independent filmmakers who are balancing their careers with parenthood.  We are honored to continue working with partners who support female creatives.

Read more in The Hollywood Reporter: Olivia Newman Awarded Durga Filmmaker Grant



(L to R) Shayna (The Diva Lounge), Alannah Rafferty (Durga), Kishori Rajan (Durga), Olivia Newman (grant recipient), Joana Vicente (IFP), Sean McManus (IFP), Ritu Singh-Pande (Founder, Durga)

 Photo Credit: Kelsey C. Doyle

May in the Summer Opens August 22

Aug 19, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Diva Lifestyle  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge is thrilled to announce the theatrical release of “May in the Summer” on Friday August 22!!

We are honored to have worked with the film’s producers, Durga Entertainment on this project and can’t wait for you to see this heart-warming film! Written and directed by Cherien Dabis the film’s lead cast includes a group of powerful female characters played by  Hiam Abbas, Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Ritu Singh Pande (Festival of Lights), Nadine Malouf and more!


View the trailer, see the release schedule and more after the jump…


Durga Entertainment Offers Filmmaker Grant

Jul 20, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Diva Lifestyle  //  No Comments

Our friends at Durga Entertainment have partnered with IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) to offer a $20,000 grant for filmmakers.  The announcement reads:

In a joint effort to recognize the importance of career and creative sustainability, IFP and Durga Entertainment have partnered on a new $20,000 filmmaker grant for an alumnus of IFP.
The grant is intended  for active, working filmmakers who are also balancing a filmmaking career with parenting. The grant provides a $20,000 unrestricted prize to encourage the recipient to continue on her or his career path of making quality independent films. American directors or screenwriters working in narrative film who have participated in the IFP Filmmaker Labs or IFP Independent Film Week’s Emerging Storytellers or No-Borders International Co-Production market are encouraged to apply by the deadline of August 8, 2014.

For more information about the grant and details on how to apply, click HERE


Sundance Film Festival

Feb 1, 2013   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, Other Cities  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge partnered with Durga Entertainment to celebrate the premiere of their second film, “May in the Summer” at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.   We are excited to toast a project that was written, directed and produced by a stellar group of women.  Congrats Durga Entertainment!

Cast members (L-R): Ritu Singh Pande, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf and Cherien Dabis (Director) on the opening night red carpet


Festival of Lights Theatrical Debut

Nov 8, 2012   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Diva Lifestyle  //  No Comments

For the past 3 years, The Diva Lounge has worked intimately with Durga Entertainment on the production of its first film, Festival of Lights.  It is with great honor, appreciation and unadulterated excitement that we report this incredible project is ready for your viewing pleasure. We invite you to celebrate its theatrical debut.


Ibiza Film Festival

Jan 30, 2012   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, Other Cities, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge partnered with Durga Entertainment to celebrate the world premiere of their first film, “Festival of Lights” into the Ibiza International Film Festival.

On the red carpet at Festival of Lights World Premiere (L-R: SHUNDELL PRASAD, Director; RITU SINGH PANDE, Lead Actress, SHAYNA D., The Diva Lounge)


Festival of Lights Director Shundell Prasad at the cocktail party for cast/crew on the beach


Networking with fellow filmmakers at the beach front cocktail party


Live entertainment at the Director's Brunch


The Diva Lounge's Shayna D. on the red carpet for the pre-screening of Festival of Lights