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Hollywood and Bollywood join forces

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Nov 12, 2010 | 6:15am EST

Leaders from the entertainment powerhouses met in Los Angeles this week (beg08Nov10) for two days of talks in a bid to strengthen ties between the American film studios and those in India.

Representatives from both sides signed a historic pact which will see them share technology, production and distribution deals, while it will also see more Bollywood productions filmed in Hollywood.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says, "This declaration reinforces our city's commitment to attracting international production. In the past year, we have already seen Hindi movies such as My Name is Khan and Kites filmed in Los Angeles, and we enthusiastically welcome further Indian production in Los Angeles."

Film Federation of India President L. Suresh adds, "(We) welcome the opportunity to work hand and hand with Hollywood."

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