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...
In March, we have two major TV-related webcasts coming up:
- Thursday, March 17, 3-4 pm ET (noon-1 pm Hollywood time)
The stars of NBC's "Outsourced" - details below.
- Wednesday, March 30, 1-2 pm ET
A conversation with several South Asians who made waves in reality shows in recent years. Details coming soon.
Meet 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").
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.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
3-4 pm NY time
Noon-1 pm Hollywood time
see local time around the world: http://timeanddate.com/s/1zpt
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