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The movie industry.
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the cinema industry
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(ˈfɪlm dəm)

the motion-picture industry.
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Noun1.filmdom - the personnel of the film industryfilmdom - the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen"
film industry, movie industry - the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
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Talking to Isko, you can see why the street-smart, pang-masa Erap para sa mahirap, filmdom's Asiong Salonga, finally met his real-life match.
Ambareesh entered filmdom through the role of 'Jaleel' in veteran director Puttanna Kanagal's 'Naagarahaavu' in 1972.
And with Halloween being this week, that annual homage to ghosts and goblins, it causes one to wonder about other scary filmdom houses and their actual locations.
Aayush, who married Salman's sister Arpita in 2014, is ready to make his foray into the Hindi filmdom with romantic drama Loveratri , the trailer of which will come out on Monday.
Filmdom aside, she is a fierce champion for women's rights as well, as was made evident by her decision to work in a film such as Verna.
That marked the beginning of a journey in filmdom that saw her work across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi productions, leading her to become one of the most formidable actresses of the 1980s and 1990s in Bollywood - in fact, the only female "superstar" the industry has seen.
Rajinikanth, who is hailed as a 'Super Star' in the Indian filmdom, kept everyone guessing on whether he will join politics, began meeting fans in Chennai today in a six-day outreach that is widely expected to end with him revealing his plans on December 31, New Year's Eve.
The actor, who is awaiting the release of his film 'Chef', will be completing 25 years in the filmdom next year.
Throughout his six-decade career, he was able to conquer the stage, television and filmdom, and became the local benchmark in comedic wit, delivery and acting.
As interesting as the title and lead actor is the rest of the intriguing cast, with some big names from all over Indian filmdom. The movie will be directed by Sujeeth and will be filmed at striking locations in, around and outside the country.
She was an actress who appeared in such classic films as "High Noon," "Mogambo," "Dial M for Murder," "Rear Window" and "High Society." She retired from filmdom to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco, and in her capacity as Princess Grace she was named to the board of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Iranian filmdom owes him for the emerging enthusiasm among international audiences for Iranian films," Farhadi said.