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Panel Discussion and Film: Outsourced
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 9:00pm
We invite you to join Tom Gorai, the Producer and John Jeffcoat, the Director of the movie "Outsourced" to talk about their experiences with making the movie in India, distributing it in U.S - as entrepreneurs, who stood up to the classic Hollywood system. The panel will be moderated by Lakshmi Pratury, CEO & Founder of Tamarind Grove.

Movies are magic. They can take us to alternate realities, they can take us inside ourselves and sometimes they can also highlight what is going on around us in the most profound and unique way. Many movies get made and very few of them make it into theaters - all based on a very established corporate Hollywood distribution mechanism. The world of independent cinema is thriving only because of the beliefs and passion of a few individuals who want to stay true to the integrity of movie making.

"Outsourced" is an independent movie that is making history in the way it was made and in the way it is being distributed - all through independent channels. The movie tells us the story of Todd and his experience with outsourcing through the medium of a romantic comedy.

As New York Times says "Outsourced is a wonderful surprise...the filmmakers treat Todd's story as a springboard for a smart look at the effect of cultural difference on work, friendship and love, and the global economy's impact on national and personal identity. Outsourced may be unique: a charming culture-clash romance that could be taught in business schools".

Lakshmi Pratury Founder, Tamarind Grove

Tom Gorai Producer of Outsourced

5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM Panel Session with John Jeffcoat, Director of "Outsourced", Tom Gorai, Producer of "Outsourced" in conversation with Lakshmi Pratury, Founder and CEO, Tamarind Grove.
6:30 PM About TiE - Ketan Sampat, President TiE Oregon
6:40 PM Movie Screening
8:30 PM Q&A with the panel(John Jeffcoat, Tom Gorai and Lakshmi Pratury)

When: Wednesday, Novemver 14th, 2007
Where: PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Member (Online $15, Onsite $35), Student Member (Online $10, Onsite $35), Non Member (Online $25, Onsite $35)
Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event. Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations.

For more information, contact Anu Khaira at 503-332-6007 or