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He met his future partner, James Ivory, at a screening of Ivory's documentary The Sword and the Flute (1959) in New York City.

Merchant and Ivory formed Merchant Ivory Productions in May 1961. Their first picture was The Householder (1963) in 1963.

The National Portrait Gallery in London has paintings of Ismail and his partners, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - even though they all live in New York City and none of them are English. (Ruth is German/Polish, Ismail is Indian, and James is American).

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1998.

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Ismail Merchant honoured with lifetime achievement award   - ApunKaChoice   - 3401 days ago
Renowned India-born filmmaker Ismail Merchant has been honoured posthumously with the lifetime achievement award at the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards o more...

2005 – Remembering the departed ones   - ApunKaChoice   - 3423 days ago
Year 2005 saw the demise of two renowned Bollywood celebrities and an India-born international filmmaker. more...

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Yesteryears heartthrob of the silver screen, Shashi Kapoor says contemporary cinema stresses more on the ‘look’ than the content. more...

Ismail Merchant laid to rest   - ApunKaChoice   - 3642 days ago
Filmmaker Ismail Merchant , who died in London on Wednesday, was on Saturday buried near the grave of his mother in South Mumbai in the presence of hi more...

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