BIFF co-founder and honorary director Kim Dong-ho has been appointed as president of the international jury for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
At Busan’s inaugural Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market, Kirin Productions has sold web drama series The Cravings to China’s Beijing Alpha Transmedia, marking the first IP contract signed at the new event.
Korean sales agent Finecut has secured a raft of deals on Hong Sangsoo’s Locarno Golden Leopard winner Right Now, Wrong Then and picked up mystery thriller Fatal Intuition at Busan’s Asian Film Market.
Hanif Kureishi also collects honorary award.
Singapore-based short film platform Viddsee has raised $2.3m in its latest funding round with Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures (CAV) as lead investor.
Hong Kong-based Fame Universal Entertainment is producing a feature adaptation of top-rating Chinese reality TV show F-Team, starring Korean actor Lee Min Ho.
Malaysian action comedy Polis Evo has given the local film industry a much-needed boost, grossing $1.8m (RM8m) in 11 days, to become the highest-grossing local film of 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s 9ers Entertainment is launching sales on China-Korea co-production Making Family, a rom-com starring Aarif Lee and Kim Hae-Neul, and drama Hiya, starring Ahn Bo-Hyun and Lee Ho-Won (aka Hoya of boy group Infinite), at the Asian Film Market in Busan
Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Tae-yong’s sophomore feature Yeogyosa (tentative title which translates to ‘female teacher’).
The BAFTA LA hierarchy announced on Friday that they will present the star with the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution To Entertainment in Los Angeles on October 30.
Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will star in the studio’s third collaboration with Payne.
Shawn Williamson’s Vancouver-based production company Brightlight Pictures has signed a sales agency agreement with Nicolas Chartier’s Los Angeles-based company that kicks off with Anne Hathaway starrer Colossal.
Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama returns to US screens on October 2 as Harvey Weinstein steps up his Oscar push for Jake Gyllenhaal.
Guests include James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko for UK premiere of Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum.
Rio de Janeiro’s International Film Festival opened last night (Oct 1) celebrating the life and work of local hero Chico Buarque who, at 71, remains one of Brazil’s top composers, musicians and singers.
The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off on Thursday night with a star-studded red carpet, fireworks and the world premiere of Indian film Zubaan.
Ridley Scott’s space survival story is scheduled to touch down in approximately 50 territories this weekend, fresh from its strong debut at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: New festival plans launch in 2016; preview event this month will open with the European premiere of Korean box office hit Veteran.
Screen International presents our 2015 AFM Product Guide.
Soaking wet, grizzled Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez are hatching a crazy plot in the jungle – what’s not to like?
The 26th edition launched last night with guests including Natalie Dormer and Hanif Kureishi.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Charles Leveque, a partner at London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains the process.
From starring in major Hollywood features and high-profile TV shows to helming their own projects and collaborating on scripts with industry heavyweights. Screen’s tips for 2014 have graduated to great things.
Director Richard Eyre tells Star of Tomorrow actor Charlotte Spencer about tempering performances for stage and screen, the perils of over-protective agents and how Emily Blunt set a benchmark for young actors.
Abi Morgan’s latest feature Suffragette opens the BFI London Film Festival next month. She talks to Star of Tomorrow Marnie Dickens about writing for different mediums and the challenges of biopics.
ACTOR: “I don’t know why I wanted to be an actor - but I just knew since I was about three years old,” says Charlotte Spencer.
Korean director O Muel is back in Busan with the world premiere of Eyelids in the Korean Cinema Today – Vision section.
The latest feature from Beijing-based filmmaker Zhang Yang is the ultimate road movie – following a group of Tibetan Buddhists as they make a 2,000km pilgrimage to and from Lhasa, prostrating themselves every few metres of the way.
The Screen Awards set to take place in London next month.
Fox/Fox Searchlight, Universal and Metrodome lead the nominations; Amy Winehouse documentary is the most nominated film.