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Mockingjay takes $152M int’l

Storming to an estimated $275m worldwide, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 delivered $152m from the first five days in 85 markets through Lionsgate International licensees.

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Film Bazaar: India builds an ecosystem

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Liz Shackleton looks at how organisers of Goa’s annual Film Bazaar are following on successes with new initiatives and closer ties to finance. But where are the Indian audiences for independent Indian films?

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

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MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

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iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

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Buzz titles: Taiwan

By Sarah Cooper

The year’s hottest Taiwanese films are being sold here at AFM. Sarah Cooper profiles a selection of the key titles, at all stages of production.

The Con Artists

Buzz titles: Korea

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Some of South Korea’s hottest films are being sold at this year’s AFM, from Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film to the Detective K sequel. Jean Noh reports.

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Buzz titles: Hong Kong

By Sarah Cooper

A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports

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