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The 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has announced its line-up, opening with the Asian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress.
Brian Trenchard Smith will direct Australian action film Weekend Warriors.
South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has announced that it has signed a tentative accord on co-production with China in Seoul. The accord lays the groundwork for a Korea-China co-production treaty to be signed within the year.
Korea’s CJ Entertainment has announced a deal with China Film Group (CFG) and Pegasus & Taihe Entertainment on sci-fi fantasy project The Fist.
The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) Market kicked off today with approximately 850 film production and distribution companies and 1,617 registered buyers.
In a big year for Japan at the Cannes Film Festival, Screen offers a detailed insight to the industry, plans for TIFF, the growth of TIFFCOM and a look at Japan on the Croisette.
Low-budget comedy Lost In Thailand has become the biggest local film ever in China and the producers, Enlight Pictures, are taking the lessons of its success to heart. Liz Shackleton reports
The purchase of the digital-effects studio behind the Transformers franchise put Beijing Galloping Horse on Western radars. Now its latest hook up — with John Woo — is set to take the company to the next level. Liz Shackleton reports
Explosive growth in screen numbers is driving up box-office revenues in China, but such rapid expansion could present risks for some exhibitors. Liz Shackleton reports
China Box Office
Stephen Chow’s Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons smashed records in China over the Chinese New Year holiday period, grossing $93.5m (RMB583m) in its opening week.
Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s American Dreams In China has posted more than 9.7m admissions in China, crossing the equivalent of $82m in the territory.