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    NTV sells suspense actioner MW to Sundream in Hong Kong

    2009-03-23T01:05:00Z

    Nippon Television Network (NTV) has sold action-suspense manga adaptation MW to Hong Kong’s Sundream Motion Pictures ahead of its market screening premiere.Based on a story by famed creator Osamu Tezuka first published in 1976, MW stars Hiroshi Tamaki as a high level banker leading a double life as

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    100 years of Hong Kong cinema

    2009-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Every great story involves a little mystery, and so it is with the story of Hong Kong cinema. Film-making is thought to have made its way to town as early as 1898, when the US-based Edison production house sent a camera crew through Asia, and returned home with footage of Hong Kong landmarks,

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    Sutherland, Hurt, Stone to attend 33rd HKIFF

    2009-03-11T06:08:00Z

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has announced that Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt and Oliver Stone will be attending the33rd edition of the festival which kicks off later this month (March 22-April 13). Sutherland and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will be on hand to

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    The Good, The Bad, The Weird tops nominations for Asian Film Awards

    2009-01-21T17:46:00Z

    The Good, The Bad, The Weird - Kim Jee-woon's rollicking Oriental Western -has racked upeight nominations for this year's Asian Film Awards, including those for best film, director and cinematographer. Song Kang-ho picked up a nod for best actor, while Jung Woo-sung and Lee Byung-hun both got

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    Night Bus drives to UK and Korea

    2007-05-22T11:12:00Z

    Italy's Intramovies has sold Night Bus (Notturno Bus) to ACMEInternational Investments for the UK with theatrical release through Maiden Voyage Pictures and to K& Entertainment for South Korea.A debut film by Davide Marengo, Night Bus is an action comedy starring Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Valerio

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    Virgin Snow leads sales charge for Korea 's CJ

    2007-03-22T12:47:00Z

    Leading Korean company CJ Entertainment has announced a raft of sales concluded at Hong Kong Filmart, led by CJ-Kadokawa co-production Virgin Snow. The teen romance, was pre-sold to Hwa Yea Multimedia for Malaysia, Box Office for Thailand and BHD for Vietnam. Set in Kyoto, Virgin Snow stars Lee

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    Messenger, Night-fragrant Flower among winners at HAF

    2007-03-22T11:30:00Z

    Hong Kong-born director Clara Law's The Messenger clinched the HAF award for a Hong Kong project at the awards ceremony of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum on Thursday (March 22). Part-love story and part-mystery drama, the project also won the Technicolor Thailand's post-production service

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    Two Thai films to get Korean remake treatment

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    Korea's production and distribution company K&Entertainment has bought the Korean remake rights to two Thai films: romantic drama Me Myself from Mono Film and RS Film's horror hit The Victim. This marks the first time that a Korean remake deal has been struck on Thai films.Pongpat Wachirabunjong's

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    iHQ scores Singapore, Malaysia deals on Sword with India's Viswas

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    Korean sales agent iHQ has sold martial arts fantasy Shadowless Sword to Indian distributor Viswas Film, Ltd. for the territories of Singapore and Malaysia.The period costume film is directed by Kim Young-jun and shot in China as was his first feature Bichunmoo, starring Shin Hyun-jun and Kim

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    Cannes' Asian selections set to be strongest in years

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    With the Cannes Film Festival pulling out all the stops for a glittering 60th edition, the Asian selection promises to be the strongest in years.New titles from Jiang Wen, Lee Chang-dong, Kim Ki-duk, Im Kwon-taek, Takeshi Kitano and Wang Xiaoshuai could line up next to Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first

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    Free VOD set to grow in Asia, Sony predicts

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    The hot distribution platform to watch in Asia will be ad-sponsored video-on-demand, says Ross Pollack, Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) senior VP distribution, Asia.'Free VOD has considerable traction,' Pollack tells Screen International. 'It's not replacing VOD but complementing it.'

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    First Asia, then the world, says talent management panel

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    Asian production and talent management companies should worktogether to create stars that have impact at a regional level beforeattempting to break into Hollywood, said panelists at aScreen-organised seminar here yesterday.'In Korea, we have good producers but lack good networking opportunities

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    Katherine Lee joins ARM as vp distribution

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    ARM Distribution has appointed Katherine Lee as vice president of distribution effective April 2. ARM is handling sales on films jointly produced by Ruddy Morgan Organization and Applause Pictures' Peter Ho-sun Chan such as crime thriller Protege, directed by Derek Yee and starring Daniel Wu, and

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    Korea's Inmoa announces high-profile EFM deals

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    New Korean importer/distributor Inmoa Entertainment has announced a slate of deals following their debut at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin last month. Isaac Kwon, chief executive officer, and Thomas Kim, president of international business, hit the ground running and sealed four deals on

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    Local Filipino films see 40% box-office surge

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    After making its market debut at Hong Kong Filmart last year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced that the box office for local films jumped by 40% to $29.7m (PHP1.44bn) in 2006. It was the first increase in box office revenues for seven years.The biggest hit was

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    Thai Rose buys Kadokawa's animated Keroro 2

    2007-03-21T22:00:00Z

    Japanese sales agent Kadokawa has sold the animated sequel Sergeant Keroro The Movie 2 to Thai distributor Rose Media & Entertainment.The theatrical frog animation movie is the latest in the franchise based on the hugely popular Sergeant Keroro manga series by Mine Yoshizaki with a television

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    Intercontinental's MCL plans second Shenzhen multiplex

    2007-03-21T20:00:00Z

    On the heels of its success with five-screen Cinema City in Shekou, Shenzhen, the Hong Kong-based Intercontinental Group, backed by Japan's Kadokawa Holdings, plans to build its second multiplex in Mainland China.Rigo Jesu, managing director of the Hong Kong-based Intercontinental Group, said here

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    Workpoint Entertainment opens new studios in Thailand

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Thailand's status as an international shooting hub was given a further boost with the opening of a new 500m baht ($15m) studio by Workpoint Entertainment. The purpose-built studio consists of five NC 30-approved soundstages, one of which is the largest in Asia with 1,760 sq in size. The fully

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    Hong Kong's Emperor makes Home Run with new production slate

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures has unveiled a slate of new productions that have been developed by COO Philip Chan who joined the company last summer to ramp up its production activities.The slate includes in-house productions and projects to be co-produced with partners from other

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    Grand Brilliance buys two from GreeneStreet

    2007-03-20T22:00:00Z

    Malaysia's Grand Brilliance, which is making its Hong Kong Filmart market debut as a buyer, has picked up Gary the Tennis Coach starring Sean William Scott and Barry Munday starring Luke Wilson and Emily Mortimer from GreeneStreet Films International on the first day of the market. The company has