Mary Scott

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    8 Femmes, 8 1/2 open Bangkok film festival


    The Bangkok International Film Festival (Nov 15 - 26) will open with a double bill of Federico Fellini's classic 8 1/2, followed by Francois Ozon's 8 Femmes - to introduce this year's theme of 'From Masters To Present'.

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    Five-hour thriller wins top prize at Singapore's Silver Screen Awards


    Despite a running time of five hours, the Filipino thriller Batang West Side, directed by Lav Diaz, beat 14 other contenders to win the Best Asian Feature Film prize at the Silver Screen Awards of the 15th Singapore International Film Festival (April 11-27).

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    UK's Gala acquires Mon-rak Transistor


    The UK's Gala Film Distributors has made its first acquisition of a Thai film, buying Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Mon-rak Transistor, which will get its international premiere in Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

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    Asian films in the spotlight at Singapore festival


    The competition section of this year's Singapore International Film Festival, known as the Silver Screen Awards, has rounded up a broad cross-section of Asian cinema including Fruit Chan's Hollywood Hong Kong, South Korea's popular festival runner Camel(s), Seafood from China, the three hour epic from the Philippines Batang West Side ...

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    Francis Ford Coppola to re-cut, sell Thai epic


    Francis Ford Coppola has confirmed his role as executive producer on the international version of Thai film Suriyothai and will take over the sale of all international rights. The re-edit will carry the credit 'Francis Ford Coppola presents a film by Chatrichalerm Yukol' and will be finished in time for ...

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    Thailand's Major Cineplex sets IPO for June


    Thai cinema operator Major Cineplex is set to become the country's dominant exhibitor after announcing plans to float shares on the stock exchange of Thailand (SET) in June.

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    Singapore collaboration funds local talent


    The Singapore Film Commission, Singapore Broadcasting Authority and Raintree Pictures have signed an agreement to co-finance and produce four English-language telemovies in an attempt to foster local talent.

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    Thailand slashes tax as production incentive


    The Thai government has announced a series of measures, including substantial tax cuts, to entice foreign films to use Thailand as a production location.

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    One Leg Kicking scores at Singapore box office


    Eric Khoo, Singapore's most famed director, has scored at the box office with the football comedy One Leg Kicking. This much needed domestic hit opened on November 14 with $60,818 (S$111,973), Singapore's highest ever opening day gross for a local film. Distributor UIP took advantage of the local Nov 14 ...

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    Only One Take to premiere at Bangkok


    One Take Only from new generation Thai director Oxide Pang will have its world premiere when it closes the 4th Bangkok Film Festival on Nov 25. Local production Girl's Friends, the debut feature film from film critic turned director Mongkholchai Chaivisuth, will also have its world premiere.

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    Suriyothai becomes Thailand's biggest hope


    Suriyothai, the most expensive Thai film ever to be produced, lived up to the furore surrounding its release with a three day opening gross (Aug 17-19) of $2.47m (Bt110m). According to distributor Saha-Mongkol, this shatters the previous opening record for a local film of $996,000 (Bt 43m) grossed by Nonzee ...

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    Thai films get international sales boost from GMT


    Bangkok start-up sales company, GMT Entertainment, has signed up to handle international rights for Suriyothai, the royal epic with a production budget in excess of $20m making it by far the most expensive Thai film ever made.

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    Jackie Chan launches rival Art Of War project


    Hong Kong-superstar, Jackie Chan has set up a gladiatorial contest to produce an epic film based on classic Chinese tract The Art Of War.

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    UK admissions on track to reach 26-year high


    Cinema attendance in the UK is expected to reach 143 million admissions this year - the highest number since 1974. These record figures have been predicted by the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA) despite a drop in attendance during November.

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    Meet The Parents steals top spot from The Grinch


    UIP's final release of the year Meet The Parents had a warm welcome in the UK opening with a healthy $3.3m (£2.3m), clinching the top spot from fellow UIP title The Grinch. Playing at 402 cinemas, the Jay Roach-directed comedy pulled in a robust site average of $8,298 over the ...

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    What Lies Beneath resurfaces above


    What Lies Beneath returned to the top of the UK chart last weekend after the previous week's chart topper Dinosaur dropped a hefty 62%. The supernatural thriller starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer was the only film to make more than $1.5m (£1m) over the weekend (Nov 3-5) and has ...

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    UK admissions per screen in decline


    After a good run at the box office during September and October, admissions in the UK are back on track to reach at least 142 million by the year end - the highest level since 1973 according to the Cinema Advertising Association admissions monitor. But due to the huge growth ...

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    Ster Kinekor puts European circuit up for sale


    In the latest shake-up to hit Europe's exhibition industry, Ster Kinekor's European cinema circuit Ster Century has been put on the sales block.

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    Dinosaur takes top spot in second week


    Dinosaur stomped into the number one spot in the UK's box office chart as it increased its second weekend gross by 8% to take $3.1m (£2.2m) from 495 sites. Coinciding with the schools' half-term break, the Disney picture has grossed an impressive $14.8m (£10.2m) after ten days.

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    What Lies Beneath Scares Off Dinosaur


    What Lies Beneath scored a startling $3m (£2.1m) at 354 sites in its first three days in the UK, taking the number one spot from Dinosaur which dropped just 5% from its opening weekend. In one of the best weekends since the Toy Story 2 highs in February this year, ...

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