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Wong Kar Wai’s Block 2 hires Virginia Leung as head of sales (exclusive)

Leung will be handling international sales on Venice title Jinpa and Jingle Ma’s Euro Raiders for Block 2.

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Wong Kar Wai producing Pema Tseden’s Venice-bound 'Jinpa' (exclusive)

The Tibetan road movie is screening in the Orrizonti.

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Tencent’s China Literature acquires top production company New Classics Media

New Classics Media’s hits include ’Hello Mr Billionaire’.

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Netflix’s first Arabic language original series 'Jinn' starts shooting

‘Jinn’ follows a group of Arab teenagers as a supernatural force enters their world.

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'Train To Busan' director Yeon Sang-ho working on sequel

The film has a working title of ‘Bando’, meaning ‘peninsula’.

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China box office: 'The Island' takes top spot in very strong week

‘iPartment’ and ‘The Meg’ also scored well.

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LevelK takes on Australian drama 'Celeste' (exclusive)

The film is the second feature from ‘Corroboree’ director Ben Hackworth.

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Zhang Yimou to be honoured at Venice Film Festival

Zhang’s new film Shadow will play out of competition at the event.

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Co-founder John Chong rejoins Media Asia (exclusive)

The Hong Kong-based company is best known for The Infernal Affairs trilogy.

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First image of Boaz Armoni's 'The Electrifiers' (exclusive)

The film follows a group of washed-up pop musicians trying to stage a comeback.

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Asian Project Market selects 29 projects for 2018

401 projects applied this year, an increase of 30 percent on 2017.


Netflix orders 'Baahubali' prequel series

The two seasons will take place before the events of the Baahubali film franchise.

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Tel Aviv’s Gaudeamus Productions debuts at Jerusalem, wins Pitch Point award

The company is screening ’The Love Letter’ in the Short Film Competition.

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Jerusalem 2018: Screen's dailies

Read Screen’s daily magazines from the 35th Jerusalem International Film Festival here.


First Bedouin feature 'Eed' in the works at Jerusalem's Pitch Point event

Shlomi Elkabetz has boarded ground-breaking project.

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FIRST film festival report: an oxygen supply for Chinese indies

The event is focused on the arthouse and independent areas of Chinese cinema.

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Shira Geffen unveils family drama set in Israel's Masada plateau

Geffen won the Camera d’Or in Cannes in 2007 with debut feature ‘Jellyfish’.

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China box office: 'Hello Mr Billionaire' opens with huge $127m

Total box office in July reached new heights with $912m.