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Purin Pictures launches conference at ASEAN Film Festival

Rountable event to include panels, workshops and spotlights on Thai studio GDH and ’Manta Ray’ director Phuttipong Aroonpheng.

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Tencent boards ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’, ‘Wish Dragon’

Chinese tech giant also co-financing Monster Hunter, Terminator: Dark Fate and Top Gun: Maverick

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Busan film festival appoints deputy director, unveils programming team

Former Busan Ilbo editor Kang Seungah joins Kim Bokkeun as deputy director.

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Malaysia’s Astro pacts with Chinese streaming giant iQiyi

Deal gives Astro exclusive Malaysian rights to iQiyi content, including an iQiyi-branded channel.

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Netflix launches six Korean originals, including ‘Designated Survivor’ remake

New titles include political drama Chief Of Staff and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, adapted from the US TV series.


Japanese animation adventure 'Promare' lands at GKIDS for North America

Distributors teaming up with Fathom Events for special premiere.

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‘Another Child’, ‘Han Dan’ among 2019 New York Asian Film Festival competition entries

Vietnamese star Veronica Ngo to receive Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema.

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'The Matrix' fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping to receive New York Asian Film Festival lifetime award

Festival to screen Iron Monkey, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, The Miracle Fighters.


'Aladdin' crosses $500m worldwide

Fox’s Dark Phoenix set to launch on around $120m internationally

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Ansel Elgort to star in 'Tokyo Vice' for WarnerMedia streaming platform

Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) to direct.

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Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan join Nicolas Cage martial arts thriller 'Jiu Jitsu'

Highland Film Group represents international rights; production to commence June 24.

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'The Honour' producer Nisha Parti pacts with Sony Pictures Television

Former BAFTA Breakthrough Brit to champion Asian stories and talent.


Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell' wins Sundance London 2019 audience award

This year’s event hosted 12 features transferred from the Utah-based festival.

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Neon sets awards corridor US releases for 'Parasite', 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' (update)

Release marks fifth collaboration between Neon CEO Tom Quinn and Bong Joon Ho.

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Korea’s BiFan film festival to open with 'The Gasoline Thieves'

Genre festival will close with Ko Myoungsung’s first narrative feature The 12th Suspect.


China's VSOCloud sets up joint venture with Malaysia's KRU

KL-based venture will provide computer rendering services for film and animation projects in Malaysia and other SE-Asian countries.

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Sydney Film Festival, EFP unveil Europe! Voices of Women in Film line-up

Films include Queen Of Hearts, Only You and When Tomatoes Met Wagner


Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' finishes top of Screen's Cannes 2019 jury grid

The Korean black comedy was well-received by all ten critics.


'Aladdin' dominates Asia, LatAm, casts $256m spell over global box office (update)

Fantasy adventure beats Rocketman, The Secret Life Of Pets 2 in UK.