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  • Fox Networks and MM2 Asia Unveil

    FilMart: Fox Networks and MM2 Asia to Unveil Chinese-Language Six Pack

    Fox Networks Group Asia is to expand its production of original series and feature films. It will Monday announce plans to co-produce six Chinese language-films in co-operation with Singapore mini-conglomerate mm2 Entertainment. The channels group will have the exclusive pay-TV broadcast and digital rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Southeast Asia, North America, Australia to [...]

  • FilMart: Sergei Bodrov Project Heads Debut

    FilMart: Sergei Bodrov Project Heads Debut Slate for Goldfinch Neon

    A new film by Russia’s Sergei Bodrov (“Mongol,” “Seventh Son”) is the highlight of the debut slate of recently launched Goldfinch Neon. The company is a Hong Kong-based offshoot of the U.K.’s Goldfinch Studios mini-conglomerate. The company’s first FilMart sees the launch of four movies. Executives in attendance include local heads Mike Leeder (aka Big [...]

  • FilMart: Aurora and 108 Media Unveil

    FilMart: Aurora and 108 Media Unveil Investment Trio

    Finance and distribution companies, 108 Media and Aurora Media have teamed to back a trio of new film projects from South East Asia. Headlining the additions to their slate is “Eerie,” by cult Filipino director Mikhail Red. Others are Indian animation “Schirkoa” and thriller, “Mogwai.” Red shot to prominence with “Neomanila” and “Birdshot,” which was [...]

  • FilMart: Golden Scene Teases Actress Comeback

    FilMart: Golden Scene Teases Actress Comeback Drama by Stanley Kwan

    Much-loved Hong Kong actresses, Sammi Cheung and Gigi Leung star in the upcoming, untitled film by auteur Stanley Kwan (“Center Stage,” “Lan Yu,” “Rouge”). The story focuses on an actress who is past her prime attempting to make a comeback, only to discover that she is to be acting alongside her biggest rival. The film [...]

  • FilMart: 'Phoenix' to Rise as China-Canada

    FilMart: 'Phoenix' to Rise as China-Canada Co-Production

    Chinese and Canadian companies are to co-produce “Phoenix,” a biopic of Norman Bethune, a Canadian who served with the Communist Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and brought modern medicine to rural China. The film will be produced by Canada’s Rare Earth Media and China’s Ray Production, as an adaptation of “Phoenix: The Life of [...]

  • FilMart: 'Happiness Road' Leads to European

    FilMart: Ablaze Animation 'Happiness Road' Leads to European Buyers

    “On Happiness Road,” the Taiwanese animation that last week won the top prize at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, has found buyers in Europe ahead of its debut at FilMart. With sales handled by Ablaze Image, the film was acquired for release in France by Eurozoom and for Spain by Media Solutions Partners. The film [...]

  • Faith-Based 'I Can Only Imagine' Soars

    Faith-Based 'I Can Only Imagine' Soars With $17.1 Million Launch

    Roadside Attractions-Lionsgate’s faith-based “I Can Only Imagine” has crushed early box office forecasts with a surprisingly strong $17.1 million at 1,629 locations in North America. Recent estimates for “I Can Only Imagine” had been in the $2 million-$8 million range. It rang up the top per-site average by far among this weekend’s wide release movies with [...]

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