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Hillary Clinton: ‘Lives Are at Risk’ With Fake News

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Hillary Clinton returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the presidential election and gave a warning about the spread of fake news. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said… Read more »

ATF: Aurora Signs Film Pact With Kathy Morgan International

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SINGAPORE — Aurora Media, a Singapore-based entertainment incubation, investment and management outfit, has signed a multi film development and production financing agreement with Los Angeles-based global sales and marketing agency Kathy Morgan International (KMI). The deal was announced during ScreenSingapore 2016 on Thursday. The deal matches Aurora’s recently started $30 million content fund, Aurora Media… Read more »

ATF: Asia Growth Keeps Keshet Chief Alon Shtruzman Buoyant

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SINGAPORE — Alon Shtruzman, CEO of Keshet International, the international distribution and production arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group, is extremely optimistic about his company’s meteoric growth. Especially in Asia. From a company that used to mainly focus on selling mainly Israeli formats in multiple international versions, Israeli-origin content now constitutes only 30% of Keshet’s… Read more »

ATF: Sony’s ‘Shark Tank’ set to Bite Into Vietnam

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Vietnam’s VTV is to produce a local adaptation of “Shark Tank,” the business-oriented reality TV format’s first commission in South East Asia. With Sony Pictures Television representing the rights, VTV has ordered a first season of 16 episodes. They will launch in 2017. The deal was announced at the ATF, part of the Singapore Media… Read more »

Singapore’s Clover to Release Seven Asian Movies Over Holidays

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Singaporean independent distributor Clover Films is to celebrate its seventh anniversary this month. It will do so with the release of seven Asian films over the festive period that stretches from Christmas to Chinese New Year. Leading off (on Dec. 15) is martial arts epic “Sword Master,” directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui… Read more »

ATF: BeachTV Launches With Aurora, Goshen Deals

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SINGAPORE — Events and entertainment producer, Jevon Wong launched lifestyle channel BeachTV at the Asia TV Forum and Market on Thursday. He also announced deals with Aurora Media Holdings and the Goshen Media Group. BeachTV will showcase a variety of beach-related content, from beach sports and fashion, through parties and festivals, to lifestyle, tourism and… Read more »

Kirk Douglas on Stanley Kubrick: ‘He Was a Bastard’ But Immensely Talented

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Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick are two of the most renowned names in film history, known for their collaborations on “Spartacus” and “Paths of Glory.” But the two icons had a sometimes troubled relationship. In an interview with Douglas in anticipation of his 100th birthday on Dec. 9, the actor discussed his long career, particularly his “peculiar” friendship… Read more »

ATF: Silver Wolf Launches new Food Channel

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SINGAPORE – Singapore-based newcomer, Silver Wolf International concluded a raft of deals at the Asia TV Forum & Market. The company announced the launch of The Food Channel in association with Malaysia’s EnMedia. The channel is aimed at the international market, and will serve a mix of food and entertainment programs, including original content. EnMedia… Read more »

‘Fast Times,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Star Judge Reinhold Arrested at Dallas Airport

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Judge Reinhold was arrested at Dallas Love Field airport on Thursday afternoon, a Dallas Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Variety. Authorities said the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” star was detained for disorderly conduct after “causing a disturbance.” The actor was reportedly being uncooperative when Transportation Security Administration officials were patting him down, and refused to submit… Read more »

J.J. Abrams’ ‘God Particle’ Pushed to October, Renamed ‘Cloverfield Movie’

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Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have moved back the science-fiction thriller “God Particle” eight months to Oct. 27, 2017, and renamed it “2017 Cloverfield Movie.” Paramount said Thursday that the Abrams-produced “2017 Cloverfield Movie” would be released in Imax. The story, set in the near future, centers on a team of astronauts on… Read more »