With a Chinese father and a Scotch-Irish mother, first-generation-Hawaiian-turned-Hollywood film executive Chris Lee knows a thing or two about reaching across the cultural divide.
Virtually every film fest lays claim to some unique niche, but what really sets the Hawaii Intl. Film Festival apart, festival organizers say, is its East-meets-West vibe.
Hollywood is hot for remake rights -- and no country is being mined for movie material as feverishly as South Korea these days.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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After endless false starts to launch homevideo revenue sharing in Korea, U.S.-based system provider Supercomm is scheduled to begin service in May, with rival Rentrak possibly right on its heels.
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