The Year of the Tiger got off to a roaring start for Chinese cinemas, with B.O. more than doubling during the three-month period between Nov. 20 and Feb. 20 to three billion yuan ($440 million).
Intl. Film Fund, launched in Cannes last year, bears first fruit.
Malaysia's top independent filmmakers created 15 political short films for the project 15Malaysia and have caused a sensation in a country where critical political commentary is generally impossible.
Thailand is gearing up for a busy and successful year as B.O. continues to rise for both domestic fare and imported movies. There is also a growing niche for indie fare.
Archie Kao will join Hugh Jackman, Korean Jeon Ji-Hyunand and Chinese thesp Li Bingbing in helmer Wayne Wang's "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."
There is a palpable buzz about the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese film biz these days, and China is sure to figure in many a conversation at the European Film Market.
The boffo run for "Avatar" in China underlined the growing importance of the growing legion of multiplexes to the bottom line.
Buzz bin: A sampling of Chinese pics at the EFM
WE tv will launch in Hong Kong on PCCW's pay-TV operator, now TV, its latest foray into the Asian market after announcing two deals in Korea and Singapore in recent months.
A Chinese court has jailed a man for 13 years for running a pornographic website.
One of China's top animators, Te Wei, best-known for his traditional style of artwork, has died of respiratory failure in Shanghai. He was 95.