Shaw Brothers' library of classic kung fu films will soon be coming to TV sets in Russia and other former Soviet countries.
Directors of several of Asia's biggest indie hits from 2008 will line up their next projects at the upcoming Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) in March (25-27.)
Hong Kong's Telecommunications Authority has given its consent to privatization plans laid out by local telco giant PCCW.
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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%
Three mobile TV licenses for the territory will be put up for auction in mid 2009, according to Hong Kong's Commerce & Economic Development Bureau.
Shaw Brothers founder Sir Run Run Shaw has offered to take his iconic film company private for HK$1.33 billion ($172 million).
With the credit crisis, the specter of the Mumbai terror attacks and Thailand's rumbling politics hanging heavy in the air, this year's CineAsia exhibition and distribution convention was subdued.
Even as Hollywood tubthumps 3-D as the next big driver for the theatrical market, Indian exhibitors are banking on local alternative content to drive digital conversion on the subcontinent.
Illegal camcording in Asian cinemas is on the rise, even while exhibitors in individual countries take steps to battle the problem, according to the Motion Picture Assn. in Asia-Pacific.
U.S.-based Entertainment Properties Trust has unveiled a $25 million investment in Chinese exhibitor Apex Intl. Cinemas.
Three senior execs resigned Monday from Hong Kong's commercial broadcaster Asia Television, which installed two new toppers last week.