Kiwi-Korean co-production "Beloved" will go before the cameras in March, producer Lee Nam-jin revealed at the Pusan Intl. Film Festival on Tuesday.
PIFF's Kiwi contingent celebrated the 20th anniversary of sister city ties between Auckland and Pusan at the Grand Hotel on Monday. On hand were Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard and New Zealand ambassador…
Eight young stars from around Asia met the media at the Star Summit Asia press conference on Monday -- and made a plea for their artistic creds over their star appeal.
Viva Entertainment has sold romantic drama "Illusion" to CJ Entertainment -- the first-ever such rights deal for a Philippine pic in Korea.
Japanese toppers and talent -- and a big roasted pig -- were out in force at the Japan Reception held at the Paradise Hotel's Outdoor Garden on Sunday.
"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time," a toon that has become one of Japan's surprise B.O. winners this year, has scooped the best animated film prize at the recently concluded Sitges film fest in…
A fire interrupted the shooting of "Oh-oku," the Fuji TV period drama about the women in the inner court of the Shogun's palace. A black plastic reflector, overheated by a light, started burning on…
Korean pop culture, from pics to music and TV dramas, have boomed through much of Asia. Japan was the first and biggest market to catch the wave (known as hanryu); consumers began taking to all…
The Asian Producers Network, a new org for promoting cooperation among leading Asian producers, had its launch meeting on Saturday at the Grand Hotel. Chaired by Korean producer Jonathan H. Kim, the…
Japan's commercial broadcaster Fuji TV will air a primetime drama series based on hit pic "Granny Gabai," the web has announced.
For decades, Tokyoites went to Akihabara, a sprawling shopping district in downtown Tokyo, to buy everything electric -- from Christmas lights to floor fans -- at discount prices. In the heady days…