Fortissimo has conjured up a raft of sales for Chinese hit "The Great Hypnotist." The Wanda Media-backed pic, which has grossed $35 million in China, was picked up by Golden Scene for Hong Kong to…
New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum enters second year.
Peter Hewitt to helm teen fantasy for Hyde Park .
The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion)…
Media Asia sells police thriller, readies multiple English-language remake deals.
Top Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke ("A Touch of Sin") will voyage into the future as he sets "Mountains May Depart" as his next film. The film, which starts production in October, will also be Jia's…
Cinematheque Francaise to partner anniversary edition.
Variety's Cannes celebration of Huayi Brothers' 20th anniversary was a packed, power-player affair. Held May 18 at the Observatoire Francesco Smalto opposite the Palais des Festivals, Huayi…
Corporate empire builder enjoyed $25 million severance.
Thai production services company Benetone Films has teamed with U.S. producer Hillin Entertainment on a new production shingle, Benetone Hillin Entertainment. BHE is assembling a slate of low-budget…
Easternlight has taken over the international sales duties of big-budget Chinese animated feature "Legend of a Rabbit: Martial of Fire 3D." The film is a sequel to "Legend of a Rabbit," the 2011 film…