HONG KONG–The team of Hong Kong film makers who last week delivered "Verax", a short film about fugitive former NSA operative Edward Snowden, say they were propelled by an urge to get beyond the…
With Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios due to open in a year, the new director general of Malaysia’s film development org Finas is already planning to transform the Southeast Asian nation into a…
The relationship between Hollywood and Asia has evolved like a marriage, through the heat of excitement to a more settled and mature relationship -- one in which the empowering of local production…
More than ever, this year's New Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival has been a scramble to put together financially. That was a reflection of the global recession, which as recently as September left the…
Warner, Disney and Fox roll out new film projects for the Asian market.
The global financial tsunami has done little to dent the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) this year. Indeed, the project financing event in its seventh year has actually grown a shade…
A new crop of Asian talent has risen to the top of the acting profession including Sion Sono (Japan), Han Ye-seul (South Korea), Asin, Deepika Padukone, Freida Pinto (India) and Zhang Hanyu (China).
Variety surveys buzz titles and the sales companies behind them at this year's Filmart.
The Chinese call it a "financial tsunami," but while Asia's manufacturing and export industries have been drenched by bad news and many of their customers are underwater, parts of the film industry…
South Korea has the technological potential to put on one of the world's most dramatic demonstrations of what digital platforms can do for the film industry. Whether it does so is another matter.
In October, India's Bharti Airtel became the country's fifth DTH operator and the second to launch in 2008 (after Reliance's Big TV). With the satellites in place and the number of nets expanding…