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…
China is forecast to continue to see expansion of its digital cable, mobile phone and theatrical film markets for several years. Satellite TV and IPTV are growing at a slower pace because government…
Asian economies have not proved to be as discrete from the U.S. and European economic crises as their governments suggested a few months back. And their media companies are trimming jobs as TV and…
In a setback for health campaigners in the country, an Indian court has reversed a federal ban on showing smoking in film and TV.