The Weinstein Co has acquired remake rights and all North American rights to "13," a psychological thriller from Thailand's Sahamongkolfilm, the creative team behind "Ong-Bak."
Focus Films, the boutique production and distribution org controlled by Andy Lau, picked up international sales rights to two Malaysian movies, including Pusan fest winner "Love Conquers All."
International sales agent Fortissimo Films has picked up world rights outside the Korean Peninsula to "No Regrets," a gay romancer by tyro helmer Leesong Hee-il.
In terms of pop culture, perhaps no country in the world has ever experienced a greater renaissance than South Korea. In film, TV drama, rock music, cell phones and other areas, the nation has spread…
Less than two weeks after North Korea allegedly tested a nuclear weapon and only four days after the United Nations imposed sanctions against the country, one French company has struck up a trade…
Opinions about the effectiveness of the newly structured Asian Film Market predictably divided along lines reflecting the participants' expectations and available rights.
Proving that there is no intra-Asian rivalry that cannot be overcome with liberal helpings of food and drink, Hong Kong's Trade Development Council, which runs FilMart and the HAF project forum…
Party for the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam was less boisterous than events held in previous years at the O Happy Days club-bar on the Eastern hills above Pusan.
Avex Asia, the new movie arm of Japanese music giant Avex, is investing in "Apple," a Chinese drama now in production. Li Yu helms the $3 million story of two couples from contrasting social strata…
Asia's filmmakers are the big winners in the Rotterdam film festival's (IFFR) expanded support program, snaring all the grants in the first round of funding for digital projects.