UTV: India's most eligible media partner? Headed by Screwvala, its activities today range from buying airtime to movie production and distribution.
The studio congloms have different levels of involvement in China and India. Championed by Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. and Fox are front-runners in both countries -- possibly too aggressive in China.
John Woo's forthcoming epic "The Battle of Red Cliff" -- the most expensive Asian movie ever made -- has just gotten a whole lot bigger. Pic has seen its budget balloon from a previously announced…
Essential Entertainment, the new sales outfit fronted by Jere Hausfater and John Fremes, has unveiled its first pics since being formed last month with a large slug of venture capital coin.
The beginning of big film markets accents an odd division among companies involved in the international sales biz: The big get busy, the small take it nice and sloooow.
Shochiku has struck a deal with producer Arthur Cohn for a remake of "The Yellow Handkerchief" (Shiwasa no Kiiroi Hankachi) one of the Japanese major's classics from 30 years back.
MediaCorp Raintree Pictures and the Media Development Authority of Singapore have unveiled plans to back "881," the country's first musical movie in several decades.
French distributor Surreal Films has acquired French rights to Sundance meller "Never Forever," by Korean-American helmer Gina Kim. Pic, which stars the currently ubiquitous Vera Farmiga, Ha Jungwoo…
Korean production shingle M&FC has retrieved rights to "M," a thriller by Lee Myung-se.
What is the connection between Rakesh Roshan's "Krrish," last summer's big Bollywood hit, and Lucasfilm? Both have taken advantage of the financial incentives offered by Singapore to help it build a…