Viacom is taking a huge step into India, entering into a joint venture with the country's TV18 Group for film and TV production and distribution. The venture, Viacom-18, will see the two companies…
The Shanghai International Film Fest (June 16-24) has unveiled the line up for the tenth running of its Jin Jue competition. Chen Kaige ("Farewell my Concubine') will head the competition jury.
Eros Entertainment, the London-listed Bollywood distribution giant, has inked a trio of content alliances and preemed a channel on YouTube.
Nordic distribution giant Scanbox Entertainment has moved into co-production in the region's largest market, Sweden, and has greenlit investments in three pics in different stages of production.
Korean sales and production group Studio 2.0 licensed its toilet humored animation "Aachi and Ssipak" to Switzerland's Film Verleih Gruppe for all German-speaking territories in Europe and to Madman…
"Whale Rider" helmer Niki Caro and pic's breakout star Keisha Castle-Hughes are to reteam in "The Vintner's Luck." Pic is a 19th century fantasy romance involving wine and angels.
The upcoming Melbourne film fest is to launch a film market and a production support operation (July 26-28). Titled 37 South: Bridging the Gap, the linked events are backed by a A$2 million ($1.65…
Unlike many other Asian actors, Korean stars have largely resisted westernizing their names. Now Korean beauty Jun Ji-hyun, who starred in "Daisy" and "My Sassy Girl," has taken the plunge by using…
The boom in sales of Korean films to Japan seems to be well and truly over. But now Japanese movies are increasingly popular in South Korea -- so much so that pre-sales deals are once again flowing.
Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia has inked a multi-picture production deal with Star Overseas, the Hong Kong-based shingle operated by athletic Chinese star Stephen Chow.
Asian movie-making is to get a $100 million cash injection following the launch of the A3 Intl. Film Fund. New structure will take an active approach to distribution and establish privileged…