Unswayed by the country's political turmoil and warnings to travelers to stay away, the 2008 edition of the Bangkok Film Festival will open on Sept. 23 with Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
Things at free-to-air broadcaster Asia Television are more than a bit in flux at the moment.
The scoop: While Hong Kong doesn't offer a rebate program or favorable exchange rates for international film crews, it does have a simple tax regime -- 17.5% for corporations and 16% for…
The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival will open Sept. 23 with the Asian preems of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" and Stanley Tam's "Breeze in July."
Free-to-air broadcaster Television Broadcasts plans to sell a 20% stake in money-losing paybox TVB Pay Vision to an unnamed investor for HK$140 million ($18 million).
Billionaire Richard Li's media company PCCW reported first-half profits up 3.3% to HK$822 million ($105 million) vs. to the same time last year.
Ziyi Zhang is in talks to star in "Waiting," based on Ha Jin's National Book Award-winning novel.
Universal Music Thailand has named Ron Kamnuanthip general manager.
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