Indie feature "Outsourced" is being developed into a TV comedy by helmer Ken Kwapis ("The Office").
With October already bursting at the seams with film festivals in Pusan, London, Rome, Antalya and Tokyo, the addition of another fest might normally have elicited a groan.
Much has been written about the mysterious cultural enigma that is Ang Lee. Here's a filmmaker as fascinated by the mechanics of kung fu wirework as he is by the emotional subtleties of Jane Austen…
Tony Leung Chiu-wai has been on an unusually cruel streak of late. Having played a ruthless lady-killer in Wong Kar Wai's "2046," the Hong Kong superstar with the iconic eyebrows gets even nastier in…
For two gweilos (Westerners) in the Asian film industry, Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J. Werner have come a very long way. But then Barendrecht has been known to describe himself as an egg: white…
The first thing that people like to report about Bill Kong is how shy and unassuming he is. Next they say how powerful and successful he is. Unusually, both are true.
The quietly spoken head of Adlabs Films, Manmohan Shetty can be likened to India's version of Bill Kong. He draws on years of experience and has excellent instincts honed from work at the sharp end…
For all intents and purposes, China Film Group is the Chinese film industry -- it controls the purse strings, the facilities and the talent, and it decides who makes what and when. As the head of…
He describes himself as "the driving force behind UTV's evolution into India's first truly global media company." In truth, Rohinton "Ronnie" Screwvala has very little to be modest about.
Wang Zhongjun is a man of no small ambition. He dominates the Chinese film business with his ability to spot top talent and projects. He also has a knack for luring cash to fund the plans of the…