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In a first of its kind deal, Japanese public broadcaster NHK will broadcast the Netflix original drama series “Hibana: Spark” starting in February. The 10 episodes about the struggles of a comedy duo, of 45 to 50 minutes each, will air on Sunday evenings. A Netflix original series produced in collaboration with the Yoshimoto Kogyo… Read more »
Sony’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” and Regency Enterprises’ “Assassin’s Creed” have both secured release dates in mainland China. The territory is the world’s second largest theatrical film market. “Resident Evil” will be released on Feb.17, a week after another actioner “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” reaches Chinese screens. “Sing also releases in China… Read more »
New film projects by China’s Johnny Ma (“Old Stone”,) Hong Kong veteran Derek Chiu and Japan’s Naomi Kawase as producer are among the selection for the upcoming edition of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF.) The event is among the oldest film project markets in Asia and is now in its 15th edition…. Read more »
The film has been stunningly resilient alongside Oscar heavyweights like “La La Land” and “Arrival” on the guild circuit.
“Six,” History’s scripted drama about special-forces soldiers, has a lot in common with its characters, who often have a clarity of purpose in the field that they struggle to find in other arenas. The show’s directors are adept at shooting action, and when the men of SEAL Team Six are on missions and in other… Read more »
UPDATED: The Donald Trump White House has added another figure with major Hollywood ties, as the president-elect on Tuesday named WME-IMG chief financial officer Chris Liddell to oversee special projects. Liddell, who joined the super-agency in 2014, will take the title of assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives. During the transition, Liddell has… Read more »
On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction. And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up… Read more »