Slater Brothers Entertainment is breaking into the distribution business with indie comedy "My Uncle Rafael" early next year.
A mediocre remake of the famous, same-named 1987 Hong Kong action-fantasy, "A Chinese Ghost Story" sports snazzy effects and some decent fight sequences, but that's about it.
Chinese shingle Celestial Pictures has teamed up with the Beijing Film Academy and Youth Film Studio to launch a screenplay competition.
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In 2000, Celestial Pictures bought the Shaw Brothers film library, the world's largest Chinese film collection, encompassing more than 760 feature films released over a 40-year timeframe.
Umetsugu Inoue, a director who had a big impact on Japanese and Hong Kong pop cinema starting in the 1950s, died Thursday of a cerebral hemorrhage in Tokyo. He was 86.
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For their next collaboration, the "No Country for Old Men" team of Joel and Ethan Coen and producer Scott Rudin will transfer another Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work into a film.
Eric Robinson has been upped to senior VP of production and development for the Weinstein Co.
Celestial Pictures has reached a long-term deal for Jaman to license the online distrib rights to 50 titles from the Shaw Brothers library in the U.S. and Canada.
The MGM Channel Germany has renewed its pay TV deal with Celestial Pictures to premiere 15 Celestial Shaw Brothers movies on its Kung Fu Classics evening segment in six German-speaking territories.