Warner Bros. has acquired live-action feature rights to Tite Kubo's manga and anime property "Bleach," which will be adapted by "Wrath of the Titans" scribe Dan Mazeau.
Run Run Shaw, one of the legends of Asian cinema and TV, has retired, age 104, as chairman of Hong Kong broadcaster TVB after 40 years at the helm.
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.
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.