HONG KONG — China’s Bona Film Group is to launch a $162 million (RMB1 billion) fund to boost its production efforts. The Wuhu Bona Film Investment Management is understood to be the first of its kind…
Tokyo — Chinese director Chen Kaige will head the competition jury at the 26th Tokyo Intl. Film Festival, set to unspool Oct. 22-24. Chen's association with the festival goes back to its sixth…
HONG KONG — Chinese investor Bruno Wu is planning to raise a new $500 million fund for media investments, targeting companies in China and other parts of Asia. According to The Wall Street Journal…
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UltraStar Cinemas, a U.S.-owned exhib, is joining forces with China’s Letian Entertainment to deliver more than 40 digital movie theaters to Chinese audiences by 2016, the companies announced on…
After months of haggling, Hollywood will finally be getting paid for its films released in China. “We are pleased to hear that the Chinese government has addressed the matter and all money due will…
LOCARNO — Mexico City-based Interior 13, a lynchpin of Mexico's left-of-field art-house scene both as a production and distribution house, is set to produce "I Promise Anarchy," Julio Hernandez…
At age 78, you continue to be superbly prolific (an astonishing 48 films), but even your most ardent admirers fail to appreciate two other qualities about you.
Fox Star Studios is looking to expand elsewhere in India, signing a two-pic deal with Tamil producer C.V. Kumar (“Pizza”) and his Thirukumaran Entertainment. The pact with Kumar comprises pics…
Social activist Grace Lee Boggs is the sort of feisty, irresistible camera subject that will lend this lively and intelligent documentary a decent fest profile.
Equal parts suspenseful road movie, persuasively detailed period drama and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story, "The Retrieval" is an outstanding example of regional indie filmmaking…
Helmer Chad Hartigan's second feature is Americana of a very immediate sort, a tale of redemption that may leave its viewers with an uncanny sense of peace.