Euro talent had its moment in the sun -- literally -- in Pusan Saturday when European Film Promotion held a meet-the-public confab on the beach.
Korean pop culture, from pics to music and TV dramas, have boomed through much of Asia. Japan was the first and biggest market to catch the wave (known as hanryu); consumers began taking to all…
Sony horror sequel "The Grudge 2" topped the weekend's B.O., with $22 mil. off 3,211 playdates for a per-screen average of $6,851. In the specialty sector, Warner Independent's Truman Capote biopic…
Seems the financial creativeness of private equity investors knows no ends. A group of Singaporean embalmers and mortuary operators have put up the seed capital for "Untold Beauty," a romantic horror…
The Asian Producers Network, a new org for promoting cooperation among leading Asian producers, had its launch meeting on Saturday at the Grand Hotel. Chaired by Korean producer Jonathan H. Kim, the…
The latest historical war epic to come out of China, "Battle of Wits" by Hong Kong helmer Jacob Cheung, will bow across Asia starting the end of November, earlier than expected.
Fest topper Kim Dong-ho was on hand Sunday -- among plenty of other folks -- to officially open Pusan's Asian Film Market.
Australian-U.S. sales agent Arclight has picked up "Gau ngao gau" (Dog Bite Dog), a brutal crime thriller from Hong Kong. Pic will be marketed under company's Easternlight label for Asian titles.
Chinese film authorities have set up a film promo body featuring some of the biggest names in the domestic biz, including Zhang Ziyi, to help win international market share.
While Japan was late jumping on the film festival bandwagon, it quickly established internationally renowned events including the Yubari Fantastic fest, the Yamagata Documentary fest and the Fukuoka…
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a quick stop in Hong Kong to, among other things, sign a pact encouraging collaboration between the two entertainment capitals and trade gateways.