China Stock Markets Crash Again, Some Media Firms Spared

July 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Some media stocks were spared as Chinese share markets crashed by more than 8% on Monday, their biggest one day fall since 2007.

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Korea Box Office: ‘Assassination’ Shoots Top Spot

July 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Star-studded period action drama “Assassination” hit its target and achieved the highest scoring opening this year by a Korean film.

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Australia’s Ten Network Hires Paul Anderson As Sixth CEO In Five Years

July 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australia’s troubled free-to-air TV broadcaster Ten Network has appointed Paul Anderson as its sixth CEO in five years.

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Tokyo Festival to Showcase Iconic ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

July 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Iconic Japanese robot-themed animation Mobile Suit Gundam will be given pride of place this year at October’s edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival

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Film Review: ‘Dark Was the Night’

July 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Well-crafted horror that compensates (at least to a point) for its lack of original ideas with nice atmospherics and judicious restraint.

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China’s Regulators Target Reality Shows in Latest TV Cleanup

July 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s media regulators have openly criticized the country’s TV content and unveiled tougher rules for reality TV shows.

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‘Monster Hunt’ Reaches $170 Million in Eight Days at China Box Office

July 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Monster Hunt,” the Chinese fantasy by ‘Shrek’ creator Raman Hui, has become the fastest Chinese movie to score RMB1 billion.

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Nikkei Sees Global, Digital Expansion at Core of $1.3 Billion Financial Times Deal

July 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Nikkei Inc. sees acquisition as major step in the internationalization and digitization strategy that it has already been pursuing.

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China Releasing Calendar to Remain Crowded

July 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Terminator: Genisys” to open in August, “Minions” and Alibaba's “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation,” will release in September.

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Duncan Pescod To Replace Michael Lynch at West Kowloon Cultural District

July 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

High profile Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch is to be replaced by senior civil servant Duncan Pescod as CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the arts mega project in Hong Kong.

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