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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Cate Blanchett to Direct TV Series ‘Stateless’

July 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cate Blanchett is to develop and direct an Australian series, “Stateless,” her first move into high end TV.

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China Box Office Records Smashed by ‘Monster Hunt’ and ‘Pancake Man’

July 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Multiple records tumbled at the Chinese box office where local films grossed some $180 million over the weekend.

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Japan TV Networks to Launch TVer Online Video Platform

July 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Japan’s five top commercial TV networks will jointly launch a service to stream their new shows on the Internet, starting in October.

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Korea Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ Becomes Pixar’s Biggest Hit

July 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Inside Out” climbed to top position in the Korean box office with a week-on-week rise of 41%.

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SoftBank Puts Video Site DramaFever up for Sale Again, say Reports

July 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DramaFever, the online vide site known for its Korean dramas, is up for sale a year after it was acquired by SoftBank, according to reports.

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