Posts Tagged ‘news’

Japan Box Office: ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Beats ‘Star Wars’ Ticket Sales

December 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Japanese animation, “Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!,” opened bigger than “Star Wars” in admissions terms

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Lee Byung-hun Leads Star Trio in ‘Master’

December 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Three of Korea’s biggest screen stars, Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won, and Kim Woo-bin, will make a collective onscreen comeback in “Master.”

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A+E Networks Shows To Be Hosted on Hulu Japan

December 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A large slate of programming from A+E Networks will be made available on Hulu Japan.

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Major Companies Urge Approval of Hong Kong Copyright Law

December 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Tempers flare after meeting of copyright lobby group. Government admits that proposed legislation does not go far enough.

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Sales Climb For CJ Entertainment’s ‘Himalayas’

December 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Korea’s CJ Entertainment locks distribution deals in 63 territories for upcoming action drama “The Himalayas.”

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CineAsia: IMAX To Surpass 500 Theaters in China As CGV Adds 25 Screens

December 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

South Korea’s CJ-CGV has ordered an additional 25 IMAX giant screens which it will locate in its Chinese theater circuit.

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Twitter Erupts in Mockery Over Selection of Sleepy Coldplay for Super Bowl Halftime

December 3, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Super Bowl fans, are you ready to rock? Hope not, because you're getting Coldplay. The mellow crooners were announced today as the 2016 Super Bowl's halftime headliners, which was music to the ears of fans. But the choice (as it does each year) elicited its share of critics. Here's a brief sampling of how Twitter users responded to the news: Someone should run the concussion protocol on whoever picks Super Bowl halftime talent. — Ken Wheaton (@kenwheaton) December 3, 2015 Total snoozers to perform Super Bowl halftime show — Jordan M. Schultz (@MonroeSchultz) December 3, 2015 tfw when Coldplay takes the stage for halftime — Connor Finnegan (@ConnorFinnegan) December 3, 2015 Coldplay is doing the Super Bowl halftime show. Players are going to start calling their old teams in tears, trying to get back together. — Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) December 3, 2015 "COLDPLAY DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT FOOTBALL *IS*! THEY CALL IT SOCCER OVER THERE!" "Sir, do you have an actual emergency you're calling for?" — Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) December 3, 2015 Coldplay is the clip-on-man-bun of bands — Doug Bies (@dougbies) December 3, 2015 Ya know how Coldplay got its name? It's because their shit ain't fire #stepitupsuperbowl — Nate Coble (@NCoble06) December 3, 2015 Who would be a better #SB50 halftime act than Coldplay? — Ken Scudder (@kenscudder) December 3, 2015 The majority of Twitter's reaction to the #NFL announcing Coldplay as the #SuperBowl50 halftime act.... — Kayla Mortellaro (@KaylaMortellaro) December 3, 2015

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HBO Asia Inks Training Pact with Singapore Industry

December 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Skills initiative welcomed by Communications Minister Yaacob Ibrahim at ATF opening ceremony.

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Fox Isn’t Laughing About an ABC Sitcom Called ‘Fair and Balanced’

December 1, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes isn't amused by ABC's plans for a comedy called Fair and Balanced. The show, from ABC and Lionsgate, stars Kal Penn as a journalist who aspires to work for NPR, but instead takes a job at a cable news network that resembles Fox News Channel. Ailes, who was a comedy writer earlier in his career, told Adweek he doesn't find the idea of co-opting Fox's trademarked slogan at all funny. "They ought to call it an attempt at liberal comedy which will fail," Ailes said. "People tried to poke at this, and the whole Fair and Balanced concept. They wouldn't know fair and balanced if it hit them in the ass with a fish." Fox trademarked "Fair and Balanced" in 1997, and is looking into its use in the proposed title of the ABC sitcom. The series is currently in script development. ABC will decide by February whether to move ahead with a pilot. Still, Ailes is ready for a fight. "I might have the lawyers call," he said, adding: "I've got 24 hours a day to trash ABC programming. You guys can't program your way out of the men's room. "I have friends at ABC. Why do I want to trash these poor dumb bastards. But I thought, alright, one more guy's going to pick a fight with everybody else. Let's go," Ailes concluded. This is not the first time Fair and Balanced has been used as a comedic trope against the news network.

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LeTV Hong Kong Adds HITS Channel From Singapore’s Rewind

December 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Singapore-based channels group Rewind Networks will launch its HITS channel in Hong Kong on the fast expanding LeTV digital platform.

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