Posts Tagged ‘news’

Mexico, Singapore Reveal Co-Production Treaty Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

November 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mexico and Singapore are working on a memorandum of understanding, while at least two movies are already queuing to use the new treaty

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China’s Wanda Appoints Sepp Blatter’s Nephew To Head New Sports Division

November 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Philippe Blatter, nephew of scandal-hit soccer boss Sepp Blatter, has been named as head of the new sports division at China’s Wanda group.

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Korea’s Blue Dragon Spreads Awards Heat Between Hit Movies and Indie Titles

November 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Unlike last week’s Grand Bell prizes, Korea's Blue Dragon Awards spread the love between “Ode,” “Assassination,” “Veteran” and “The Throne."

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Bona Film Group Profits Dip in Third Quarter

November 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Revenues from its chain of theaters helped Chinese film studio Bona Film Group weather a weak quarter for its distribution activities.

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China’s Hengdian To Build Five IMAX Theaters

November 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hengdian Entertainment has joined the growing band of exhibitors in China to build IMAX theaters.

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China Box Office: ‘Mockingjay’ Scores Modest Weekend Win

November 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The release of “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” led the weekend chart, but failed to set the wider Chinese box office on fire.

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Hou Hsiao-hsien’s ‘The Assassin’ Dominates Golden Horse Awards

November 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Assassin” came out on top at the Golden Horse Awards, often regarded as the highest prizes for Chinese-language films.

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South Park Hysterically Satirized Ad Blocking and Sponsored Content

November 19, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

South Park's 19th season has been unusually strong, thanks to a season-long storyline involving topics like political correctness and gentrification. "Sponsored Content," last night's episode of the Comedy Central hit, was one of its best yet in 2015. Show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone hilariously took on several of the issues advertisers have been grappling with, including ad blocking and sponsored content. In the episode, the elementary school's new principal, PC Principal, informs the student editor of the school newspaper, Jimmy, that he can no longer distribute the paper in school until the content is pre-approved. Jimmy refuses and instead delivers it door to door, to the delight of parents who are finally able to enjoy news stories that aren't obstructed by ads. "There's no ads, no sponsored content, no links to click on," says one overjoyed parent, Stephen. He then goes off on this rant about the insanity of reading content online: "Do you know how long it's been since I was just able to sit back and read the news? I got so used to getting news off the internet, but I feel like I'm always trying to chase the news somehow. It's like I'm in a black void trying to reach the news story, but then the next thing I know, I'm reading an ad for Geico.

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China Bans Foreign Shows on Set-Top Boxes

November 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s film and TV regulators have banned plug-in software that has allowed TV viewers to access foreign TV shows through set-top decoders.

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CTE, Viva To Launch Filipino Version of Celestial Movies Channel

November 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Celestial Tiger Entertainment has teamed with Viva Comms. to launch a localized Philippines version of Chinese film channel Celestial Movies

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