Posts Tagged ‘news’

China’s Bona Votes For NASDAQ Delisting

March 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bona Film Group shareholders have overwhelmingly voted to be taken private by companies including Alibaba, Tencent and Fosun.

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Closure Imminent at Hong Kong’s ATV, Following Court Ruling

March 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Liquidators can close beleaguered Asia Television with immediate effect, court says.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Australia Biggest Ever Oscar Haul

February 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australian is reveling in the multiple Oscar award successes for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

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HAN Capital Management Raises $500 Million China Film Fund

February 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New York-based HAN Capital Management has raised $500 million for an entertainment fund that will invest in Chinese film and TV productions.

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Lee Yong-kwan Close to Exit as Busan Assembly Ducks Decisions

February 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lee Yong-kwan will Friday lose his job as director of the troubled Busan festival after a general meeting ended without taking key decisions

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India’s Viacom18 Launches Hindi Movie Channel Rishtey Cineplex

February 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

India’s Viacom18 group plays catchup, launches Hindi movie channel Rishtey Cineplex.

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Hong Kong Festival Unveils 40th Anniversary Lineup

February 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The HKIFF will kick off its 40th anniversary celebrations with twin opening night screenings.

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CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley’s Office Is Like a Floating Museum

February 23, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When Scott Pelley assumed the role of CBS Evening News anchor in 2011, he'd had a long and storied career of reporting from war zones, refugee camps and even campaign trails. So when he moved into his office overlooking the CBS newsroom, Pelley filled the space with items that remind him of and pay homage to his career at CBS. Above all else, however, his office is a working space for the team responsible for Evening News' soaring ratings. "I think of my office as a meeting place for our correspondents, producers and staff," Pelley said. "We pull up the chairs around the round table in the middle and talk about writing, reporting and the direction of our coverage. The office has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the newsroom one floor below. I always keep the drapes pulled fully back so everyone can spot me and know that my door is open. We're hyper-collaborative.

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China Unveils Tough Controls on Foreign Media Activities

February 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Foreign-owned media or joint ventures in China will not be able to publish online without prior approval.

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Berlin Braced for Benjamin Netanyahu

February 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Berlin and the festival will be on security alert Monday as the city awaits the official visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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