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Taipei Film Festival Sets Competition Selection, Wang Xiaoshuai as Jury Head – Global Bulletin - variety.com - China - county Hall - Taiwan - city Taipei
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27.05.2024 / 11:51

Taipei Film Festival Sets Competition Selection, Wang Xiaoshuai as Jury Head – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The Taipei Film Festival has set “A Journey in Spring” as the Taiwan flagbearer in its international competition section. Directed by Peng Tzu-hui and Wang Ping-wen, the film was shot on Super 16 mm film stock and stars King Jieh-wen and Yang Kuei-mei.

China Box Office: ‘The Last Frenzy’ Keeps Theatrical Lead as Momentum Slows Further - variety.com - China - Japan - Hong Kong - city Beijing
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27.05.2024 / 06:47

China Box Office: ‘The Last Frenzy’ Keeps Theatrical Lead as Momentum Slows Further

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “The Last Frenzy,” a comedy film about a dying man’s last hurrah, retained the top spot in mainland Chinese cinemas for the third weekend of its four weeks on release. Other signs of theatrical malaise were plentiful. “The Last Frenzy” earned $5.8 million (RMB41.5 million) between Friday and Sunday, according to data from consultancy firm Artisan Gateway.

NBA Finals Basketball Games to Screen Live on Imax in Hong Kong, Taiwan - variety.com - China - Minnesota - county Dallas - Indiana - county Maverick - Boston - county Patrick - Hong Kong - Taiwan - city Hong Kong - Macau
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22.05.2024 / 13:51

NBA Finals Basketball Games to Screen Live on Imax in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The final matches of the NBA season will be screened live at selected Imax cinemas in Hong Kong and Taiwan from June 6. The screenings are the first time that Imax China, the offshoot of Imax Corp., the Canadian giant screen cinema and equipment company, offers a live sports experience. It comes as a result of a first-time deal between Imax China and NBA China.

Dolly De Leon Sets Serial Killer Series Role as Philippines Producer CreaZion Studios Builds Film Slate - variety.com - Spain - Philippines
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21.05.2024 / 12:05

Dolly De Leon Sets Serial Killer Series Role as Philippines Producer CreaZion Studios Builds Film Slate

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Dolly De Leon, who rocked the Cannes Film Festival two years ago in “Triangle of Sadness,” has joined the cast of “Severino: The First Serial Killer,” an upcoming series from Philippines outfit CreaZion Studios. While “Severino” is the highest profile project, the producer is building a larger slate of feature films. “Severino” De Leon is a large-scale period thriller series, chronicling the tale of Catholic priest Severino Mallari, who killed 57 people during the Spanish colonization era of the country. Producers RJ Agustin and Real Florido have tapped Yam Laranas known for his horror films “The Echo” and “The Road” as series director.

‘Mothers’ Instinct’ Set for China Theatrical Release (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - China - USA - Belgium
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20.05.2024 / 09:09

‘Mothers’ Instinct’ Set for China Theatrical Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Anne Hathaway– and Jessica Chastain-starring psychological thriller “Mothers’ Instinct” is set for release in Chinese theaters. Directed by cinematographer-turned-helmer Benoît Delhomme, the 1960s film depicts a pair of model homemakers and next-door neighbors whose close friendship is severely undone by sudden tragedy. The film is an English-language remake of the 2108 French-language effort by Belgium’s Olivier Masset-Depasse’s film, which was an adaptation of the 2012 novel “Derriere La Haine” by Barbara Abel. The film will release in China on May 24 on 2,500 screens.

China Box Office: ‘The Last Frenzy’ Returns to Top Spot as Theatrical Momentum Slows, ‘The Fall Guy’ Flops - variety.com - China - USA - Hong Kong
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20.05.2024 / 05:51

China Box Office: ‘The Last Frenzy’ Returns to Top Spot as Theatrical Momentum Slows, ‘The Fall Guy’ Flops

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “The Last Frenzy,” a comedy film about a dying man’s last hurrah, returned to the top spot in mainland Chinese cinemas in its third weekend of release. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” which a week earlier had been the biggest title, slipped to fourth place. In another China disappointment for Hollywood, “The Fall Guy” opened outside the Chinese top ten.

In ‘Blue Sun Palace,’ U.S.-Made Critics Week Charmer, Constance Tsang Reframes the Chinese Immigrant Tale With Empathy – and a Stellar Cast - variety.com - China - New York - county Queens
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19.05.2024 / 05:41

In ‘Blue Sun Palace,’ U.S.-Made Critics Week Charmer, Constance Tsang Reframes the Chinese Immigrant Tale With Empathy – and a Stellar Cast

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief First-time feature director Constance Tsang makes a splash in Cannes with “Blue Sun Palace,” the first U.S. film in Critics Week that is in the Mandarin Chinese language. Set in a massage parlor, staffed with Chinese immigrants, in Queens, New York, the melodramatic film tells of how the romantic relationship between a man and a woman is disrupted by a sudden disappearance. Tsang was careful to avoid stereotypes and to be true to the community that she grew up in and observing. But the feature effort was also a big step up from the short films she cut her teeth on. Underlining that point, she amassed a powerful cast of leading Chinese-speaking actors, including Lee Kang-sheng (“What Time Is It There” and a dozen Tsai Ming-liang films), Wu Ke-xi (“Nina Wu,” “The Road to Mandalay”) and rising Mainland China star Xu Haipeng.How did you jump from a succession of short films into your first feature? I would say that jumping into the feature is exactly what happened.

Chinese Streamer iQiyi Increases Profits in First Quarter - variety.com - China
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16.05.2024 / 12:51

Chinese Streamer iQiyi Increases Profits in First Quarter

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Chinese video streamer iQiyi reported increased profits in the first quarter of the year, derived from lower revenue. The company, which is NASDAQ-listed but majority owned by Chinese tech giant Baidu, said that net income attributable to iQiyi grew to RMB655 million ($90.8 million), compared to RMB618 million in the same period in 2023. Revenues were RMB7.9 billion ($1.1 billion), a decrease of 5% year-on-year. “We have been generating positive operating cash flow for eight consecutive quarters, and our balance sheet continued to improve,” said Wang Jun, the company’s chief financial officer. Performance transparency, however, has recently been reduced.

‘Civil War’ Secures China Theatrical Release; First For An A24 Production - deadline.com - Spain - France - Brazil - China - Washington
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16.05.2024 / 03:37

‘Civil War’ Secures China Theatrical Release; First For An A24 Production

Alex Garland’s Civil War has been set for a June 7 theatrical release date in China. This marks the first time an A24 production will officially hit cinemas there. The dystopian thriller was acquired by Huahua Media in the market with Alibaba set to partner on the local release. 

‘Kangaroo’ Hops Into Action for Studiocanal’s Cultivator Films Australia - variety.com - Australia - France - county Patrick - city Sanctuary
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15.05.2024 / 20:01

‘Kangaroo’ Hops Into Action for Studiocanal’s Cultivator Films Australia

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Cultivator Films Australia, the local subsidiary of France’s Studiocanal, has begun production of “Kangaroo,” its first movie. It tells the story of Chris Barns, aka ‘Brolga,’ founder of the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Previously announced in December, the film is directed by Kate Woods (“The Umbrella Academy,” “The Good Lord Bird,” “Looking for Alibrandi”) and is written by Harry Cripps (“The Dry,” “Penguin Bloom”) with Melina Marchetta and additional material from Danielle MacLean & Peta-Lee Cole-Manolis.

Asian Content Attracts and Retains 80% of Region’s VOD Audiences, Report - variety.com - China - Thailand - Japan - North Korea - Indonesia - Malaysia - Singapore - Taiwan - Philippines
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15.05.2024 / 06:59

Asian Content Attracts and Retains 80% of Region’s VOD Audiences, Report

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Asian audiences are increasingly turning to homegrown content in their streaming choices. Asian titles powering 80% of premium VOD engagement and customer acquisition, according to new research from research and consultancy firm Media Partners Asia. “The Rise of Asian Content” is based on passive tracking of 40,000 users by sister company AMPD in nine major Asian markets – Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand – over 15 months between Jan.

Tencent Profit Recovers, Approaches $6 Billion in First Quarter - variety.com - China - city Shanghai
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14.05.2024 / 13:17

Tencent Profit Recovers, Approaches $6 Billion in First Quarter

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Tencent, the Chinese social media, gaming and streaming giant, enjoyed a 62% gain in profits, earned from a 6% revenue improvement in the first quarter of the year. Profits between January and March reached RMB42.6 billion ($5.92 billion). That figure also represented a 55% quarter on quarter gain.

Lino Brocka’s Cannes Classic ‘Bona,’ With Philippines’ Female Superstar Nora Aunor, Set for Release in U.S., France (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Canada - Philippines
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14.05.2024 / 07:41

Lino Brocka’s Cannes Classic ‘Bona,’ With Philippines’ Female Superstar Nora Aunor, Set for Release in U.S., France (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Bona,” one of the landmark films of Philippines cinema, is headed for release in France and the U.S. later this year. Directed by Lino Brocka, considered one of the pioneers of Philippines cinema, a restored version of the film returns to Cannes after an absence of more than 40 years.

New Gen Drives Biz as Taiwan Sees Rise of Younger Filmmakers With Global Ambition: ‘Everything is Possible in Taiwan’ - variety.com - France - China - Malaysia - Hong Kong - Singapore - Taiwan - city Taipei - city Hong Kong - Bhutan
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14.05.2024 / 06:05

New Gen Drives Biz as Taiwan Sees Rise of Younger Filmmakers With Global Ambition: ‘Everything is Possible in Taiwan’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The feature “Tales of Taipei” is a tribute to the low-pressure, culturally rich city, which has been shaped by its regional neighbors, taken in diverse peoples and distilled the multiple competing influences into a messy, happy-go-lucky morass. Produced by Bowie Tsang and Amy Ma, the film calls on 10 directors hailing from Malaysia, France, Bhutan and Hong Kong, and Taiwanese locals Yin Cheng-han and Remii Huang to contribute.“Everything is possible in Taiwan, everything exits side by side,” says Tsang, who was born in Hong Kong. “We have old Chinese myths.

Buddy Marini, Veteran Asia Executive, Hired as GM of Warner Bros. Discovery in Japan - variety.com - China - Japan - Tokyo - county Patrick
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14.05.2024 / 02:39

Buddy Marini, Veteran Asia Executive, Hired as GM of Warner Bros. Discovery in Japan

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Veteran Asian executive Buddy Marini has been appointed GM of Warner Bros. Discovery in Japan.The role covers all operations in Japan including home entertainment, digital & TV licensing, consumer products, anime production, franchise and pay-TV networks, but excluding theatrical and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo: The Making of Harry Potter business. Marini joins WBD with 25+ years’ experience in leadership across media and technology companies in Japan, China and the U.S.

Tencent Music Profits Climb 28% in First Quarter as More Users Pay for Streaming - variety.com - China
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13.05.2024 / 12:21

Tencent Music Profits Climb 28% in First Quarter as More Users Pay for Streaming

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Tencent Music Entertainment, China’s largest online music corporation, got smaller but more profitable in the first quarter of 2024. That continued a trend seen previously in the company’s 2023 accounts. Revenues in the January to March quarter weighed in at $937 million (RMB6.77 billion), a 3% decrease compared with the same quarter last year. But profits after tax increased 28% to $212 million (RMB1.53 billion). Monthly active users across its free and paid for tiers decreased by 2% to 592 million.

China Box Office: ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Opens on Top of Weekend Chart - variety.com - China - Japan - Hong Kong
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13.05.2024 / 03:41

China Box Office: ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Opens on Top of Weekend Chart

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” debuted on top of the mainland China box office with an opening weekend score of $11.4 million (RMB81.1 million). That was only the fourth weekend this year that a Hollywood film has topped the China charts and the third time in 2024 that a Hollywood title has opened on top. “Apes” was also the top film this weekend in North America and international markets. Data from consultancy firm Artisan Gateway showed that the film accounted for some 30% of the theatrical total on a weekend where theaters earned a combined $38.2 million.

Touching Trailer Revealed for Un Certain Regard’s ‘Viet and Nam’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Vietnam - city Busan
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11.05.2024 / 10:29

Touching Trailer Revealed for Un Certain Regard’s ‘Viet and Nam’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief French sales agent Pyramide International has dropped a dark and subtle trailer for “Việt and Nam” a gay drama about two young miners who must complete a mission before fate pulls them apart. Directed by Vietnamese auteur Trương Minh Quý, the film plays at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard with its world premiere on May 22. Per a synopsis from lead producer Epicmedia: “Nam and Việt, both young miners, cherish fleeting moments, knowing that one of them will soon leave for a new life across the sea. But the departure cannot happen as, lying in a far-off forest is Nam’s father, a soldier, whose remains they’re compelled to find.

Fortissimo Selling ‘Family at Large’ Chinese Crime Drama - variety.com - Britain - China - city Amsterdam - city Beijing
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09.05.2024 / 11:03

Fortissimo Selling ‘Family at Large’ Chinese Crime Drama

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Amsterdam- and Beijing-based Fortissimo Films is to pre-sell Chinese crime drama “Family at large,” kicking off at the Cannes Market. The film had previously been announced with sales handled jointly by Fortissimo and Rediance. Now, Fortissimo alone is representing rights worldwide, ex-China. Directed by Kang Bo, the film is set in the chilly far north of the country.

‘Noise’ Sales Resonate for Korea’s Finecut – Pre-Cannes Market Deals - variety.com - Spain - France - Brazil - Italy - Thailand - Austria - Japan - North Korea - Indonesia - Greece - Czech Republic - Berlin - Cyprus - Slovakia - Taiwan - city Sangsoo
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09.05.2024 / 09:39

‘Noise’ Sales Resonate for Korea’s Finecut – Pre-Cannes Market Deals

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Korean sales firm Finecut has inked multiple deals for horror thriller “Noise” and for “A Traveler’s Needs,” the recent Berlin prize-winner directed by Hong Sangsoo.“Noise” is a “multi-sensory and realistic horror” film that intertwines societal motifs of “floor noise” with suspenseful elements. Directed by Kim Soo-jin, the film centers around a woman with a hearing aid haunted by inexplicable sounds linked to her sister’s disappearance in her own apartment and attracting a malevolent presence.

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