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Philippines Online Hit ‘Kiss Master’ Set for Series Adaptation by Wattpad and Kumu (EXCLUSIVE)

Philippines social media platform and online story company Wattpad have joined forces to adapt Jamille Fumah’s Wattpad hit “Kiss Master” as a 10-episode series for multi-platform distribution. The romantic fantasy currently has 7.7 million...

Jaeson Ma’s EST Studios Signs Production, Sales Pact With Taiwan’s Studio76 (EXCLUSIVE)

EST Studios, a newly launched finance, production and sales company, has announced a co-production partnership with Taiwan-based Studio76. Together they are targeting an initial slate of six films across all genres aimed...

The Philippines Offers Film Distribution Incentive, Expands International Cooperation

The Film Development Council of the Philippines on Sunday launched UniPhilippines, an incentive program that will reward overseas distributors of Philippines films. The FDCP also added to its stock of international cooperation...

Everyone Wants to Be Korean, as the K-wave Sucks in International Talent

Surprising as it may sound, the Korean film industry has had a rough time over the past couple of years. Get ready for a comeback. Just at a moment when Korean film...

Cannes Facetime: ‘Return to Seoul’ Director Davy Chou

Un Certain Regard title “Return to Seoul” from French-Cambodian director Davy Chou caused an early stir by being one of the first Official Selection titles from this year’s Cannes to secure a...

Jack Ma Biopic Series in the Works at France’s Oble (EXCLUSIVE)

“Jack Magic,” a biographical series about Jack Ma, the colorful co-founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is in development at French production house Oble. The series is adapted from Duncan Clark’s best-selling...

‘Fearless,’ ‘Cold War’ Series in the Works as Bill Kong’s Edko Film Takes First Steps Into Streaming (EXCLUSIVE)

TV series adaptations of “Fearless” and “Cold War,” two of the highest-profile Hong Kong action movies of the 21st century, are now in development. The shift into TV represents a major expansion...

Odin’s Eye Launching ‘In Vitro’ Sci-Fi Thriller at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Odin’s Eye Entertainment has boarded “In Vitro,” an elevated sci-fi thriller starring Ashley Zukerman (“Succession” ) and Talia Zucker (“Lake Mungo”). Pic is co-directed by Tom McKeith and Will Howarth, whose debut...

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