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Amazon Prime Video Looks to Southeast Asia Production Launch

Amazon Prime Video is hatching plans to expand its streaming service within Southeast Asia, the company said on Thursday. The company unveiled a plan to open a regional office in Singapore and...

Virtual Production Here to Stay, Despite High Cost and Asia’s Shortage of Skills – ATF

‘Virtual production’ enthusiasts bemoaned high start-up costs and lack of cross-disciplinary talent as impediments to the growth of the technology in Asia, even as the pandemic forces changes in production practices in...

Why Asia’s Goldrush for IP Remains Hot- ATF

The goldrush for exploitable IP continues to run hot in Asia, with producers mining non-traditional sources and existing libraries for overlooked titles. Lim Teck, MD of Singapore production and distribution company Clover...

Beach House Pictures, Clover Films and Netflix Receiving Singapore Government Support

Canadian-owned Beach House Pictures and Singapore producer-distributor Clover Films are receiving support from the Singapore government for their international outreach efforts. The partnerships were supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s...

IQiyi International Unveils First Thai Original, Five Series From Malaysia

iQiyi International, the overseas arm of Chinese video streamer iQiyi, used the platform of the Asian Television Forum & Market on Wednesday to reveal its first original drama series from Thailand, and...

Second Season of Australian Thriller ‘Total Control’ Licensed Across Asia and Latin America – ATF (EXCLUSIVE)

Australian contemporary political thriller series “Total Control” has been licensed by broadcasters and streamers across Asia and Latin America, following the recent launch of a second season. Starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel...

‘Be Somebody’ Holds Strongly at the China Box Office in Its Third Weekend

Crime comedy film “Be Somebody” held up strongly at the top of the mainland Chinese box office, in a weekend where the top four places remained unchanged. “Be Somebody” scored $21.9 million...

Korea Box Office: ‘Spiritwalker’ Wins Weekend Ahead of ‘Encanto’

“Spiritwalker,” a fantasy action film about a man who wakes up in a new body every twelve hours, grabbed the top spot at the South Korean box office over the weekend. It...

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