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Australia Extends Production Incentives to Help Local Industry

The Australian federal government has extended two key film and funding initiatives. These are expected to help the country’s screen production sector remain active and continue to recover from the disruptions caused...

Korea Box Office: ‘Book of Fish’ and ‘Godzilla’ Share Honors on Quiet Weekend

Hollywood monster movie “Godzilla vs. Kong’ and Korean historical drama “Book of Fish” each made a claim to be the top film at the Korean box office. But neither could prevent weekend...

Sally Phillips to Star in ‘How to Please a Woman’ Australian Comedy Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

Sally Phillips, the British actor known for her role in all three Bridget Jones movies, will head the cast of Australian comedy drama film “How to Please a Woman.” Pitched as a...

‘The Day Is Over’ and ‘The Wasteland’ Share Top Prizes at Hong Kong Film Festival

Mainland China youth drama “The Day is Over” was named the best Chinese-language film in the Firebird Young Cinema competition at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The already celebrated Iranian film...

Alibaba Fined $2.8 Billion By China in Monopolies Probe

China’s e-commerce and entertainment industry giant Alibaba Group has been hit with a fine of RMB18.23 billion ($2.8 billion) for alleged monopoly activities. The record punishment was announced Saturday morning local time...

Australian Effects Company Rising Sun Pictures Bought by FuseFX

Rising Sun Pictures, one of the world’s best-known visual effects companies, has been acquired by FuseFX, a U.S. effects company owned by EagleTree Capital. The move comes at a time when Australian...

BBC Studios Sets Phil Hardman as Asia GM

BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has appointed Phil Hardman as senior VP and GM of its operations in India, South East Asia, Japan and Korea. The move...

Chinese Actor Huang Xiaoming to Be Producer on Stars Collective Titles (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming will take a production role on selected film titles emerging from Stars Collective, the talent incubator program backed by China- and Los Angeles-based financier Starlight Media. Huang,...

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