Hong Kong Filmart: Download THR's Day 2 Daily
In day two of THR's Filmart Daily, the market buzzes over China's new openness, the Aussie thriller "Deep Water" is shelved due to its similarity to Malaysia's missing airliner and Media Asia mogul Peter Lam reveals the secret of his success.
The Hollywood Reporter's second daily from 2014's Hong Kong Filmart includes news, interviews and reviews from the festival. Titles reviewed are Beautiful 2014, Venus Talk, Shadow Days, Exit, Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, God’s Pocket, and Three Charmed Lives.
THR's daily news and features include:
Filmart Buzzes Over "New China"
With Scarlett Johansson visiting Beijing, Johnny Depp’s Transcendence getting a Mainland day-and-date release and another state distributor likely -- is a new era of openness on the horizon? -- Clifford Coonan
Aussie Thriller "Deep Water" Put on Hold
The project, a follow-up to surprise hit Bait 3D, was shelved thanks to it’s eerie similarities to the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370. -- Patrick Brzeski
Female Directors in Japan Face Uphill Battle
Women working in Japan’s male-dominated film sector are making inroads, but insiders say true gender equality is still a ways away. Plus, four Japanese female directors to know and a Q&A with filmmaker Ayumi Sakamoto. -- Gavin Blair
Q&A With Asian Media Mogul Peter Lam
The veteran film exec and Media Asia chairman discusses his company’s 20 anniversary, cracking the Chinese market and why he never complains about being over worked. -- Karen Chu
Media Asia Preps Another "Monkey King"
Media Asia announced five new titles at Filmart on Monday, including an English-language animated release called Monkey King Reloaded in 3D. Cantopop superstar Leon Lai (Forever Enthralled) will produce the feature, which will be directed by Felix Ip and Paul Wang.