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Shanghai: Asian Auteurs Apichatpong, Jia Zhangke Talk Collaboration, Pandemic Experiences

During a Shanghai International Film Festival master class this week, celebrated Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul was full of praise for acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke, who…

Shanghai: Donnie Yen Describes Shooting Fight Scenes with Mike Tyson as a Near-Death Experience

Speaking at a Shanghai International Film Festival masterclass this week, Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen recounted how one of Mike Tyson’s hooks almost knocked him out with the force of “a…

Stephen Chow Inks Deal to Produce Online Movies for Tencent

Beleaguered Hong Kong comedy auteur Stephen Chow has inked an online film deal with China’s Tencent Video, following his recent commitment to produce an animated Monkey King feature for Netflix

Hong Kong Star Josie Ho Teaming With Luc Besson on Two Action Films (Exclusive)

Hong Kong actress/producer Josie Ho is teaming with Luc Besson on two action films and 'American History X' director Tony Kaye on a musical feature.

Hong Kong Protestors Call for Disney Boycott After ‘Mulan’ Star Voices Support for Police Crackdown

Backlash against Chinese-American 'Mulan' lead actress Crystal Liu was sparked after she posted her support for the Hong Kong police force, which has been criticized by international bodies for its…

‘Wu Assassins’ Director Stephen Fung Talks Netflix’s First Martial Arts Original Series

Veteran Hong Kong action director Stephen Fung promises that 'Wu Assassins,' Netflix's first martial arts-focused original series, will immerse the audience in the "down-and-dirty" action style of…

German Soccer League Bundesliga Looks to Expand U.S. Viewership

As Bundesliga International's five-year U.S. TV rights contract with Fox Sports approaches its expiration date in 2020, the German soccer league is weighing options to find the right balance between…

Indian Streamer Zee5 Global Introduces 5 More Languages to Target International Audience

Indian Streamer Zee5 Global now provides over 100,000 hours of on-demand content in 17 languages.

Growing Global OTT Viu Vows to Fend Off Netflix With the Best of Asian Content

The PCCW-owned streaming platform announced 80 titles of over 1000 episodes for 2019, in addition to the licensed series from Asian producers.

Filmart: Streamer Viu Targets Increased Social Media Engagement With Travel Challenge Show ‘No Sleep No FOMO’

The program invites viewers to help celebrities as they race to complete a range of around-the-clock challenges in major cities within 60 hours and without rest.

Asian Film Awards: ‘Shoplifters’ Named Best Film, Lee Chang-dong Wins Best Director

'Shadow,' by China's fifth-generation heavyweight Zhang Yimou, topped the list of victors at the 13th Asian Film Awards (AFA) with four wins, all in the technical categories. The awards were…

Hong Kong Star Donnie Yen Sues Producers Behind Flop ‘Frozen Hero II’ for Defamation

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is suing the backers of the critically slammed flop 'The Frozen Hero II' for defamation. The saga unveils some of the more unconventional film promotion tactics in…