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Patrick Brzeski

Asia Bureau Chief

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Shanghai Film Festival: Chinese Black Comedy ‘Manchurian Tiger’ Takes Top Prize

The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival came to a glitzy conclusion Saturday night, as Chinese film Manchurian Tiger took home the top Golden Goblet award for best feature at a…

Wowow Takes Japan Rights to Female-Directed Anthology Film ‘Tell It Like a Woman’ (Exclusive)

Iervolino Entertainment’s star-studded female-driven anthology project Tell It Like a Woman is adding a Japanese dimension. Japanese filmmaker Mipo O (The Light Shines Only There) will direct…

Disney+ Faces Challenges to Maintain Early Growth Surge in Asia: Study

The Walt Disney Co.’s flagship direct-to-consumer streaming services Disney+ and Hotstar had amassed an estimated 36.9 million subscribers across the Asia-Pacific region by the end of the first

Russia’s Wizart, China’s iQiyi Partner on Kids Animation ‘The Tales of Wonder Keepers’

Russian studio Wizart Animation is partnering with Chinese streaming giant iQIYI to co-produce kids animation series The Tales of Wonder Keepers. The show is described as a positive impact…

Netflix Shakes Up Creative Leadership Team Across Asia

Netflix is expanding and reshuffling its creative leadership team across Asia, a reflection of the region’s growing importance to the streaming giant’s growth ambitions. Asia Pacific is known to…

Jacinda Ardern Film: NZ Producer Pulls Out Amid “White Savior” Backlash

A lead producer on FilmNation’s beleaguered project exploring New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s leadership in the wake of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings has resigned from…

China Box Office: Sony’s ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Opens in Second Place with $7.8M

Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway opened to strong reviews in China over the weekend, but it proved the tortoise in the local box office race, finishing in second behind Chinese sports drama Never St…

Hong Kong to Begin Censoring Films on “National Security” Grounds

Beijing-style movie censorship is coming to Hong Kong, the once semi-autonomous financial hub forever famed for its vibrant film history. In a statement released Friday, the Hong Kong government

Disney+ Hotstar to Launch in Thailand This Month

The Walt Disney Co.’s flagship direct-to-consumer service Disney+ Hotstar continues to expand its footprint in Asia, this month launching in Thailand. The company held a press event in Bangkok

China Box Office: ‘F9’ Crosses $200M, ‘Cruella’ Opens Quietly

Universal’s F9 won its third consecutive weekend in China, adding $8.9 million for a $204.5 million running total, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The performance is Hollywood’s biggest…

Shanghai Film Festival Unveils Jury and Diverse Competition Lineup

The Shanghai International Film Festival, China’s longest-running major cinema event, is set to return with a sizable in-person edition in June. The festival, which shifted to a curtailed…

WarnerMedia Hires Disney Veteran to Lead HBO Max in India, Southeast Asia

WarnerMedia has hired Disney veteran Amit Malhotra to be its managing director in Southeast Asia and India. The role will see Malhotra oversee the impending rollout and management of HBO Max in the