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It is not just "Avatar" and "2012" that have set records in Asia over the Christmas period. Asian films also shared the boxoffice booty.
Director Zhang Yimou, who stunned the world with his 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, will be given a lifetime achievement award at the Asian Film Awards in March.
Once again, politics played a big role this year in Asia's entertainment business.
Foreign-language Oscar winner "Departures" is a perfect example of how Asian cinema quickly is becoming more local and more successful at the same time.
Half-year results mark a stark contrast in the fortunes of two of Asia's biggest animation companies.
ChinaVision Media Group, the new vehicle for film industry veteran Dong Ping, is to move into the mobile TV sector in China.
Korea's film directors Monday named Park Chan-wook the best director of the year at a ceremony in Seoul.
Disney and Korea's Nowcom have struck a deal making the studio's movies available online.
An earthquake off the coast of Taiwan on Saturday evening caused panic but failed to disrupt the awards ceremony that closed the three-day Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Inside Asia's Oscar submissions
Sony Pictures' "2012" has become the biggest-grossing Hollywood film of all time in India, with a cumulative total of $19.56 million to date.
Christopher Sharp has been appointed to the development team of Australian federal film and TV funding body Screen Australia.