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Asian films share year-end boom

It is not just "Avatar" and "2012" that have set records in Asia over the Christmas period. Asian films also shared the boxoffice booty.

HK fest to laud Zhang Yimou

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.

Asia’s entertainment biz: politics as usual

Once again, politics played a big role this year in Asia's entertainment business.

Asia going global by getting local

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.

A tale of two animators

Half-year results mark a stark contrast in the fortunes of two of Asia's biggest animation companies.

ChinaVision ready for mobile

ChinaVision Media Group, the new vehicle for film industry veteran Dong Ping, is to move into the mobile TV sector in China.

Park named Korea’s best director

Korea's film directors Monday named Park Chan-wook the best director of the year at a ceremony in Seoul.

Disney, Nowcom strike download deal

Disney and Korea's Nowcom have struck a deal making the studio's movies available online.

Quake fails to shake awards

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

Inside Asia's Oscar submissions

‘2012’ top-grossing H’wood film in India

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.

Sharp joins Screen development team

Christopher Sharp has been appointed to the development team of Australian federal film and TV funding body Screen Australia.