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Hong Kong-based Media Asia Distribution closed a bushel of sales and presales Friday at the American Film Market, led by a seven-figure deal for Bruce Lee, My Brother, sold to Japan’s A-pock.
Bruce, from Hong Kong directors Raymond Yip and Manfred Wong, also sold to the Weinstein Co. for North America, Icon Movies for Australia and New Zealand, Showbox for the U.K. and Kulangsu for the former Soviet territories.
A Media Asia Films co-production with Beijing Antaeus Film, Shanghai TV Media, Beijing Meng Ze Culture & Media and the J Star Group, Bruce also sold to Encore Films for Singapore, Ram Entertainment for Malaysia, P.T. Teguh Bakti Mandiri for Indonesia, Sahamongkol for Thailand and Applause for Taiwan.
“A few of these deals were closed before the market, but most have been brewing for a while and were signed here at AFM,” said Risky Tse, head of distribution and sales at Media Asia.
Tse and Media Asia also sold the Donnie Yen starrer Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen to Atlantic Films for Scandinavia. The Andrew Lau-helmed actioner is a co-production with Beijing’s Enlight Pictures.
Media Asia also sold Singapore director Kelvin Tong’s Kidnapper to Applause.
Applause also closed a presale deal with Media Asia for Punished, from Election director Johnnie To and Media Asia. Presales for the film also went to Singapore’s Clover Films and Malaysia’s Golden Screen Cinemas.
In addition, Media Asia presold To’s Life Without Principle to Applause (Taiwan) and Golden Screen (Malaysia).
Lau’s A Beautiful Life and To’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart also presold to Applause, Golden Screen and Clover.
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