Filmart 2012: China's to Launch Teen Web Series

Film Asia Entertainment, Asian Entertainment Media and Japan’s Horipro team for web series.

HONG KONG - Hong Kong-based Film Asia Entertainment and its strategic partner, the Malaysia-based Asian Entertainment Media, have partnered with Japanese film and television talent management company Horipro to produce the tentatively titled teen web drama series The First Time with the support of China’s leading online portal

The web series, which will premiere on, will feature a Chinese and Japanese cast, and marks the first Chinese-language project of Horipro.

Film Asia and Asia Entertainment Media will also produce the sequel to Zombie 108, the first Chinese-language zombie flick, from Taiwanese director Joe Chien. Zombie 108 is scheduled to be released in Taiwan on April 13, but has no release date in Hong Kong after local censors demanded cuts.