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Filmart: Martial Arts Master Sammo Hung on Being “a Happy Dictator on Set”

You could argue that no one has done more for cinema in Asia, and more for global cinema from Asia, than Sammo Hung. There was proof of that on display at the Asian Film Awards on Sunday night (Hong Kong time) when the veteran filmmaker and martial arts master was handed a lifetime achievement award […]

Filmart: Jackie Chan Takes Center Stage for Launch of ‘New Police Story 2’

Jackie Chan made a rare public appearance in Hong Kong on Tuesday, taking center stage and amping up the star wattage at the Filmart market when he joined local heartthrob Nicholas Tse in front of a hall packed by hundreds as the pair helped local giant Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) launch its 2023 slate. EMP […]

Filmart: China Film Pavilion Welcomes Visitors to “Tell the China Story”

The 2023 edition of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) has re-established itself as the largest film trading market in the region, and the most influential, with organizers reporting that 700 exhibitors have taken residence inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition for the gathering that runs through Thursday. For the first […]

Filmart: China’s Linmon Pictures Launches Ambitious International TV Slate (Exclusive)

Shanghai-based Linmon Pictures is preparing to go where few major Chinese TV studios venture — overseas. On the second day of Hong Kong’s Filmart entertainment convention, the premium TV producer unveiled an ambitious plan for a slate of local-language TV projects targeting the Korean, Thai, Indonesian and Taiwanese markets. The company says it will produce at […]

Filmart: Singapore’s mm2, Taiwan’s Man Man Er Team on TV Series Adaptation of Bestselling Book ‘Tales of Mystery’

Singapore-based entertainment company mm2 and Taiwan’s Man Man Er revealed Tuesday at Hong Kong’s Filmart that they are teaming up to develop a high-end series adaptation of the bestselling Taiwanese book Tales of Mystery. The project is the first title to emerge from a new development deal the two partners have signed with Taiwanese IP […]

Filmart: CJ ENM Predicts Sci-Fi Series Pitting School Kids Against Alien Monsters Will Be “Biggest Show of 2023”

Hong Kong Filmart opened its 2023 edition Monday, looking to unearth the next big thing in Asian content, and South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM believes it is on the money with Duty After School, a new series that pits high school students against invading monsters from outer space. “This is the biggest show of […]

Hong Kong Martial Arts Legend Sammo Hung Recalls Casting Michelle Yeoh in Her First Role

Veteran Hong Kong martial arts director Sammo Hung first saw Michelle Yeoh in early 1984 when she arrived for a screen test with hopes of landing her very first role, a bit part in the action comedy The Owl vs. Bombo. On Sunday night, Hung watched as Yeoh picked up an Oscar for her role […]

Filmart: China’s Animated Blockbuster ‘Boonie Bears: Guardian Code’ Sells Wide (Exclusive)

Chinese studio Fantawild Animation unveiled a slew of sales deals at Hong Kong’s Filmart content market Monday for the latest hit in its long-running Boonie Bears franchise. Boonie Bears: Guardian Code, the ninth film in the franchise, which earned $220 million during China’s Lunar New Year holiday in January, has closed theatrical deals for Canada […]

Filmart: Founder of Sales Agent Rediance Talks Changes Afoot in China’s Industry

Indie film sales agents from mainland China remain notably scarce for a market of such immense size. The reasons behind this reality are many: The still-developing state of China’s industry, a markedly domestic focus among most local studios, and a censorship and regulatory regime that adds risk to an already commercially challenging sector of the […]

Hong Kong Filmart Opens Its Doors to a Post-Pandemic World

Hong Kong’s Filmart content market has for 27 years positioned itself as both the largest of its kind in Asia and the most influential, what with its hundreds of exhibitors from the far reaches of the region and its seminars which seek to chart the course of the industry’s future. But for three years — […]

Filmart: The Philippines’ ABS-CBN Launches High-End Crime Series ‘The Bagman’

The Philippines’ former broadcasting heavyweight turned content producer ABS-CBN has set up a high-end TV spinoff of its popular digital series Bagman. Filipino actor Arjo Atayde will reprise his lead role from the original Bagman show, which ran two seasons beginning in 2019 and was picked up by Netflix. The new series, titled The Bagman […]

Hong Kong Filmart: Streaming Giants Expected to Drive Sales and Industry Discussion

“The world has changed in the last two years, and the entertainment industry has changed enormously,” says Peggie Liu, associate director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the organizer of the Hong Kong Filmart. As is by now overwhelmingly familiar to the industry, arguably the biggest beneficiaries of the changes brought on by the […]