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Singapore ATF: TVING and Wavve CEOs Talk Regional Expansion Plans, Streaming Challenges in Korea

The international ambitions of South Korea’s leading local streaming platforms were given greater clarity during a keynote panel discussion held late last week at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF). The growth prospects of regional streamers in the face of fierce competition from global players like Netflix and Disney+ remained a top-of-mind issue at […]

Why Singapore-Korea TV and Film Collabs Had a Milestone Year

Given South Korea’s booming content industry, there is no shortage of eager collaborators from Asia and beyond. One regional partner that has seen a standout year in production tie-ups is Singapore. In addition to He Shuming’s debut feature, Ajoomma, becoming the first-ever Singapore-Korea co-production (it was selected as Singapore’s entry for the Oscars), on the […]

Singapore Film Festival: 4 Takeaways

Welcoming nearly 200 international guests from film delegations and juries, the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) marked an exuberant return to the hustle and bustle of its pre-pandemic editions. Running from Nov. 24 to Dec. 4, the festival offered 101 films and a first-ever VR short film program, with Singaporean films comprising over a […]

Singapore Is Becoming a Key Regional Co-Producer

International co-productions are now the bread and butter of the content industry, offering direct access to new markets and audiences. With the regional headquarters of studio heavyweights like Netflix, The Walt Disney Co. and HBO Asia in its backyard, Singapore has emerged as a key player in matchmaking global projects with local companies and talent.  […]

Singapore Establishes Co-Production Fund as Asia TV Forum & Market Wraps

The 20th Asia TV Forum & Market closed its doors last week and organizers say that 5,700 industry players representing 60 countries and regions made the trip to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands for the four-day event.

Horror Auteur Takashi Miike Says There’s More Romance Than Violence in His Films

Prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike explained his method at a master class held during the Singapore International Film Festival.

Wattpad, Singapore’s Mediacorp Ink Deal For ‘Slow Dancing’ Series Adaptation

A Singapore-penned tale of “love, longing and loss” that’s had 9.5 million reads has been picked up for the first collaboration between the global online story platform Wattpad and Asian content creators Mediacorp.

WarnerMedia Reveals Aggressive Plans for Original Content in Asia

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ strategy for Asia in 2020 will be to cast its net wide in terms of local content and collaborations as the company looks to secure its share of the region’s ever-expanding market.

Singapore Film Fest Awards: Late Filipino Star Kristoffer King Wins Best Performance Prize for Final Role

Kristoffer King’s powerful — and final — role as an abusive husband in the Philippines’ Oscar hope 'Verdict' was named best performance at the 2019 Singapore International Film Festival's Silver Screen Awards.

Singapore Film Fest: Yao Chen on Producing Her Own Films, Ageism in the Chinese Film Industry

Chinese star Yao Chen, who won the Singapore International Film Festival's 2019 cinema icon award, on producing her own films and ageism in the Chinese film industry.

‘Wet Season’ Star on Working With Anthony Chen, Winning a Golden Horse Award

Golden Horse-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann talks about her latest role in 'Wet Season' and how acting has "helped me understand myself."

‘Manta Ray’ Producer to Receive Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant

A new project from Venice-winning Thai producer Mai Meksawan ('Manta Ray') has been handed a slice of the inaugural Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant.