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Paperboat Reveals Animation Slate, Including ‘Kabuliwala’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Toronto-headquartered animation outfit Paperboat Animation Studios has revealed a new slate. The slate is led by “Kabuliwala: Man from Kabul,” a 3D animated feature based on the classic…

Mithila Palkar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Siam Ahmed Get ‘In the Ring’ With Muslim Woman Boxer Project (EXCLUSIVE)

India’s Mithila Palkar (Netflix’s “Little Things”) and Jaaved Jaaferi (“Sooryavanshi”) and Bangladesh’s Siam Ahmed (“Shaan”) have joined the cast of “In the Ring (Story of a Burqa Boxer).”…

Cannes Facetime: ‘Return to Seoul’ Director Davy Chou

Un Certain Regard title “Return to Seoul” from French-Cambodian director Davy Chou caused an early stir by being one of the first Official Selection titles from this year’s…

China Has a Problem With Western Film Festivals, Not Just Cannes

The question arising at every Cannes Film Festival lineup announcement about why the festival has not selected films from a particular country tends to irk chief selector Thierry…

‘Money Heist Korea’ Trailer Dropped by Netflix Ahead of June Release

A crew of thieves including Tokyo, an ex-soldier, unite under the leadership of a mastermind known as the Professor to plan an unprecedented heist – stealing money yet…

Jack Ma Biopic Series in the Works at France’s Oble (EXCLUSIVE)

“Jack Magic,” a biographical series about Jack Ma, the colorful co-founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is in development at French production house Oble. The series is adapted…

India’s R. Madhavan Talks Cannes Market Film ‘Rocketry’: ‘I Feel A Sense of Pride’ (EXCLUSIVE)

For acclaimed Indian actor R. Madhavan ( (“Alai Payuthey,” “Tanu Weds Manu”), making his directorial debut, “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,” literally required an understanding of rocket science. In…

‘Fearless,’ ‘Cold War’ Series in the Works as Bill Kong’s Edko Film Takes First Steps Into Streaming (EXCLUSIVE)

TV series adaptations of “Fearless” and “Cold War,” two of the highest-profile Hong Kong action movies of the 21st century, are now in development. The shift into TV…

Disney Expects Most Disney+ Subscribers Will Take Its Cheaper Ad-Based Plan

Disney is anticipating that over the long term, the majority of Disney+ customers will pick the lower-cost, ad-supported plan, which is set to launch later this year. “Based…

Lee Jung-Jae Says His Cannes Directorial Debut ‘Hunt’ Is as Noir and Political as ‘Squid Game’

Lee Jung-jae, who made history with his work on “Squid Game,” is now making his directorial debut with the spy movie “Hunt,” which is premiering at Cannes. Although…

Indian Entertainment Sector Set to Double by 2030, Says Minister Anurag Thakur

The Indian media and entertainment sector, currently valued at $24 billion is expected to grow to $30 billion by 2024, according to the country’s Information and Broadcasting Minister…

TaP Music President Wendy Ong Opens Up Her Career, Confidence and Discrimination for AAPI Month

Wendy Ong brings an extraordinarily diverse background to her current role as president of TaP Music. Her career path has led her from Singapore to Hong Kong to…