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Hello Kitty Gets New 3D Animated Series From Kids First, Amazon Kids Plus – Global Bulletin

ANIMATION Kids First will collaborate with Amazon Kids Plus on a new original kids’ program set in the Hello Kitty universe titled “Hello Kitty: Super Style!” The new…

Singapore Festival to Return as an In-Person Event

The Singapore International Film Festival is to be held as an in-person event this year, after operating as an online-offline hybrid in 2020. It will open with Indonesian…

HBO Max Europe Launch: Service Debuts Aggressive Half Price Offer in Nordics, Spain

It’s a once in a lifetime offer, literally. From today through to Nov. 30, HBO Max will offer new subscribers in parts of Europe the chance to sign…

Global Box Office Recovery Is Accelerating as China Delivers One Third of 2021 Revenue, Says Analyst

The global box office recovery is accelerating. Revenues in 2021 could hit $21.6 billion, according to a new forecast from research firm Gower Street Analytics. That compared with…

Crowds Throng U.K.-Wide BFI London Film Festival – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL The 65th BFI London Film Festival, which concluded Oct. 17, attracted crowds for in-person events and virtually. The festival unspooled over 12 days across London venues, 10…

Discovery Adds Documentary Original Focused on Drug Lord Tse Chi Lop

Not all drug barons are South American. One who managed to stay largely out of the limelight while he built a global empire was southern Chinese-born Tse Chi…

Korea Box Office: ‘Venom 2’ Easily Holds off ‘Dune’ New Release

Holdover title, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” comfortably  defeated new release “Dune” at the South Korean box office over the latest weekend. “Dune” managed to earn $2.54 million…

‘Dune’ Digs Up $22 Million Opening China Weekend On Path Towards Estimated $35 Million Cume

“Dune” didn’t quite manage to spice up its China open after a middling $6 million first day in the country on Friday. The film grossed just $21.6 million…

Chinese Streamer iQiyi Unveils 260-Title Slate Amped up by Metaverse and Zeitgeist Concepts

Chinese streamer iQiyi has unveiled a massive new content slate with some 260 films, TV series and variety shows that it says capture the Zeitgeist and youth realities.…

GHY Culture Deal to Acquire Singapore’s Clover Films Is Canceled

Rising Chinese-Singapore entertainment group GHY Culture & Media has revealed that its proposed takeover of producer and distributor Clover Films is not going ahead. GHY announced plans in…

Beach House Pictures Launches Space Lion Post-Production Shop in Singapore (EXCLUSIVE)

Asia-based TV production firm Beach House Pictures is launching Space Lion Studios, a Singapore-based post-production facility. The move is intended to capture work flowing from the current content…

China’s Pingyao Film Festival Awards Final Prizes Amid Deadly Floods, Collapsed City Walls and Idol Fan Pandemonium

Deadly flooding did not divert this year’s Pingyao International Film Festival from running its full course, with the event drawing to a close Monday with an award ceremony…