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China Box Office: ‘Schemes in Antiques’ Takes Weekend Honors

Action-adventure film, “Schemes in Antiques” grabbed the top spot at the mainland China box office with a solid $25.6 million debut. It deposed crime comedy “Be Somebody” which…

Polo G’s ‘Momager,’ Stacia Mac, on How ‘Rapstar’ Really Did Make a Star

“I randomly asked Siri what the No. 1 song in the world was,” Stacia Mac, Polo G’s “momager,” recalls. It was a conversation she was happy to have.…

‘Precious Is the Night’ Review: Murder Mystery Set in ’60s Singapore Looks Great but Lacks Teeth

Promising ingredients for a juicy murder mystery are spoiled by weak plotting and anemic drama in “Precious Is the Night.” Set among Singapore’s wealthy elite and their household…

Asia Poised for Virtual Production Boom, Says Epic Games’ Dean Reinhard

Dean Reinhard, technical account manager, Southeast Asia, at Epic Games, and an evangelist for virtual production spoke this week at an Asia TV Forum & Market panel on…

Bruce Willis’ ‘Breach’ Secures Major China Streaming Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Bruce Willis-starring sci-fi action film “Breach” is to receive an online release next week in China across five major streaming platforms. Leeding Media, which has offices in Los…

Why Asia’s Goldrush for IP Remains Hot- ATF

The goldrush for exploitable IP continues to run hot in Asia, with producers mining non-traditional sources and existing libraries for overlooked titles. Lim Teck, MD of Singapore production…

China Set to Release First Korean Film in Six Years, Signaling End of Boycott

After a six-year hiatus, Korean cinema is set to return to the Chinese big screen in wide release at last. This Friday, Dec. 3, Chinese cinemas will run…

IQiyi International Unveils First Thai Original, Five Series From Malaysia

iQiyi International, the overseas arm of Chinese video streamer iQiyi, used the platform of the Asian Television Forum & Market on Wednesday to reveal its first original drama…

Inside the stolen art trade of the Upper East Side

Museums, galleries and private owners are facing intense scrutiny of their prized collections. Here’s a look at the stolen loot recovered from some of NYC’s toniest addresses.

China’s Legend Media Buys Factual Package From Fremantle

Chinese content aggregator Legend Media has swooped for a 100-hour package of content from multinational Fremantle, which said that it was Legend’s first and biggest factual package so…

Sting to Perform His Song From ‘Arcane’ Live at the 2021 Game Awards

Sting is set to the take the stage at next month’s 2021 Game Awards as one of the event’s feature musical performances. The 17-time Grammy winner is slated…

How the billion-dollar K-pop music biz banks on a cheap ‘Nazi problem’: rabbi

“This is part of an ongoing problem — use Nazi symbols to get PR, then offer an empty apology.” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It’s all part of the Holocaust-charged hype formula for post-BTS mega-fame in the most lucrative American market, critics claim.