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More Talent Joins Indonesia’s ‘Agency’ – ATF Bulletin

MORE TALENT JOINS ‘AGENCY’ Indonesia’s Miles Films and SK Global Entertainment have revealed more of the talent participating in their “The Talent Agency” (aka “Harbungi Agen Guei”) the…

Box Office Bust: ‘Black Adam’ Faces Theatrical Losses

“Black Adam” has hardly been given a hero’s welcome in its box office run, generating just $387 million globally after seven weeks on the big screen. That may…

Advertising Slowdown Started in 2002, Will Extend Into 2023

A post-pandemic ad-spend boom has already begun to recede. Two of the world’s biggest media-buying firms projected a slowdown in the rate of ad-sales growth for both 2022…

Asia Pay-TV Sector Set for Further Weakness, Not Elimination, Says Study

The pay-TV sector in Asia is set to track sideways over the next five years, with net new subscriber numbers negligible, a drift of sports to online platforms…

China Box Office: Japanese Animation ‘One Piece Film Red’ Wins Weekend

“One Piece Film Red” took the top spot at the Chinese box office over the weekend, as one Japanese anime title displaced another. The title, the 15th in…

‘Twitter Files’ Touted by Musk Reveal How Execs Debated Decision to Block NY Post Account Over Hunter Biden Articles

Two years after the fact, Elon Musk — Twitter’s megabillionaire new owner — promoted the release of documents showing the company’s internal deliberations about blocking the New York…

Red Sea Film Festival’s Main Competition Amplifies Powerful New Voices From Middle East, Africa, Asia

The main competition of the 2nd edition of the Red Sea Film Festival – the Red Sea: Features Competition – underlines the fest’s ambition to celebrate pioneering works…

Hainan Film Festival Is Postponed Due to COVID Cases

The Hainan Island International Film Festival, which had been scheduled to begin this weekend, has been postponed. “In view of the current situation of the new coronavirus epidemic,…

‘Eternal Spring’ Review:  An Affecting, Part-Animated Reckoning With Religious Persecution in China

On March 5, 2002, as residents of the Northeastern Chinese city of Changchun were settling in for the evening, an unprecedented thing happened. For the thousands of households…

Ventana Sur’s Proyecta Ramps Up Projects from ‘Memoria,’ ‘90 Minutes,’ ‘The Cow Who Sang…’ Producers

Aeden O’Connor’s “Sun Falls,” Manuela Martelli’s “The Meltdown” and Tomás Corredor’s “November” feature among 15 projects to be presented at Ventana Sur’s 5th Proyecta co-production forum, a wide-ranging…

BBC Journalist Beaten, Arrested by Police During China Protest

A BBC journalist was reportedly beaten, kicked and arrested by police in China while covering anti-lockdown protests currently sweeping the country. Edward Lawrence, a senior journalist and camera…

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ’The Beasts,’ ‘Virus 32,’ ‘All the Names of God’ Lead Latido Films Sales Rebound (EXCLUSIVE)

Closing Japan with Medallion and French-speaking Canada with Axiom and fielding offers for the U.S., China and the U.K, “The Beasts” is on track to shortly sell well…