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Ming Jing Woo’s Locarno Player ‘Stone Turtle’ Swooped on by Parallax Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese sales agent Parallax Films has acquired international sales rights to Malaysian director Ming Jing Woo’s feature “Stone Turtle,” which world premieres in the Locarno Film Festival’s international…

Benny Blanco Plays a BTS Superfan in Hilarious ‘Bad Decisions’ Video, Co-Starring Snoop Dogg

Super-producer Benny Blanco has always showed a flair for comedy in interviews and awards-show appearances — where he’s accepted honors for hits by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Katy…

BTS May Be Allowed to Perform While Serving in the Military

K-pop sensation BTS may be allowed to practise and perform overseas even if they enter South Korea’s mandatory military service, the country’s defense minister said on Monday. All…

ZDF Studios Boards Charlene McKenna Thriller ‘Clean Sweep,’ Set for Sundance Now and RTE (EXCLUSIVE)

Adding to its growing roster of overseas drama titles, Germany’s ZDF Studios has snagged international distribution rights to “Clean Sweep,” a six-part Irish thriller which is set to…

‘You Won’t Be Alone’ Wins Bucheon Prize at BiFan Festival

The Goran Stolevski-directed horror-drama “You Won’t Be Alone,” was Thursday named the best film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korea’s leading genre film event. The Australia-U.K.-Serbia…

BTS ARMY Birthday Celebrated by Google Search With Easter Egg That Unlocks Purple Balloons, Messages From the Band

BTS ARMY is feeling the love from Google. In honor of the ninth anniversary of the origin of BTS ARMY — the name of the K-pop superstars’ massive…

Brad Pitt, Juliette Binoche and Slew of New Talent Lead Locarno Film Festival Lineup

Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival has revealed the lineup for its 75th edition, sticking to its promise of discovering new talent. A slew of debuting filmmakers will showcase their…

Ni Kuang, Leading Hong Kong Screenwriter and Novelist, Dies at 87

Ni Kuang, one of Hong Kong’s most distinguished screenwriters and novelists, has died. He was 87. He died on Sunday in Hong Kong, with local media reporting skin…

Disney+ Series ‘American Born Chinese’ Casts ‘Hacks’ Breakout Poppy Liu (EXCLUSIVE)

Poppy Liu has been cast in a guest star role in the upcoming Disney+ series “American Born Chinese,” Variety has learned exclusively. Based on the graphic novel of the…

BTS May Be Given Exemption From Military Service in Korea

K-pop superstars BTS could be given exemption from compulsory military service in South Korea. “It’s time to create a system for incorporating popular culture-art figures as art personnel,”…

Bowen Yang, Mindy Kaling, Blackpink, Olivia Rodrigo and More Honored on Gold House’s 2022 A100 List

Mindy Kaling, Simu Liu, HoYeon Jung, Blackpink, Olivia Rodrigo and more are among those honored on Gold House’s 2022 most impactful Asians A100 list. The A100 List honors…

‘Pachinko’ Renewed for Season 2 at Apple TV+

“Pachinko” has been renewed for a second season at Apple TV+ ahead of the series’ Season 1 finale on Friday night. The Korean, Japanese and English-language drama was…