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International Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Opens With So-So $6 Million, Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Crosses $100 Million Globally

Jordan Peele’s science-fiction thriller “Nope” landed at the international box office, generating a so-so $6.4 million from 19 territories. The film had the biggest start in the United…

I spent $60K on 15 surgeries to look like Kim Kardashian — and I don’t regret it

“I always wanted the glamorous big boobs and big bum Kardashian look,” Cherri Lee said.

Busan’s Project Market Returns to Full Strength, Excludes Non-Asian Titles

The Asian Project Market, the film financing event attached to the Busan festival’s Asian Contents & Film Market, will return this year as an in-person event. To increase…

Video Content Budgets Across Korea, India and Southeast Asia Set to Grow 15% to $12 Billion, MPA Report Forecasts

Video content budgets across Korea, India and Southeast Asia climbed 21% in 2021 to reach $10.4 billion. They are forecast to grow a further 15% to $12 billion…

‘Squid Game’ Star Lee Jung-jae Re-Edits Directorial Debut ‘Hunt’ Ahead of TIFF

Lee Jung-jae, the Korean actor who has received an Emmy nomination for his role in Netflix hit series “Squid Game,” has re-edited “Hunt,” the film that marked his…

Sebastian Lelio, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl Bound for San Sebastian Main Competition

Sebastian Lelio’s “Wonder,” starring “Black Widow’s” Florence Pugh, “Winter Boy” with Juliette Binoche and directors Hong Sang-soo and Ulrich Seidl will compete in main competition at September’s San…

Global Television Comes of Age

Television’s new international identity was confirmed on both sides of the camera with this year’s Emmy noms. Actors, writers, helmers, producers and below-the-line talent from outside the U.S.…

Netflix Unveils Trailer for ‘Seoul Vibe’ 1980s-Set Korean Driving Action Movie

Netflix has unveiled footage from “Seoul Vibe,” a Korean original movie that will release on Aug. 26, 2022. The action film’s retro look harks back to the 1980s…

San Sebastian New Directors Section to Feature Carmen Jaquier, Laura Baumeister, Dinara Drukarova

Three buzzy titles, all turning on women carving out their own destinies  – Carmen Jaquier’s “Thunder,” Laura Baumeister’s “Daughter of Rage” and Dinara Drukarova’s “Grand Marin” – feature in…

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ Ratings Spike Following Netflix Global Success

Legal drama “” is living up to its name following its international success on Netflix. Domestic Korean audiences for the series have spiked, in line with its streaming…

Asia Pacific Market Critical to Growth of Global Online Video Industry – Study

The Asia-Pacific region is now the largest contributor to growth of the global online video industry, a major new study published Monday finds. With the U.S. and Europe…

New Yorker Acquires Israeli Documentary Shorts ‘Holy Holocaust,’ ‘Herd’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The New Yorker has acquired Israeli documentary shorts “Holy Holocaust” and “Herd.” Jerusalem-based sales agent Go2Films has secured a worldwide digital distribution deal with the publication for the…