Southeast Asia

Jeremy Chua, Lavender Chang, John Clang Reteam on Singapore Documentary ‘Absent Smile’

Prolific Singaporean producer Jeremy Chua and filmmakers John Clang and Lavender Chang are reuniting after “A Love Unknown” (2020), which Clang directed and Chang shot. This time around, they…

‘Zombiepura’ Producer Boi Kwong Returns to Direction With Singapore Crime Thriller ‘Geylang’

More than a decade after his feature directorial debut “The Days” (2008) filmmaker Boi Kwong is back in the director’s chair with Singapore crime thriller “Geylang.” The film…

Filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin Talks Singapore Drag Queen Film ‘Baby Queen’

Singaporean filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin’s latest subject is local Opera Tang, who has made a mark on the local drag scene since debuting in 2020. Through vignettes of…

Warner Bros. Discovery Makes Western Pacific Appointments – Global Bulletin

WEST PACIFIC EXECUTIVE ROLES As the post-merger restructuring continues, Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed Gillian Zhao as president of its China operations. Tony Qiu is appointed SVP head…

Ukraine Producers to Receive Eurimages Prize at European Film Awards – Global Bulletin

EURO-UKRAINIAN CO-PRODUCTION SOLIDARITY The Eurimages Co-production Award, presented as part of the annual European Film Awards, will this year be awarded to all the film producers of war-torn…

Jack Neo’s J Team and Clover Films Launch Singapore Producer HiJack Pictures

New Singapore-based production company HiJack Pictures is being launched by distributor and producer Clover Films and J Team Productions, the company controlled by the country’s most commercially successful…

Streaming Video Grows in Southeast Asia as New Platforms Spur Market Leaders – Study

Paid video subscriptions and viewership grew in Southeast Asia in the third quarter of the year, according to a new report. Activity was juiced by Amazon Prime Video’s…

Film Bazaar: Malaysia’s Rajendran Brothers Rage Against Oppression, Deforestation in ‘The Depth of Darkness’ Project

Malaysia’s Rajendran brothers, producer Kumanavannan and director Gogularaajan, are angry and have a divinity-tinged story to tell. Tamil and Malay-language project “Depth of Darkness” (“Kaali”) comes to India’s…

Purin Pictures Awards Seven Grants to Southeast Asia Films in Funding Round – Global Bulletin

PURIN PICTURES CASH Purin Pictures, a non-profit Asian film financier, is to give grants to two Burmese, two Cambodian, two Thai, and one Indonesian project in its latest…

Cineflix Rights Presells ‘Last King of The Cross’ to Sky – Mipcom Global Bulletin

DISNEY+ SWOOPS ON ‘RALPH & KATIE’ Keshet International (KI) has closed a weighty multi-territorial deal with Disney+ on “Ralph & Katie,” the new 6×30’ comedy-drama spinoff from “The A…

‘Space Nova’ Animated Series From SLR Productions Sets Repeat Mission – Global Bulletin

RETURN TO SPACE Australia’s SLR Productions has announced production on season two of the award-winning original CGI animated series, “Space Nova” for ABC ME. The 15 x 22-minute season has…