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Future of Cannes Hong Kong Film Week Uncertain After Muted Launch

26 Nov 2019

After coming close to cancelling the event at the last minute, the question is – can Cannes make a go of it in Asia?...Read More

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Tokyo Film Festival Focuses on Local Cinema and China Co-Productions

22 Nov 2019

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, this year's Tokyo International Film Festival opted to highlight Japan's cinematic culture, but was also upfront about the country's growing need for new m...Read More

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Shanxi Film Festival Aims to Boost Mainland Uptake of Arthouse Cinema

14 Nov 2019

Now in its third year, the Pingyao International Film Festival's focus on lower-budget arthouse cinema from China and around the world makes it somewhat unique among the mainland's ever-growing number...Read More

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Businesses Now Virtually Convinced of Real-World AR and VR Benefits

7 Nov 2019

This year's London-hosted AR & VR World Summit saw augmented reality and virtual reality ditch the 'emerging technology' tag, with attendees convinced they could make a contribution to the bottom line...Read More

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Resurgent Busan Sees Korea on Course to Take Lead Role in Asian Film

30 Oct 2019

With the Busan International Film Festival restored to pre-eminence among Asia-Pacific moviemakers, moves are afoot to capitalise on its success via pan-regional initiatives and greater co-operation w...Read More

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Bolshy Bears and VR Malls Share Floorspace at Tokyo Content Event

30 Aug 2019

While new innovations in the field of digital technology are driving the need for ever-more versatile, high-tech content creation, lingering affection for simpler and far fluffier fare leaves many con...Read More

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No Star Turn for Mainland Movie Industry at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

18 June 2019

Following several years when mainland movie makers, money men and distributors had almost taken top billing at the festival, local difficulties and new regulatory arrangements saw them happy to eschew...Read More

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Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030 Progress, Opportunities and Outlook (2) podcast

29 April 2019

In its new era of economic and social reforms, Saudi Arabia is embarking on a radical transition. Economic diversification, a greater emphasis on foreign and private investment, as well as social refo...Read More

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TV and Web Content Eclipse Movie Releases for First Time at FILMART

12 April 2019

At this year's HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), something of a shortfall on the cinematic front was more than made up for by a slew of globally bound, multi-language streaming...Read More

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Japan Credits Overseas TV Content Sales With Triggering Tourism Boom

3 April 2019

Given the apparent link between the surge in the number of overseas tourists arriving in Japan and escalating foreign sales of the country's domestically-produced TV content, is there a formula here t...Read More

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Asian Content Goes Global While Pay TV Seeks Out New Business Model

10 Jan 2019

With Asia-sourced video content suddenly surging and winning over English-language viewers, the only cloud on the horizon at the Asia Television Forum was the fact that young audiences are proving hig...Read More

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Indian Cinema Looks to China After Disappointing Streaming Let-Down

19 Dec 2018

With it now widely-accepted that the local and global streaming services are snubbing independent movies in favour of episodic content, a number of unexpected successes in the mainland market are givi...Read More

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New Focus at Tokyo Film Festival Sees Hollywood Out of the Picture

20 Nov 2018

Signs that Hollywood and the local film industry have fallen out of love were clearly evident at the Tokyo International Film Festival, with the US now romancing China and Japan, and looking to carry ...Read More

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South Korean Moviemakers Set Out to Conquer Global Streaming Sector

19 Nov 2018

Back on track after a few years in the wilderness, attendees at the Busan International Film Festival were keen to see South Korea's movies cross the digital frontier, while talk also focused on launc...Read More

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Filipino Film Industry Ponders Funding Problems and Cinema Shortfall

24 Sept 2018

Despite making more films than almost any other Southeast Asian nation, the Philippines' movie industry is suffering from dwindling domestic audiences and poor global sales. Can a new government initi...Read More

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AR and VR Proponents Say Commercial Applications Are Now a Reality

17 Sept 2018

After being billed as technological novelties for the best part of half a century, attendees at the recent AR & VR World event were confident that augmented and virtual reality products now represente...Read More

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User-Generated Content and High-Tech Cameras Dominate Media Expo

2 Aug 2018

At this year's London-based BVE event, attendees' attention was divided between incorporating low-tech user-generated content on one side, while staying abreast with all of the very latest audio and v...Read More

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UK's Northern Silicon Valley Upbeat Despite Brexit Uncertainties

26 July 2018

Spurred by the regional redeployment of the BBC, northern England has become something of a global hub for the ever-burgeoning digital and broadcast content industries, but will the ill wind of the lo...Read More

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Shadow of #MeToo and Lingering Netflix Row Delivers a Divided Cannes

25 May 2018

With Netflix ousted and the event damned as a haven for sexual predators, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival was never set to be plain sailing, but a helpful distraction came courtesy of Saudi Arabia's dec...Read More

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Sound Moves and Light Sourcing at UK Entertainment Technology Event

30 April 2018

With event technology looking to harness the latest digital innovations, the PLASA Show saw a vast array of flexible lighting installations on offer, while sound systems shifted up several gears in te...Read More

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