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Growth of Mainland Live Streaming Prompts Legislatory Catch-up

13 April 2017

With some 116 live-streaming operators now serving the mainland market, official moves are being made to regulate content, while ensuring that tax obligations are correctly assessed for the growing nu...Read More


Seismic Changes to Mainland Film Market Prove Focus for FILMART 2017

12 April 2017

With a dramatic slowdown in its once astonishing box-office growth rate and changes looming to the official policy on imported movies, it was the state of the mainland film market that preoccupied man...Read More


4K Video and a New Generation of Drones Take Flight at US A/V Expo

1 March 2017

The rise of 4K video, the growing use of 360-degree VR systems and the liberation of drones from restrictive legal requirements were the dominant topics at the NAB Show New York, one of the US' leadin...Read More


Fast-growing Middle East Film and TV Sector Seeks Global Markets

28 Feb 2017

Hampered by a lack of funding and a comparative shortage of outlets, the burgeoning Middle East film and TV sector is looking to attract far greater international funding and wider distribution, while...Read More


TV Remains Dominant Platform for Multi-sourced Content Across Asia

2 Feb 2017

Despite the challenge of enhanced internet access throughout most of Asia, television has retained a pivotal role, although ever more frequently it is being called upon to host content sourced through...Read More


India's Indie Sector: Winning Overseas Awards but Lost to Audiences

3 Jan 2017

The way India's indie film sector is now finding viewers and funding through digital distribution deals could have repercussions for the movie-making business model across the world, according to atte...Read More


VOD Services and Concerns Over Chinese Influence Stalk US Film Expo

12 Dec 2016

With video on-demand services seen as both a threat and an opportunity by the independent movie sector, this year's American Film Market saw an industry at a crossroads, with the growing significance ...Read More


Declining Soft Power Spurs Japan to Re-Galvanise Movie Production

25 Nov 2016

Concerned that its sphere of influence – and domestic audience – is dwindling, the Japanese film industry is actively seeking joint productions and new markets, backed by government incentives and you...Read More


Mumbai Film Festival Gets its Act Together while Bollywood Struggles

10 Nov 2016

Following turbulent times over recent years, the Mumbai Film Festival seems to have found its feet, although the wider Indian film industry seems to be floundering, with profits down and increased com...Read More


Korean Film Festival Weathers Political and Local Criminal Storms

4 Nov 2016

This year's Busan International Film Festival and the accompanying Asian Film Festival both proved surprisingly successful, despite the welter of on-going political and supposedly criminal wranglings ...Read More


The PLASA Live Event Show Dazzles with High-tech Innovations

27 July 2016

Smarter speakers, more efficient LED lighting and ever-cheaper video displays were the talk of the recent PLASA live entertainment technology show, while increased connectivity and higher levels of au...Read More


Licensees Gear Up with 2017 Tipped to be Wonder Woman's Year

15 July 2016

With her own movie and a 75th anniversary to celebrate, Wonder Woman is being billed as one of the hottest licensed products of the next 12 months, at least according to many of the exhibitors at this...Read More


Netflix Deal Sees Taiwan Content Producers Set to Win Global Audience

14 July 2016

Can Taiwanese drama series leverage on global Netflix exposure to compete with Korea's dominance across Asia?...Read More


Chinese Films Off the Radar at Cannes, but Korean Movies Flourish

24 May 2016

In a poor showing for mainland cinema, no Chinese movies were featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival, while Korean movies continued to prove their ability to appeal globally, with many finding s...Read More


Korean Wave Rolls On With Renewed Broadcast Export Success

5 May 2016

South Korean content producers find new markets at global TV and digital forum....Read More


Chinese Animation Targets Adult Market in Bid for Greater Profits

8 April 2016

With animated movies now more popular than ever before on the mainland, a number of Chinese film producers are looking to capitalise on this lucrative market by delivering home-grown cartoon features ...Read More


FILMART Truly Comes of Age with its 20th Anniversary Iteration

1 April 2016

Some 20 years since it was first held, the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is now firmly established as one of the industry's major trading platforms and a crucial nexus for filmmak...Read More


Russian Bear Resurgent as YouTube and Merchandising Phenomenon

16 March 2016

Russian cartoon Masha and the Bear tipped to be new Hello Kitty with lucrative licences on offer....Read More


Video-on-Demand, Pan-Asian Stars and IP Dominate Busan Film Festival

20 Nov 2015

A subdued Busan International Film Festival nevertheless brought to the fore many of the issues facing the industry, including acquiring original source material, fending off Netflix and casting actor...Read More


Surge in Online Dramas Marks Latest Shift in Mainland Viewing Habits

1 Sept 2015

Bespoke dramas are now a key element in the programming initiatives of many mainland video streaming platforms....Read More

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