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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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Hong Kong Set for Enhanced Role Under New Mainland Media Regime

12 April 2018

While Hong Kong's film industry may have seemed becalmed during this year's FILMART, there are hopes that legislative changes to the mainland media sector could provide huge opportunities for local co...Read More

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Asian TV Formats Still Failing to Migrate to a Truly Global Market

28 Feb 2018

Despite the soaring size and vast potential of the Asia-Pacific marketplace, the region's content producers are still failing to compete with the international reach of the hugely-lucrative West Europ...Read More

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The Asian Character Invasion Proves a Hit at Brand Licensing Europe

21 Dec 2017

Traditionally dominated by US and Europe-originated properties, this year a wave of Asian-sourced animated characters flooded the event, with their creators confident that their success at home could ...Read More

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Godzilla Celebrations Fail to Mar Monster China-Japan Movie Love-in

22 Nov 2017

Even the presence of Godzilla couldn't spoil the unusually collaborative mood at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival, with Chinese and Japanese filmmakers apparently set to embark on an unpr...Read More

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Continuing Off-screen Dramas Fail to Derail the Busan Film Festival

15 Nov 2017

Despite local and global political machinations threatening to overshadow the 2017 Busan International Film Festival, the event proved something of a success, even if proceedings were more subdued tha...Read More

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Hong Kong Distributors Flourish While Mainland Moviemakers Struggle

19 June 2017

Despite disappointment at the lack of Chinese films making the cut at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Hong Kong moviemakers were doing brisk business in terms of global sales, while Netflix was prov...Read More

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Hungary: Leading the Way in BRI Co-operation video

15 June 2017

Championing Chinese investment in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary has long been an important partner to China’s “going-out” strategy, RMB internationalisation and Belt and Road Initiative. Thanks ...Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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