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Tokyo Film Festival Plans for Physical Edition, Alliance With Filmex  

The Tokyo International Film Festival  (TIFF) will host physical screenings for its 33rd edition, which is currently scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 9, th

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Calling for Greater Transparency, PEN America Slams Hollywood and MPA on China Censorship Stance

Nonprofit PEN America on Wednesday issued a moral clarion call to Hollywood to step up its efforts to resist Chinese censorship and increase transpare

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Disney Plus Hotstar to Launch in Indonesia in September

Disney is to launch the Disney Plus Hotstar version of its subscription video platform in Indonesia from September. The news was revealed Tuesday on a

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With ‘Mulan,’ Disney Tests Out Entirely New Early VOD Model

In another major blow to movie theaters, Disney announced “Mulan” will forgo its planned theatrical release. Instead, the live-action remake is pr

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‘Mulan’ to Premiere on Disney Plus as Streamer Surpasses 60.5 Million Subscribers

Even amid a pandemic that has battered major parts of its business, including theme parks and studio entertainment, Disney flexed the power of its str

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TikTok North America GM Says the App Doesn’t Operate in China

As the future of TikTok hangs in the balance, the general manager of the Chinese-owned app’s operations in North American said she wanted to “disp

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Mumbai Film Festival Postponed Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus

The 22nd edition of the Mumbai film festival has been postponed to 2021 in light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis in India, the organizers announced

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‘Harry Potter’ Fronts Anti-Government Demonstration in Thailand

Several dozen young protesters took to the streets of Bangkok on Monday dressed in Harry Potter costumes. They claimed to be casting a spell for democ

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Global Bulletin: Sky Acquires ‘The Secret Garden,’ Starring Colin Firth, From Studiocanal

Sky has acquired “The Secret Garden” from Studiocanal and will release the film in U.K. and Ireland cinemas and Sky Cinema channels on Oct. 23. Di

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Live-Events Outfit Joe Lewis Expands With Formats Veteran Small World (EXCLUSIVE)

Live events production outfit Joe Lewis Company (JLC) and formats distributor Small World IFT have struck a strategic partnership, expanding the reach

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Film and TV Deliver $230 Million Profits as Sony Earnings Surge By 53%

The Pictures Division of Japanese entertainment and tech giant Sony achieved operating profits of $230 million in the April to June quarter. The wider

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Locarno Pro Offers Practical Guidance to Film Industry

The Locarno Film Festival’s Locarno Pro industry side is trying to rise to the challenge faced by many festivals that have been forced to cancel the

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Indian Premier League Cricket Retains Chinese Sponsor as Tournament Shifts to Middle East

The lucrative and hugely popular Indian Premier League cricket tournament, a programming mainstay for streamer Disney Plus Hotstar, has confirmed that

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China’s Huanxi Media Strikes Factual Content Deal With U.K.’s All3media

China’s Huanxi Media has struck a deal with All3media International to license 110 hours of factual content, that will play on its Huanxi.com SVoD p

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Lifetime Movie Package Launches on Australia’s Foxtel

Australia’s pay-TV leader Foxtel is expanding its on-demand offering by adding A+E Networks’ LMN-Lifetime Movie Network to its film lineup. The pa

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Filming Starts on South Australia TV Comedy ‘Aftertaste’

Filming has got under way in Adelaide on Australian comedy-drama series “Aftertaste.” It is the first major production to shoot in the state of So

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Korea Box Office: ‘Steel Rain 2’ Keeps Cinemas in Motion

Action thriller “Steel Rain 2: Summit” dominated the South Korean box office in its opening weekend. In doing so, it knocked “Peninsula” from

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Microsoft Says It Will Continue TikTok Acquisition Talks, After Trump’s Threat to Ban the App

Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks to buy TikTok from China’s ByteDance — and expects to conclude the M&A negotiations by Sept. 15 — coming

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China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashe

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Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan Recovers From Coronavirus, Discharged From Hospital

After testing positive for coronavirus last month, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has recovered and was discharged from the hospital, he announc

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