Asia Weekly Headlines: China’s European Ties Heat Up in Cannes


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Sat, May 20, 2017

China’s European Ties Heat Up in Cannes
It used to be the glamour and the chance to cultivate relationships with Hollywood that drew Chinese film executives to Cannes. But more than ever before, execs from China are arriving in the S …
Cannes: Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebble Reveals Indian Regional Film Slate
Priyanka Chopra, Indian superstar and star of “Quantico,” has unveiled the debut Cannes slate of her Purple Pebble Pictures shingle. The company, operated by Priyanka’s mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra …

Busan Festival Programmer Kim Ji-seok Dies at Cannes
Kim Ji-seok, executive programmer of the Busan Film International Film Festival, died on Thursday while attending the Cannes Film Festival. He was 57. In a statement the Busan festival said tha …

‘Colours of China’ Set as Europe-Asia Co-Production
Upscale feature documentary “Colours of China” will begin shooting this year with Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Mike Single (“The Amazing Race,” “Clash of the Continents”) as director. Wit …

Cannes: China’s ‘Jade Pendant’ Set for North American Release (EXCLUSIVE)
Crimson Forest Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Chinese period romance “The Jade Pendant,” from China- and Hong Kong-based Lotus Entertainment. Shot in Utah, “The Jade Pendan …

Cannes Film Review: ‘Blade of the Immortal’
The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.

Fox’s South Korean War Film ‘Warriors’ Picked Up by M-Line (EXCLUSIVE)
“Warriors of the Dawn,” 20th Century Fox’s latest production in South Korea, is to be handled in international markets by Korean sales agency M-Line Distribution, which will begin selling the f …

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