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Articles from March 2014

Aberdeen
Dir/scr: Pang Ho Cheung. Hong Kong-China. 2104. 98minsHong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung delivers another delightfully observed slice of local family life in Aberdeen as he focuses on the loves, laughs and longings of three generations of an extended...
China First Market to Cross $3Bn
MPAA CEO and chairman Senator Chris Dodd said (25) global box office for all films released in 2013 reached $35.9bn, marking a 4% year-on-year rise.Delivering his annual state of the industry address at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Dodd said that China's...
China Online Video Sites Ramp Up Production
China's online video giants are increasing investment in original content, from microfilms and web serials to feature films, in a bid to keep viewers in a fast-growing but increasingly competitive market.Speaking on a panel at Filmart yesterday, Youku...
Essy Niknejad, Laleh
US-based, Iran-born Essy Niknejad tells Jakob Fudge how he travelled back to the country of his birth to shoot the story of Laleh Seddigh, the 2006 Iranian racing champion who prevailed in a male-dominated sport only to be subsequently banned by racing...
Euro Producers Launch Scriptwriting Project
Programme is aimed at developing Chinese and European projects spanning the two cultures.A group of European producers is launching a new scriptwriting programme called "Bridging the Dragon", aimed at developing Chinese and European projects spanning...
Headshot Duo Reunites on Samui Song
Drama will reunite director with Headshot producer Raymond Phathanavirangoon and is set to star Chermarn "Ploy" Boonyasak.Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang is reuniting with his Headshot producer Raymond Phathanavirangoon on drama Samui Song, set to star...
In Celebration of African Cinema
Nana Ocran, lead researcher on June Givanni's Pan African Cinema Archive, reflects on the history and heritage of African cinema in the UK, around the African diaspora and on the African continent itself.Over 32 years ago June Givanni, a remarkable curator...
Media Asia Touts Break Up 100, Triumph
Hong Kong's Media Asia has unveiled a slate of new productions at Filmart, including Lawrence Cheng's romantic comedy Break Up 100 and a big screen adaptation of hit TV series Triumph In The Sky.Co-directed by Wilson Yip and Matt Chow, Triumph In The...
NATO Calls for More Family Films
National Association Of Theatre Owners chief John Fithian urged delegates at the Las Vegas convention (25) to release more family films year-round.Box office has got off to a solid start in 2014, driven in no small part by Warner Bros' The Lego Movie,...
Origin Ups Rubin, Preps Dramas
EXCLUSIVE: Origin develops film and TV roster as execs Rubin, Marshall promoted.Origin Pictures has promoted long-time head of development Ed Rubin to head of film and TV and development executive Claire Marshall to head of development.The UK film and...
Production Duo Join Levantine
Donna Gigliotti and longtime film development executive Renee Witt have joined New York-based Levantine Films.Gigliotti will assume the newly created role of president and Witt vice-president at the finance, development and production company.Levantine...
Thessaloniki Doc Fest Unveils Winners
Four Letters Apart [pictured] and Becoming an Actor among winners.The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) and its concurrent Doc Film Market has unveiled the winners for its 2014 edition.At the TDF, the Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a foreign...
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