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Today — 25 July 2024Main stream

Tohokushinsha, Japanese Co-Producer of ‘Lost in Translation,’ Receives $575 Million Takeover Bid From Singapore Investor

25 July 2024 at 11:28
Singapore-based finance firm 3D Investment Partners said Thursday that it is seeking to take private Tohokushinsha, the Japanese film and TV distribution firm. Its bid values Tohokushinsha at $575 million. Founded in 1961, Tohokushinsha started as a dubbing house and has since expanded its business to include, among others, theatrical, video and TV distribution and […]

As Comic-Con Kicks Off, Japan’s Booming Anime Industry Is Attracting Institutional Finance

25 July 2024 at 10:18
Ahead of a weekend when Asian content will be making a big impact at San Diego Comic-Con, two of Japan’s largest industrial and financial conglomerates have quietly begun to invest in Japanese animation, the hottest part of the country’s film and TV industry. Marubeni, which has roots in cereals, chemicals and paper but has diversified […]

Janhvi Kapoor Talks Spy Thriller ‘Ulajh,’ NTR Jr and Ram Charan Films: ‘Cinema at Its Best’ (EXCLUSIVE)

25 July 2024 at 07:15
Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor is set to appear in her first espionage thriller, “Ulajh,” helmed by acclaimed indie director Sudhanshu Saria in his commercial debut. Produced by Junglee Pictures, the film follows a young Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, played by Kapoor, who becomes entangled in a dangerous conspiracy while on a diplomatic mission. Speaking […]

Vicky Kaushal, Manoj Bajpayee, Huma Qureshi Star as ZEE5 Global Reports Surge in Viewership for Reality-Based Content (EXCLUSIVE)

25 July 2024 at 05:30
ZEE5 Global, a prominent streaming platform for South Asian content, has released data revealing the growing popularity of reality-inspired titles over the past two years. These productions now constitute approximately 20% of the platform’s total viewership. Content based on real-life events and notable figures has consistently topped the charts, indicating an increasing demand for factual […]

Yesterday — 24 July 2024Main stream

Eminem Awarded Brit Billion for U.K. Streaming Milestone – Global Bulletin

24 July 2024 at 09:32
MUSIC MILESTONE Rap icon Eminem has received a Brit Billion Award from the BPI, marking seven billion U.K. streams as calculated by the Official Charts Company. The artist holds a U.K. record for most consecutive No. 1s on the Official Albums Chart, with 10 studio albums topping the list in succession. Recently, Eminem scored his […]

Korean Prosecutors Arrest Kakao Corp. Chief Over SM Entertainment Takeover Allegations

24 July 2024 at 05:16
South Korean prosecutors said that they had arrested Kim Beom-su, the billionaire founder of tech giant Kakao, over alleged stock price manipulation. The case relates to the company’s takeover of K-pop agency SM Entertainment last year. “Kim faces allegations that he orchestrated and approved schemes to collaborate with the operator of a private equity fund […]

India’s $6 Billion Streaming Sector Is Having Transformative Impact on Film, TV, Talent and Gender, Says Study (EXCLUSIVE)

24 July 2024 at 02:00
Indian streaming series such as Netflix’s “Heeramandi,” Prime Video’s “Mirzapur” or Disney+ Hotstar’s “Bad Cop,” could soon be more influential than Bollywood. India’s massive population and its embrace of multiple forms of video streaming are having far-reaching implications for the country’s content industries, its wider economy and the country’s position on the international stage, says […]

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YRF Entertainment Celebrates Global Streaming Triumphs (EXCLUSIVE)

23 July 2024 at 09:33
Indian studio Yash Raj Films’ streaming division, YRF Entertainment, is taking stock of its recent successes in the digital space while looking to the future. The company’s series, “The Railway Men,” emerged as a standout performer on Netflix, marking a significant milestone for Indian content on the platform. The four-part mini-series, which made its debut […]

Digital Media to Claim Growing Share of Asia Pacific Advertising Market – Study

23 July 2024 at 08:07
The advertising market in the Asia-Pacific region is poised to grow by 5.1% in the current year and at an average 4% through to 2029, when it would reach $290 billion. According to a new report from consultancy and research firm Media Partners Asia digital media will grow in significance and expand its share of […]

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Moro’ Heads to Netflix in Asia; Fire and Ice for World Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

23 July 2024 at 08:01
“Moro,” a tale of fractious fraternal relations that debuted last year in the Jiseok section of the Busan International Film Festival, has begun airing on Netflix in Southeast Asia, including director Brillante Mendoza’s native Philippines. In other territories, the film’s rights are being represented by Manila-based finance, production and sales firm Fire and Ice. With […]

Newcomer Kabita Nepali, Vijay Lama Board Groundbreaking Nepal Sci-fi Movie ‘Eklo I’

23 July 2024 at 07:01
Newcomer Kabita Nepali takes the co-leading role opposite the U.K.’s Jamie Bacon in “Eklo I,” a film which claims to be Nepal’s first sci-fi movie. Three months of production are now underway in the Himalayan country, which is previously best known for art-house titles and low-budget drama films. In a post-apocalyptic 2090, some 60 years […]

Anurag Kashyap Boards Melbourne-Bound Children’s Film ‘Little Thomas’ as Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

23 July 2024 at 03:30
Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap is returning to the children’s film genre with his latest production, “Little Thomas.” The comedy-drama, which is the feature directing debut of Kaushal Oza, is slated for its world premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Starring Gulshan Devaiah and Rasika Duggal, alongside child actor Hridansh Parekh, “Little Thomas” […]

Indian Sex Toy Industry Examined in DocuBay’s ‘Bad Toys Inc.’ – Global Bulletin

22 July 2024 at 13:47
PLEASURE PRODUCTS DocuBay, the Indian documentary streaming platform under IN10 Media Network, is set to release “Bad Toys Inc.,” a 45-minute original film exploring India’s burgeoning sex toy industry. The doc, slated for a July 26 debut, offers a peek into the country’s evolving attitudes towards pleasure products. The film delves into regional preferences, consumer […]

‘Chastity High’ Set as Netflix First YA Series From Japan, Drops Trailer

22 July 2024 at 10:33
Apparently based on real-world events in which a Japanese school was sued by a pupil after it banned romantic liaisons between students, “Chastity High” is poised to be Netflix’s first young adult series from Japan. The series, which premiers on Aug. 29, takes a glimpse into a world where a prestigious high school bans dating […]

Bollywood Star Triptii Dimri Talks Comedy Challenges, Franchise Roles and Global Ambitions (EXCLUSIVE)

22 July 2024 at 09:57
Rising Indian actor Triptii Dimri is expanding her repertoire with a slate of diverse projects, including her first major comedic role and one of Bollywood’s biggest franchises. Dimri discussed her transition to comedy in the newly released film “Bad Newz,” which is on its way to becoming a major hit, after earlier establishing herself in […]

Venice Critics’ Week: Vietnam Voodoo Film ‘Don’t Cry Butterfly’ Reveals First Look (EXCLUSIVE)

22 July 2024 at 09:07
After years of project markets and multiple rounds of Asian grant funding applications, Vietnamese horror-comedy “Don’t Cry Butterfly,” is confirmed to have its world premiere in competition at the Venice Critics Week. Its backers have unveiled a first poster image. Written and directed by Duong Dieu Linh, the Hanoi-set film follows a housewife who uses […]

Aparna Sen’s ‘Her Indian Summer’ in Development as Indo-U.K. Co-Production (EXCLUSIVE)

22 July 2024 at 07:33
Veteran Indian director and actor Aparna Sen’s new project “Her Indian Summer” is set to be developed as an Indo-U.K. co-production, it was revealed during a recent London retrospective of her work. The film, a mixed-race love story set against the backdrop of the 1947 partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, is being […]

China Box Office: ‘Twisters’ Is Blown Away as ‘Successor’ Enjoys $89 Million Weekend

22 July 2024 at 03:48
“Successor,” a Chinese-produced comedy drama about escape from poverty, dominated a big weekend at the Mainland China box office. The session also saw an impressive re-release for Japanese animation “Your Name” and Hollywood action film “Twisters” blown into instant irrelevance. Data from consultancy firm Artisan Gateway showed “Successor” earning RMB633 million ($89.1 million) between Friday […]

Korea Box Office: ‘Escape’ Rises to Weekend Market Leader at Third Attempt

22 July 2024 at 01:36
“Escape,” a Korean-made action drama that has been on release for most of the month, took the lead at the South Korean box office over the latest weekend. The film recounts the story of a North Korean soldier who dreams of defecting and the South Korean officer who pursues him. It is directed by Lee […]