‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race

The Film Federation of India has chosen Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy” as its entry in the Academy Awards’ international feature film category. The picture, a coming of age tale about an aspiring rapper in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum premiered at the Berlin film festival in February before opening to a wave … [Read More...]

Netflix Sets Low-Cost India Subscription Plan

Streaming giant Netflix revealed its long-awaited mobile-only subscription plan for India on Wednesday. The plan, which will be available imminently, will cost INR199 ($2.88) per month and will be available on one mobile or tablet screen, per user, in standard definition. While downloads will be supported, casting … [Read More...]

Hong Kong Disneyland Reduces Losses

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort theme park remained in loss for the fourth year. But signs of improvement continued. For the financial year to end of September 2018, HKDL reported $769 million (HK$6 billion) of revenue, from 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 8%. Net losses fell from $32 million (HK$291 million) … [Read More...]

Netflix Buys Taiwan Black Comedy ‘Dear Ex’

Netflix has added to its roster of Mandarin-language content with the acquisition of rights to Taiwanese dark comedy “Dear Ex.” The award-winning film will play out from Feb. 1. The story involves a recently bereaved widow and a gay man fighting over a dead man’s inheritance, with the … [Read More...]