Netflix’s ‘Roma’ Adds Korea Theatrical Date

“Roma,” Alfonso’ Cuaron’s loving recreated portrayal of family life in 1970s Mexico, is to get a theatrical release in South Korea. The film was originally commissioned for online streaming giant Netflix. Pan Cinema will handle the release in Korea from Dec. 12. It is currently unclear how many screens the … [Read More...]

‘Manta Ray’ and ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ win Mumbai Festival Prizes

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s “Manta Ray” won the Mumbai Film Festival’s Golden Gateway award in the international competition on Thursday. It previously won best film at Venice’s Horizon section and has toured the Toronto, Thessaloniki, San Sebastian festivals. Marcelo Martinessi’s “The Heiresses” won the Silver Gateway award in the competition, after winning … [Read More...]

STX Entertainment Abandons Hong Kong IPO Plans

STX Entertainment has dropped its plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, some six months after it filed a draft prospectus. The company had sought to raise up to $500 million of new capital and achieve a market valuation of over $3 billion. The IPO plans … [Read More...]

Sony Pictures Cuts Losses, as Group Profits Surge

Sony Pictures reduced its losses in the three months to June, but remained in the red. Sales at Sony’s film and TV operations were up 12% at JPY203 billion ($1.85 billion). Revealing its figures for the first quarter of the April to March financial year, parent company, Sony Corporation … [Read More...]

Taiwan Director Chi Po-lin Killed in Helicopter Crash (Report)

Taiwanese film maker Chi Po-lin died in a commercial helicopter crash on Saturday in Taiwan’s Hualien County, according to multiple local media reports. He was 52. Chi, who started his career as an aerial photographer at the Ministry of Transportation, before establishing himself as a cinematographer and environmentalist, previously … [Read More...]