26 Movies in the Pipeline from Indonesia for Wattpad and Iflix

Streaming video service, iflix has teamed with Canadian online entertainment platform Wattpad. Together they plan to produce “dozens of original movies” in Indonesia over the next year. The stories will be selected from the 6 million pieces of Indonesian content uploaded to Wattpad. The companies say that machine learning will guide … [Read More...]

STX Targeting August IPO in Hong Kong (Report)

Hollywood mini-studio, STX Entertainment is looking at going ahead with its planned IPO in Hong Kong as soon as next month. Hong Kong finance industry sources Monday echoed a report in the South China Morning Post, quoting John Zhao of investor Hony Capital. A significant STX investor, Zhao pointed … [Read More...]

Xiaomi Share Launch Hit by Trade Woes

Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant, made a muted launch on the Hong Kong stock market, where its shares began trading on Monday. The launch came just three days after the U.S. kicked off a major trade war with China. Shares dipped in early trading, hitting HK$16 in mid-morning … [Read More...]

Geoffrey Rush’s ‘Storm Boy’ Picked up by Sony

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has come on board “Storm Boy,” a multi-generational Australian drama starring Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney (“Suicide Squad”). The company replaces previously attached Studiocanal as the distributor in the film’s home territory. The company has acquired Australia and New Zealand rights only, Sony … [Read More...]

Netflix Pacts With J:Com For Distribution in Japan

J:Com, Japan’s biggest cable TV network operator, will begin broadcasting Netflix programming in the fall of 2019, according to Japanese media reports. To access Netflix shows J:Com subscribers will need a special receiver scheduled to go on sale in the fall of next year. They are not pay … [Read More...]