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Winners Announced in REDirect Explore 2016 Contest

Irvine, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2016)— RED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside Television, has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the REDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process, and Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won the Fan Favorite category.  “On the heels of REDirect Skate and ... Full story

$350M Paid By Dalian Wanda Group To Acquire Mtime

Led by Wang Jianlin, Asia’s richest man, the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group continues to expand their global film empire through a recent agreement to acquire Mtime, a Beijing-based film and media company, for $350 million. Mtime’s business also comprises ... Full story

Line-up For 2016 Venice Days Revealed

Out of the 11 titles in competition representing 20 nationalities and including seven female directors, 10 of these films will be world premieres and seven of them will be first works. Long time independent sidebar to the Venice International Film Festival, ... Full story

Warner Bros. Sets Plans To Expand Local Film Productions In S. Korea

First-time writer and director Lee Ju-yeong along with other established South Korean directors like Kim Jee-woon (‘The Good the Bad, and the Weird) are riding a tidal wave of new local production being rolled out by Warner Brothers. The company plans ... Full story

Toronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line Up

This past Tuesday, TIFF offered a first glance at the panels to come for its September event. These include discussions on the Brexit as well as Hollywood’s gender bias problem. To top it off, there will also be a conversation ... Full story

China Film Group Co. Sets Records As It Prepares For $611M Stock Offering

Breaking records for the Shangai Stock Exchange, China Film Group Corporation's $611 million intial public offering will be the largest in the history of Chinese entertainment.  The $611 million translates to 4.09 billion yuan.  China Film Co. is a state run ... Full story

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 Award Winners

This past weekend Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2016 awarded some of the best films from across the globe. ZIFF 2016 took place from July 9th to the 17th with more than a week of film screenings and special events ... Full story

Thousands Attend Funeral For Iranian Film Director Abbas Kiarostami

Thousands of Iranians, including artists, intellectuals, and others have attended the funeral ceremony in Tehran of the country’s top filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, who died last week at the age of 76.Kiarostami, the winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes ... Full story

China’s Box Office Drops In the Second Quarter of 2016

After years of surging growth, China's box office experienced a 4.6 percent decline in the second quarter of 2016, with the first-half gain of 21 percent its lowest in years.A few months ago, it would have seemed inconceivable.China's box office ... Full story

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76

Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish.Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme ... Full story

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