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Four Projects Hand Picked From 105 Submissions as 2017 MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Winners Announced

     

Asia Pacific Co-Productions in the Spotlight

     
   
     
   
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) announced the recipients of the eighth round of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund during the 11th ...
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Today’s stories from Asia Pacific filmmakers transport audiences to places around the world – to the streets of Bangkok, where a long-lost elephant works to find his way home ....
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How California's Revamped Tax Incentives Helped Ava Duvernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

     

"Daddy's Home 2" Generates $19M for Framingham, State Economy

     
   
     

   
As the executive director of the California Film Commission, Amy Lemisch has been the driving force in keeping the state one of the top filming locations for the past 13 years.
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More than $19 million has been generated for the local economy after the filming of the Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell comedy "Daddy's Home 2" in Framingham and other areas in the state last ...
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Actors From Oman, India Come Together for Joint Production

     

Hollywood, Bollywood Partner to Bring Indian Entertainment to California

     
   
     

   
Shooting for the first Omani-Indian film started last week. Titled, Zayana, the 60-minute film features actors from both the countries. The inauguration ceremony for the movie ...
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This is the first MoU between the organizations, creating alignment between two of the largest entertainment entities in the world. California and Mumbai represent ...
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Lights, Camera, Vacation

     

Outlander and Other Film and TV hits Bring Record Numbers of US Tourists to Scotland

     
   
     

   
Travels brochures are passé. With movies such as Star Wars, Me before You and Befikre introducing people to exotic locations, films are influencing travellers and tourism. Salar de Uyuni ...
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Scotland's historic castles, stunning scenery and bustling cities are luring more American tourists than ever before. Record numbers of people from the US have come to Scotland this year seeking history, culture and “life enrichment”, according to research by VisitScotland.

This has been sparked by the country’s appearance in recent films and TV programmes, especially historical sci-fi drama Outlander, the tourist body has said.

Around 713,000 Americans visited Scotland in the 12 months til June this year and the numbers ...
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Indian Movies to Be Shot In Turkey, Attract 2M Tourists

     
   
With relations between Turkey and India starting to bear fruit, Indian producers, who shoot around 200 films abroad every year, are set to come and film in Turkey. This move is expected to attract ...
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  BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY    
   

Marvel Takes Hollywood: Nine Years, 17 Movies, $12 Billion and Counting

     

The Modern Day Economics of Film Financing

     
   
     
     
   
In 2008, Iron Man debuted and began the Marvel Cinematic Universe of comic-book adaptations. Thor: Ragnarok, the latest movie, hit US theaters this weekend.
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Only 2 per cent of the total movies released in 2016 in the US were computer graphic (CG) animation, yet they grossed more than 21 per cent of the US box office collection ...
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Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing

     

Asia TV Forum: Content Localization Essential for Asian Streaming Platforms

     
   
     
     
   
Hollywood feature film may soon be financed with cryptocurrencies. Christopher Woodrow, who has helped produce or finance movies for the past decade, says the distributed-ledger technology ...
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High-powered executives from competing streaming video platforms operating in Asia found common ground in the need for content localization.
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Carving a Regional Strategy: Indian OTT Majors and Digital Content Creators Firmly Believe in Regional Power

     

Digital Age Changes All the Rules on Intellectual Property

     
   
     
     
   
If a media and entertainment company in India doesn't have a regional presence, growth could be limited. After all, 75 per cent Indians speak at least one regional language, and are ...
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The newest parts of copyright law are the most antiquated, and they are choking creativity and innovation. But that hasn’t stopped some internet companies that benefit ...
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Anti-Piracy Group Unites To Combat Threat

     

Insights Blog: Five Key Developments in Piracy and Copyright Protection

     
   
     
     
   
The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding ...
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CMU Insights presents its latest masterclass ‘Enforcing Music Rights: Safe Harbours And Piracy’ later this month. This half-day session explains what copyright law says about ...
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Live Streaming Piracy - The Darker Side of Social Media

     

Film Tribunal’s Rulings: Good, Bad and Arbitrary

     
   
     
     
   
Over the past 15 years we have seen the mass global uptake of social media tools and services that allow people to stay connected and share experiences. Many in Silicon Valley ...
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The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) tasked with hearing appeals against the orders of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) continues ...
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In Charts: How the Indian Film Industry Compares With the Rest of the World

     

Regional OTT Content More Than Just Catch-Up TV

     
   
     
     
   
India accounts for more cinema goers than any other country in the world. The Indian film industry is going places, with the Hindi blockbuster Dangal recently making ...
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The rise of digital content platforms has forever changed television viewing in India. The revolution in the over-the-top content (OTT) and video-on-demand (VOD) industry in the ...
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Hollywood Homecoming

     

Filmmakers Turn To Books in Search for the Next Big Hit

     
   
     
     
   
Indian audiences have become increasingly accepting of Hollywood movies, overlooking the cultural and language differences, due to the variety of content on offer. What will it take to ...
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Books are increasingly becoming ready content for movies. Today, at any given point, publishers are negotiating deals for at least 8-10 titles in their catalogues with filmmakers ...
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Viacom18 Identifies Digital, Regional, Local IP Creation as Future Engines Of Growth

     

Facebook Plans to Launch Watch in India in Early 2018, Report

     
   
From being a three channel and one line of business network in November 2007, Viacom18 has grown to 44 channels and five lines of businesses in the last 10 years.
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Facebook is launching its original video streaming service Watch in India in the beginning of 2018. The platform was launched in August only in the US. Facebook’s video ambitions ...
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PVR Introduces ‘Movie on Demand’ With VKAAO App

     

Paramount Pictures Launching First Virtual Reality Movie Theater

     
   
     
     
   
PVR, India’s largest movie chain, said viewers can now watch any movie they want - including oldies, small-time and independent flicks and documentaries - by voting for them ...
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The studio, in partnership with Bigscreen, is collaborating with several tech companies leading efforts in the virtual reality space Oculus, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft ...
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Broadcasting: A Case for Single-Window Clearance

     

'Hooq's Hollywood Focus Has Increased Subscriptions Ten Fold'

     
   
     
     
   
A media firm that applied for a television licence to start a news channel close to a year ago is yet to receive the required approvals. Fed up with inexplicable delays, the company has ...
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Asia’s video-on-demand (VOD) service Hooq’s shift in its positioning to offer more Hollywood content with separate price points and a brand campaign, is already bearing fruit as its subscription has increased ten fold.

The library which claims to be curating one-of-the-largest repository of Hollywood content, includes titles from Sony and Warner Bros., such as ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and TV series like ‘The Flash,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Gotham,’ and ‘Friends’ among others. “As soon as there is an episode up in the US, we get it on Hooq. We did it with ‘The Flash,’ ‘Supergirl’ and 'The Big Bang Theory.’ When it comes to movies, you can watch the latest like ‘Spiderman Homecoming,’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ in Hindi, Telegu, Tamil and English at Rs. 59 only under ‘Hot and Fresh’ category,” said Salil Kapoor, Managing Director, Hooq India. On the latter, Hooq’s consumption has picked up around eight times.

Hooq's subscription is INR 89 per month and first 30 days is complimentary.This doesn’t include ‘Hot and Fresh’ Kapoor informed us.
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What IP? Ex-con's Security Firm Offers to Solve Hollywood’s Piracy Problem

           
   
           
   
A small cybersecurity startup based in Irvine, California, is promising the Holy Grail for the entertainment industry -- a secure way to share videos, films, contract documents ...
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