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‘Rifle,’ ‘Seeds of Violence’ Win Grand Prizes at Jeonju Festival
Brazilian director Davi Pretto’s"Rifle" won the grand prize and $18,000 in the international competition section at Jeonju, South Korea’s second biggest film festival. French director, Damien M …
India’s S.S. Rajamouli Teases Third ‘Baahubali’ (EXCLUSIVE)
LONDON — S.S. Rajamouli, director of the blockbuster “Baahubali" franchise is not ruling out another film in the series, despite “Baahubali: The Conclusion" effectively ending the story. A voi …

Wanda’s $1 Billion Bet to Transform Legendary Into Global Media Giant
Give the Dalian Wanda Group this much: It is nothing if not brash. Much of Hollywood did a double take when the Chinese conglomerate shelled out $3.5 billion for Legendary Entertainment last ye …

Cannes: Korean Thriller ‘Merciless’ Sold to 85 Territories
South Korean crime thriller “The Merciless," which bows in the Cannes festival’s midnight screenings section this month has racked up distribution deals in some 85 territories. Sales are handle …

Billionaire Owen Glenn Boards Propaganda Film Debut Slate
Monaco-based billionaire businessman, Sir Owen Glenn has struck a funding partnership to invest in New Zealand’s Propaganda Film and to back its debut slate of movies. Propaganda was launched i …

Hollywood Lifts China 2017 Box Office Back to Growth
A big April, turbocharged by two Hollywood action titles, nudged China’s box office back on to a growth trend for the first four months of the year. The month saw the release of “Kong: Skull Is …

Denmark, China Ink Co-Production Pact
Denmark has signed a co-production agreement with China to allow both countries to access each others’ national film support schemes and theatrical markets. The agreement with China (the first …

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