Norway’s Kristoffer Metcalfe Talks ‘Twin,’ Directing ‘Game of Thrones’’ Kristofer Hivju

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This is Kristofer Hivju and Kristoffer Metcalfe’s show, the series that actor Hivju, “Game of Thrones” Wildlings leader Tormund Giantsbane,  and Metcalfe “Cupid’s Balls”), developed together for near 15 years. But Hivju is nowhere to be seen in the lov…

Imagine TV Sets ‘Mindscaping’ as First China Series (EXCLUSIVE)

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Imagine Television is developing “Mindscaping,” a 24-episode science fiction series written by Oscar Yang (“Medical Examiner Dr. Qin,” “The Ten Deadly Sins”). The series is the first Chinese-language series developed by Imagine Television, part of Bria…

FilMart: India’s ‘No Pain’ Secures Accelerated China Release With iQIYI (EXCLUSIVE)

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Indian action film “The Man Who Feels No Pain” has been picked up for a premium streaming release in China by iQIYI. The deal was arranged by Hong Kong sales agent Autumn Sun Company. The collaboration is a first of its kind for both sides. As the excl…

FilMart: Lionsgate’s Jim Packer Says Starz Brand is Ready for Global Rollout

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Ahead of his keynote address at Hong Kong’s FilMart this week, Jim Packer, Lionsgate’s president of worldwide TV and digital distribution, shares his plans for Starz international expansion. And he recounts his experience of watching Netflix change up …

Wink’s Joe Aguilar on Why Animation Co-Productions Are Risky and Slow

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China’s Wink Animation, a division of Huayi Brothers, is a Chinese animation company that creates both Chinese-language films and globally-skewing features for the young adult market. It produces both fully animated and hybrid content that combines liv…

Sun Entertainment Makes English-Language Debut, Backs Philip Lee’s $120 Million ‘Inversion’

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The $120 million multinational disaster movie “Inversion” leads a slate of two feature films and a TV series from Hong Kong-Chinese producer and financier Sun Entertainment Culture (SUNEC). The two movies mark Sun’s English-language film debut. F…