A mere 12 months ago, most people–including many in the movie industry–would not have immediately recognized the name “Raman Hui.” It just didn’t ring the proverbial bell. But the release of fantasy epic 'Monster Hunt' in Mainland China and other Chinese-speaking communities around the world certainly has changed that, its director Raman Hui becoming a hot discussion topic almost overnight.
Don Savant joined IMAX Corporation in 2000 as VP and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region. In 2007, he was promoted to managing director, Asia-Pacific, and only recently he additionally took over the role of IMAX Corporation’s executive VP.
Heyi Pictures, the film division of Chinese multimedia group Youku Tudou, and the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) have chosen Thailand’s Phuttiphong Aroonpheng to direct a feature-length film as part of the 2015 “Asia’s Masters and Newcomers” Project.
China’s leading Internet television company, Youku Tudou Inc., has partnered with Disney to be the exclusive online movie-marketing platform in China for the U.S. studio’s Marvel collection of movies and TV series.
Audiences at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) are in for a treat, as the festival’s organizing committee and Walt Disney Pictures have announced that all six Star Wars films will be shown as part of this year’s program lineup.
While visionary and progressive operators such as Major Cineplex Group Thailand—particularly in the capital Bangkok—can boast some of poshest and most comfortable movie theatres on the globe, it seems there is still always room for improvement.