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.
A local academic has called on Thailand’s National Board of Film and Video (NBFV) to put a stop to banning certain movies, improve film censorship guidelines, and revise the existing film rating system.