As Hong Kong comes back to life, Streamlined also decodes the recent success of local films and HBO’s mysterious moves in the region.
‘Joyland’, ‘Nice View’, FFI, NSOC And Other Issues Facing The Oscars’ Best International Feature Category
Pakistan, China, India & Nigeria all raised eyebrows with their Oscars submissions this year.
Busan Business; India Becoming The New China; Southeast Asian Festival Circuit
Busan was busy but how much business was being done? How India’s censorship regime is starting to look a lot like China’s. And Southeast Asia’s new festival circuit.
Saudi Filmmaker Aymen Khoja On How To Build A Film Industry From Scratch
Saudi Arabia is now the biggest box office territory in the Middle East, but its local film industry is still in the very early stages of development.
Summer Box Office Picks Up In East Asia, But It’s All About The Blockbusters
Audiences started to return to cinemas this summer, but business is more reliant than ever on a small number of big hits.
Can ‘Brahmastra’ Save Bollywood? Why ‘Return To Dust’ Is A Surprise Hit In China
While Bollywood pins its hopes on the release of Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva, arthouse drama Return To Dust becomes a surprise hit in China.
Streamlined Returns; Summer Streaming Summary; Festival Circuit Redux
As growth begins to stall in more mature markets, the streamers are increasing their focus on producing Asian content.
So that was Cannes 2022: a return to the new normal
A summary of the major trends to emerge at this year’s Cannes film festival, from the sales business to global production incentives and beyond.
Why aren’t Chinese films travelling to international festivals?
Chinese cinema is conspicuous by its absence at this year’s Cannes film festival, with only a few short films announced across the official selection and parallel sections.
China Warms Up To Big Tech But Stays Cool On Hollywood
Beijing is reportedly easing its clampdown on local tech giants, but Hollywood imports remain rare.