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Kuwait Exhibitor Launches Rebrand With Eye on Saudi Launch, Expansion

The Kuwait National Cinema Company has launched new branding for its Cinescape exhibition circuit alongside the opening of a major new multiplex. The nine-screen Cinescape Al Kout Mall opened Monday ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday. To coincide with the opening the KNCC will roll-out the Cinescape rebrand across all its locations. The new […]

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Alejandra Márquez Abella’s Toronto Platform Entry ‘The Good Girls’ Taken by Luxbox (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Having swooped before Berlin on Gael García Bernal starrer “Museo,” Paris-based Paris-based Luxbox has acquired most world sales rights to Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls,” another high-profile Mexican movie. Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis’ is handling distribution rights in North and Latin America. “The Good Girls” is one of the 12 films – […]

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Milt Barlow’s Asia Releasing Acquired by Tangren Cultural (EXCLUSIVE)

Brisbane-based Tangren Cultural Film Group has acquired multinational company Asia Releasing, a distributor and marketing firm specializing in the handling of Chinese films. Milt Barlow, industry veteran and Asia Releasing founder, will stay on as COO of Tangren. Tangren has quickly built up a 60% market share of the box office for Chinese and Korean […]

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Lucía Alemany’s ‘Innocence’ Rolls with Sergi López, Laia Marull (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Sergi López (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Harry, He’s Here to Help”) and Laia Marull (“Take My Eyes,” “Black Bread”) co-star in rites-of-passage drama “La Inocencia” (Innocence), the feature debut of Lucía Alemany, a key name in a generation of often very young women cineastes now energizing Catalan cinema. Starring Carmen Arrufet in her first lead […]

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Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’

Most celebrities have not been vocal so far about the news that Asia Argento paid a young actor a settlement after a sexual encounter when he was 17. The New York Times broke the story Sunday evening that former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett had received $380,000 from Argento after the 2013 encounter in […]

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China Box Office: ‘The Island’ Earns $39 Million to Beat Still Hungry ‘Meg’

The outcome of the China box office was far less controversial than the previous weekend, but no easier to predict. Comedy, “The Island” retained its top spot in its second weekend. Giant shark movie, “The Meg” moved up to second place and crossed the $100 million mark. But “iPartment,” the Chinese film which topped the […]

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Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Cultural Insensitivity’

Ken Jeong delighted audiences in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Papa Goh, the high-haired, nouveau riche father of the Goh family. But behind the laughter, a range of emotions welled behind the comedian, for the road to “Crazy Rich Asians” was a deeply emotional one. Even now, while doing press for the film, Jeong can’t help but […]

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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

“The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row. Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million. “The Meg,” […]

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