France sets stricter security measures for the 69th Cannes film festival

(From Maverickeye) This year’s Cannes film festival has become uneasy for everyone since the state of emergency that France has been under due to Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacks that killed around one hundred thirty (130) people. In November, ISIS attacked different parts of Paris’ entertainment venues including cafes, Bataclan concert hall […]

Helping the victims of the largest fire to hit Mandaue City, Cebu

Last month, a fire hit a densely populated area in Mandaue City particularly in Barangay Guizo and Barangay Mantuyong. It destroyed at least 500 houses and damaged P2.345 million worth of properties, but fortunately, the fire department did not get any report of anyone missing or dead according to fire investigator SFO2 Cipriano Codilla. It […]

FILMART 2016: Swen Group International acquires “The Bittersweet” starring Lee Min-ho

(From Maverickeye) A Chinese action thriller titled “The Bittersweet” was acquired by Swen Group International. The Miami-based distributor got multi-territory rights, particularly for Latin America, North America, and most of Europe; and Hong Kong-based Fame Universal will handle sales. The film casts Korean singer-actor Lee Min-ho and Zhu Xuan (Yonfan’s “Prince of Tears”). To elevate […]

Taiwan-based production firm launches int’l sales operation at FILMART

(From Maverickeye) MandarinVision launches its own international sales operations. This week, the Taiwan-based production firm is unleashing 2 comedy films called “Ace of Sales” and “Godspeed” at the FILMART. Ace of Sales is a light-hearted comedy about a young female home shopping host who becomes the top sales person while she got held hostage during […]

PR: Maverickeye’s Patrick Achache joined by SSLawCorp’s Samuel Seow in FILMART 2016

(PR Article from Maverickeye) HONG KONG (March 15, 2016). The managing director of Maverickeye (ME) Patrick Achache attends the 20th HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) together with Atty. Samuel Seow, a renowned lawyer from Singapore. The two have been attending important international events since 2015, and this year’s FILMART event serves […]

Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment unveiled 3 titles at FILMART 2016

(From Maverickeye) On FILMART’s first day, three projects were unveiled by Singaporean production company mm2 Entertainment. The forthcoming titles include a heart-warming drama ‘Take 2’ and two horror features ‘Ghost Net’ and ‘Ibu’. Take 2 is about 4 ex-cons trying to make good. It will be directed by Ivan Ho, who co-wrote Ah Boys to […]

2 Divisions of 20th Century Fox unite to co-produce Chinese language content

(From Maverickeye) FILMART is back for its 20th edition and remains Asia’s largest entertainment market. Last year’s event attracted over 78 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions, and over 7,100 visitors from more than 50 countries and regions. Participants were either looking to sell/buy or recruit projects to film with. On the eve of FILMART […]

Lav Diaz’s 8-hour long film competes for the top Golden Bear prize

(From Maverickeye) Historical drama Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) is among the 19 contenders for the top Golden Bear award in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Lav Diaz already expected that his movie would be a “struggle” for the crowd, and it did make even the cinema lovers weary. […]

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