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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. […]

“Wedding Song” by a Nobel-prize-winning novelist to be adapted into a TV series

(From Maverickeye) Naguib Mahfouz’s “Wedding Song” tells a story of a young playwright which may have revealed that he killed his wife in his hit play. iProductions has set it for TV adaptation. The company has international ambition for the Arab TV series with Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris who will bankroll the new film and […]

Ethan Hawke’s ’24 Hours to Live’ sold in many territories

(From Maverickeye) ‘24 Hours to Live’ starring Ethan Hawke is a hot seller for Sierra/Affinity. The thriller film will start with production in South Africa in June. It will be directed by Brian Smrz who is an emerging filmmaker and produced by Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon, and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and […]

Universal picks up UK & Australian rights to “ID2 Shadwell Army”

(From Maverickeye) As the cinematic marathon at Berlinale 2016 continues, Universal has picked up the UK and Australian rights of “ID2: Shadwell Army”. Directed by Joel Novoa, the pic is a sequel to “I.D.”, soccer hooliganism cult movie in 1995. It follows a police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates Shadwell’s revived hooligan element and […]

Janna Ji Wonders wins from Perspektive Deutsches Kino section

(From Maverickeye) The Berlin International Film Festival launched “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” in 2012 for Perspektive Deutsches Kino section’s 11th year. Funded by German watchmaker Glashütte Original, this EUR 15,000 fellowship award is given to a talented new filmmaker from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The fellowship was conceived to support “emerging” German directors in […]

Something Irked George Clooney at the Berlinale Press Conference

(From Maverickeye) Patrick Achache recently attended the Berlinale press conference for Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” The film stars Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Alden Ehrenreich and Hollywood’s face of humanitarian conscience, George Clooney, who discussed the current refugee crisis in Europe. However, at one point in the press conference, Clooney was visibly […]

Berlinale: Understanding the festival’s programme and its sections

(From Maverickeye) Brush up on Berlin International Film Festival’s programme that is divided into 9 sections. This article contains brief descriptions of each section comprising the programme for Berlinale 2016: Competition – This section is the heart of the festival and it brings glamour to Berlin with international stars, renowned directors and brilliant talents strolling […]

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