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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 […]

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 […]

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival Has Officially Begun

(From Maverickeye) Berlin characterizes diverse cultural scene, film lovers, and a critical public. This year, the city welcomes artists from around the world for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This glamorous cultural event is set to run from the 11th to the 21st of February, 2016. It opens with “Hail Caesar!” the movie […]

Post-Christmas Feeding Program in Guadalupe, Cebu

My team in Cebu City, Philippines has successfully organized another feeding event for around 400 children in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu last December 26, 2015. We have always been partners with Rise Above Foundation in providing food and aid to the less fortunate for 2 years now, and last month’s event was an extra special feeding program for […]

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