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  • Rolling Stone Sells 49% Stake to Singapore Businessman

    Rolling Stone Sells 49% Stake to Singapore Businessman

    variety.com 26 Sep '16, 9am

    In a bid to rejuvenate itself in the digital era, the once iconic, pop culture magazine Rolling Stone has sold a 49% stake to a Singapore-based startup company, BandLab. The deal was announced over the weekend by Wenner Media , Rolling Stone ’s parent company. Valuation and terms of t...

  • Dain Said's 'Interchange' to Open Singapore Film Festival - Variety

    Singapore Festival: Dain Said’s ‘Interchange’ Set as Opening Film | Variety

    variety.com 21 Sep '16, 3am

    “Interchange ,” a noir fantasy thriller by Malaysia’s Dain Iskandar Said , will be the opening film of the Singapore International Film Festival . The film premiered last month in Locarno and traveled to Toronto. The Singapore screening on Nov. 23 will be its premiere in Asia. The SGI...

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    Oscars: Singapore Appoints ‘Apprentice’ for Foreign-Language Award Run | Variety

    variety.com 15 Sep '16, 8am

    Boo Junfeng ’s “Apprentice ” has been selected as Singapore ’s contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards competition. The film, about a young man who is asked to perhaps take over as the country’s state executioner, had its world premiere at the Cannes film festival May this y...

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    Taiwan’s Catchplay Launches OTT Movie Service in Singapore |

    variety.com 16 Aug '16, 6am

    “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “Spotlight” are among the recent Hollywood titles on the menu as Taiwanese distributor Catchplay rolls out its on-demand video service in Singapore . The on-demand service was previously launched in Taiwan...

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    ‘Train’ Runs to Korean Record at Singapore Box Office | Variety

    variety.com 08 Aug '16, 12pm

    “Train to Busan ,” which is the fastest driving film of the year in Korea , this week achieved the box office opening record for a Korean film in Singapore . The zombie horror film, distributed by Clover Films and Golden Village, scored US$453,00 (S$611,000) putting it second in the c...

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    Singapore’s Aurora Media Sets up Content Fund |

    variety.com 30 Aug '16, 9am

    Singapore ’s Aurora Media Holdings has set up Aurora Media Capital as a $30 million investment fund. The fund’s mandate is to “provide financing solutions to content producers through equity involvement, bridge loans, and tailoring specific financing and consulting packages for projec...

  • Singapore Relaxes Censorship for OTT Platforms

    Singapore Relaxes Censorship for OTT Platforms

    variety.com 20 Jul '16, 12pm

    Singapore ’s Media Development Authority has relaxed its rules to allow ‘R21’ rated TV series such as “Game of Thrones” and movies such as “Pulp Fiction” or “Fifty Shades of Grey ” to be shown on online streaming services. Such content must, however, be kept behind parental locks that...

  • Singapore, Switzerland Seize Art, Property in U.S. Lawsuit Against 1MDB

    variety.com 21 Jul '16, 1pm

    Authorities in Asia and Europe moved Thursday against assets — including artworks and real estate — wanted by the U.S. in connection with its lawsuits against 1MDB , the Malaysian state fund linked to the producer of “The Wolf of Wall Street .” Singapore’s Attorney General’s office sa...

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