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  • ‘To Singapore With Love’ Banned in Its Home Country via @Variety

    ‘To Singapore With Love’ Banned in Its Home Country | Variety

    variety.com 11 Sep '14, 12am

    Singapore has banned the film “To Singapore With Love ,” by director Tan Pin Pin , from receiving any kind of screening in Singapore. The Media Development Authority said that it had classified the film as Not Allowed for All Ratings (NAR), for giving a distorted view of history. The ...

  • Eric Khoo and Nansun Shi Get ‘In The Room’ for Singapore Sex Drama @Varietyさんから

    Eric Khoo and Nansun Shi Get ‘In The Room’ for Singapore Sex Drama | Variety

    variety.com 03 Sep '14, 7am

    HONG KONG – Production has got under way on “In The Room ,” a high concept erotic drama being directed by Singapore ’s Eric Khoo (“My Magic,” “Tatsumi”). The film is also intended to chronicle Singapore’s history since independence. And the action takes place in a single hotel room wi...

  • Singapore’s ‘1965’ To Shoot From November

    Singapore’s ‘1965’ To Shoot From November | Variety

    variety.com 03 Sep '14, 2pm

    Production is finally set to go ahead on the long gestating historical action film “1965.” The film recounts some of the dramatic activities nearly 50 years ago as Singapore and Malaysia achieved independence from colonial Britain. Production is by Daniel Yun , former head of state ow...

  • #Equals will shoot from August 4 to 28 in Japan & then move to Singapore for another 3 weeks."

    Kristen Stewart Talks up Real Feelings in ‘Equals’ Emotion-Free Utopia | Variety

    variety.com 02 Aug '14, 8am

    TOKYO – “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart denied any romantic attachment with “X-Men” hunk Nicholas Hoult, as the two appeared in Tokyo ahead of production on indie sci-fi drama “Equals.” Hot indie director Drake Doremus (“Breathe In”) and producers Michael Pruss and Ann Ruark were also...

  • Singapore Festival to Launch Script Development Lab

    Singapore Festival to Launch Script Development Lab

    variety.com 15 Jul '14, 8am

    HONG KONG – The revived Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF ), set to take place in December, will contain a script development workshop. The Southeast Asian Film Lab is a seven day writing workshop (Dec 8-14, 2014) aimed at screenwriters and writer-directors, age 18-35 from ...

  • Singapore’s Zingshot to Play ‘Mahjong’ With Hong Kong Stars

    Singapore’s Zingshot to Play ‘Mahjong’ With Hong Kong Stars | Variety

    variety.com 01 Aug '14, 1am

    HONG KONG – A mixed cast of Hong Kong and Singapore stars will play off against each other in “King of Mahjong,” a comedy which is now in production. The mahjong comedy is a staple of the Hong Kong film industry, but is new to Singapore. The story focuses on two rival mahjong players,...

  • Singapore Picks ‘Ilo Ilo’ as Oscar Chance | Variety

    variety.com 02 Sep '13, 7pm

    Singapore has selected first time feature “Ilo Ilo” as its contender in the foreign-language Oscar category. Get Academy Awards News and alerts free to your inbox The film, directed by Anthony Chen , was the unanimous winner of the Camera d’Or prize for best debut feature at Cannes in...

  • Extra-Marital Dating Site Told Not To Swing Into Singapore

    variety.com 10 Nov '13, 1am

    Singapore ’s Media Development Authority has banned extra-marital dating website Ashley Madison . It said that its content is objectionable. The Canadian-owned site, which promotes itself with the tagline “Life is short, have an affair,” was established by Avid Life Media in 2001. It ...

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