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  • #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 ...

  • Cannes Fashions Bling Ring Louis Vuitton Great Gatsby Prada: The fashionistas have invaded the Croisette. The

    Cannes Fashions: Bling Ring Louis Vuitton Gatsby Prada Partnerships

    variety.com 16 May '13, 6pm

    Some examples: Gucci, since Frida Giannini took over as creative director in 2006, has donated more than $2 million to Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and sponsors film scolarships at NYU and finishing grants at the Tribeca Film Institute. Prada finances shorts by name directors lik...

  • Singapore Gov’t Buys Stake in India’s Eros | Variety

    variety.com 28 Nov '13, 11pm

    HONG KONG – Fullerton, an investment fund controlled by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, has bought a 7.4% stake in leading Bollywood film distributor Eros International . The stake was acquired after Eros International this month completed the transfer of its prima...

  • ‘Snowpiercer’ Backer Spackman Seeks Singapore IPO: HONG KONG — Canadian-backed Korean film investor Spackman E...

    “Snowpiercer’ investor Spackman prepares share flotation | Variety

    variety.com 04 Aug '13, 11pm

    HONG KONG — Canadian-backed Korean film investor Spackman Entertainment Group is to seek a stock-market listing in Singapore. The company has appointed Singapore investment firm PrimePartners Corporate Finance as advisor in the run up to the flotation on Singapore’s Catalist sponsor-s...