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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...

  • 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...

  • Film Financier Devesh Chetty Jailed in Singapore

    Film Financier Devesh Chetty Jailed in Singapore

    variety.com 12 Jun '16, 5am

    Film financier Devesh Chetty was Friday ordered to serve 22 weeks in jail in Singapore following three charges of forgery. The crimes occurred in relation to two investments made by the Singapore government’s Media Development Authority and in connection with an attempted takeover bid...

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

    variety.com 22 Jul '16, 3pm

    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...

  • Cannes Facetime: Boo Junfeng and the Singapore New Wave

    variety.com 11 May '16, 5pm

    Claims of Singapore having a filmmaking New Wave put Boo Junfeng — in Cannes ’ Un Certain Regard with “Apprentice” — in the front row, alongside Anthony Chen (“Ilo, Ilo” was in 2013 Directors’ Fortnight) and K. Rajagopal, whose “A Yellow Bird” screens this year in Critics’ Week. All a...

  • Singapore’s mm2 Hitches With BoulderLight for ‘Good Match’ https://t.co/HBYtRIOYKa

    Singapore’s mm2 Hitches With BoulderLight for ‘Good Match’ | Variety

    variety.com 16 May '16, 9am

    Singapore ’s mm2 Entertainment has teamed with J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules’ BoulderLight Pictures to produce “Good Match ,” a high-concept thriller from screenwriter-turned director David Chirchirillo . The film is a contemporary U.S. thriller about a good-looking bachelor who ...

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