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  • Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties

    Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong's annual film production has dropped from more than 300 movies 25 years ago to less than 50 in 2013, the...
  • Egypt Film Censorship Spat Sparks National Controversy

    Controversy is mounting over film censorship in Egypt where the military-backed government has pulled steamy pic "Halawet Rooh," Arabic for "Sweetness of Spirit," from movie theatres, overruling the head of the country's censorship board who resigned in...
  • Reel China: Director John Woo to lead Beijing film festival jury

    Reel China: Director John Woo to lead Beijing film festival jury
    BEIJING -- Director-producer John Woo will head up the jury at the fourth annual Beijing International Film Festival, which kicks off April 16, organizers said. Woo, 67, is the Hong Kong helmer of films including "Mission: Impossible II," "A Better...
  • China Accused of Exporting Media Censorship Across Asia

    HONG KONG -- U.S. foreign secretary John Kerry sat down Saturday with a group of Chinese bloggers and promised to press the Chinese government to loosen its controls of the internet. His visit came at a time when China and other Asian governments stand...
  • China Film Business Struggles With Asia Collaborations Despite Box Office Boom

    While the explosive growth of China's film industry -- its box office hit $3.57 billion in 2013 -- is attracting the attention of its Asian neighbors, challenges including censorship, as well as cultural and social mores, have so far prevented a unified...
  • 'Nymphomaniac' Latest Pawn in Turkey's Battle Over Censorship

    When Serra Ciliv appeared before a packed house at the Fitas Cinema to announce that for the first time in its 13-year history the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival would be accepting latecomers to a screening, she had good reason to rewrite the...
  • LinkedIn makes major play for China

    LinkedIn makes major play for China
    SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn is launching a Chinese language website to expand its presence in China, which boasts the world's largest Internet population. The Mountain View, Calif., company is hoping the website, which uses simplified Chinese characters,...
  • Does 'Wolf of Wall Street' Glorify Criminals? No.

    With the debate raging over whether Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" celebrates the excesses it portrays or makes a moral case against them, Variety's Whitney Friedlander and David S. Cohen square off over the picture. Read Whitney Friedlander'...
  • Egypt's Luxor Fest Kicks Off With 'Excuse My French' And No 'The Square' In Sight

    ROME - Despite ongoing turbulence in Egypt, the Luxor Egyptian and European Festival kicked off its second edition on Sunday with the world preem of helmer Amr Salama's potentially button-pushing black comedy "Excuse My French" and the notable absence...
  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
  • Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'

     Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'
    It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the...