New name, logo, and campaign; but same mission statement
One of Australia’s key anti-piracy groups IP Awareness Foundation (IPAF) has changed its name. The group announced “The IP Awareness Foundation, the film and television industries’ peak body for the promotion of copyright, creative rights, piracy research and education resources, has rebranded as ‘Creative Content Australia’.”
As negotiations continue to develop at the FILMART 2016, another delegation joins in and heads to Hong Kong as well. Dubai has attracted increasing numbers of international big budget films including Kung Fu Yoga and Star Trek Beyond over the past year.
A Chinese action thriller titled “The Bittersweet” was acquired by Swen Group International. The Miami-based distributor got multi-territory rights, particularly for Latin America, North America, and most of Europe; and Hong Kong-based Fame Universal will handle sales.
MandarinVision launches its own international sales operations. This week, the Taiwan-based production firm is unleashing 2 comedy films called “Ace of Sales” and “Godspeed” at the FILMART.
On FILMART’s first day, three projects were unveiled by Singaporean production company mm2 Entertainment. The forthcoming titles include a heart-warming drama ‘Take 2’ and two horror features ‘Ghost Net’ and ‘Ibu’.
The Netherlands is just like other countries in the world where downloading music and movies is extremely popular. Downloading pirated music was huge in the country because under the local law, it has long been legal. It wasn’t until 2014 when the Dutch Government’s tolerance towards the online piracy changed when the European Court of Justice ruled it. Then it resulted to quick outlawing of the illegal downloads.
FILMART is back for its 20th edition and remains Asia’s largest entertainment market. Last year’s event attracted over 78 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions, and over 7,100 visitors from more than 50 countries and regions. Participants were either looking to sell/buy or recruit projects to film with.