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BBC with Reliance, Terranoa’s Green in Japan, Chinese docs in Nantes, new award for Lixin Fan …

New doc portray of AUNG SAN SUU KYI at CPH:DOX (14/11/2010)

The personal portrait of the oppostion leader and Peace Nobel Prize winner has just premiered successfully at CPH:DOX and will be ready for international distribution within a few weeks: AUNG SAN SUU KYI – LADY OF NO FEAR

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National Geographic launches new channels in Australia (8/11/2010)

National Geographic Channel launched three new channels in Australia including Nat Geo Wild HD, National Geographic Channel +2 and Nat Geo Adventure +2.

Nantes (“3 Continents” Festival) goes Chinese (8/11/2010)

4 documentaries from China are among the special selection “Aspects of Chinese Independent Cinema”: baclofen buy online, Zoloft withoutprescription. “Family Phobia”; dir: Hu Xinyu [China, 2009];”The Last Lumberjacks” ; dir: Yu Guangyi [China, 2006]; “Man with No Name”; dir: Wang Bing [China, 2009]; “We”; dir: Huang Wenhai [China, 2008]

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ai???Last Train Homeai??? Leads 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Doc Awards (4/11/2010)

ai???Last Train Homeai??? leads 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Doc Awards. Lixin Fanai??i??s ai???Last Train Homeai??? led the nominations for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors, which were announced today at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK by filmmakers Havana Marking (ai???Afghan Starai???), Kim Longinotto (ai???Pink Sarisai???) and Cinema Eye Co-chair AJ Schnack (ai???Conventionai???). Recognizing excellence in artistic achievements in nonfiction filmmaking, Cinema Eye Honors hands out awards in eleven categories.


Terranoa Locks In New Deals for Green (3/11/2010)

Terranoa’s Green, which won the Golden Panda and the Natural History Museum Environment Award at the Wildscreen Film Festival, has been sold into a number of territories, including Japan and Canada.

Taiwan documentary proposal wins co-production grant (2/11/2010)

A proposal for a documentary film to capture the uniqueness of the bridal photography business in Taiwan and mainland China was named winner of a co-production competition in Taipei Nov. 1.

ai???Double Happiness Limited,ai??? a documentary initiative by Taiwan-based director Shen Ko-shang, beat out more than 100 other proposals from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to snatch the first prize of NT$300,000 (US$9,836) at the first CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum…

BBC resurrects Dinosaurs in 3D (2/11/2010)

The BBC has teamed up with North American studio Evergreen Films and India’s Reliance Big Entertainment for the corporation’s first 3D documentary project – a US$65m take on Walking with Dinosaurs. The deal, involving BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) and its natural history brand BBC Earth, covers three feature-length documentaries, all of which will be distributed by Reliance subsidiary IM Global.

The lure of the silver screen looms ever larger (1/11/2010)

According to the China Film Producers Association (CFPA), takings hit 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) for the first nine months of this year and are set to reach more than 10 billion yuan for the whole year, a 60 percent increase compared with 2009. CFPA also predicted that Chinese receipts will reach 40 billion yuan by 2015, putting the country second only to the United States.

China Daily

Broadcast industry CEOs optimistic about industry’s future (1/11/2010)

The results of a new CASBAA CEO Survey, released at the Convention 2010, reveal growing optimism within the Asia Pacific pay-TV industry, as well as the increasing impact of technological change. Conducted by research specialists Synovate, the survey of 100 CEOs shows that 84 percent plan to expand their businesses “within and beyond” their current markets. HDTV and IPTV services are expected to experience the most growth in the next 12 months – spurred on by mobile entertainment and online video.

Pay-TV now taking ‘lion’s share’ of high networth audiences (1/11/2010)

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) announced that pay-TV in Asia has reached the tipping point of 50 percent penetration of all Asian TV homes. This development opens the door to massive growth in ad revenues over the next five years. According to Asia Pacific pay-TV industry research carried out by CASBAA, pay-TV services now connect with almost 363 million homes in Asia, surpassing North America where pay-TV reaches 121 million.

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