DAILY BRIEF: Mar 18, 2019


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    Filmart Preview: Streaming Giants, Southeast Asia and Higher-Quality Chinese Content to Dominate Dealmaking

    Asia's preeminent content market finds itself in a moment of flux in its 23rd year, but buyers see much to be optimistic about amidst all of the disruption. The Hollywood Reporter

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    China’s Independent Sales Shingles Adapt in Tough Market

    Chinese films have won a shelf-full of top prizes at major festivals in the past few years. And the country is now making major movies that increasingly top global box office charts – Chinese sci-fi title “The Wandering Earth” is by far the highest- grossing movie in the world so far in 2019, grossing more than $676 million in China alone – but none of that is helping shore up the business of independent Chinese sales agents. Variety

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    Asian Film Awards: ‘Shoplifters’ Named Best Film, Lee Chang-dong Wins Best Director

    Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s martial arts epic ‘Shadow’ top the awards list with four technical wins The Hollywood Reporter

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    ‘Captain Marvel’ Nears $500M Overseas; Lights Up $760M WW – International Box Office

    In China, CM dropped to 2nd place for the weekend, coming in behind Taiwanese entry More Than Blue. She nevertheless already has bragging rights as the 4th biggest MCU release ever behind only Avengers: Infinity War & Age Of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. Deadline

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    Tencent’s Penguin Pictures Amps up Documentary Mission

    Tencent Penguin Pictures Documentary Studio is involved in the acquisition of foreign content and formats, sales of its own content, production and development, and co-productions. It has historically focused on food, wildlife and nature programming, but is soon to begin shooting new documentaries about global youth culture and Chinese history. And it is looking to get into reality survival shows. Variety