DAILY BRIEF: Sep 13, 2017


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    Wanda Boss Dashes Travel Ban Rumors With Trip to Hong Kong

    Wang Jianlin met with the city's former CEO Tung Chee-hwa, appearing to refute recent rumors that Beijing authorities had barred him from leaving the Chinese mainland. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Disney Splits Asia Regional Management in Two

    Disney has given its operations in Asia a major revamp. At Walt Disney International it is merging its operations in Japan, South Korea and Greater China into a new regional hub covering North Asia. Variety

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    Wong Kar-Wai is in the Mood to Direct Crime Drama Series ‘The Tong Wars’ for Amazon

    Wong Kar-Wai has made an indelible mark on the cinema, helming foreign film classics like In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express. But even for a well-regarded director like Wong, the grass is starting to look a little greener on the TV side. And not only TV, but TV streaming. /Film

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    Justin Lin To Direct Movie On Docu ‘Abacus: Small Enough To Jail’ About Chinatown Bank Charged In 2008 Mortgage Crisis

    Justin Lin will develop to direct a film based on the 2016 Toronto Film Festival documentary Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, about how a Chinatown bank run by a Chinese immigrant family. Deadline

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    Chinese Robotics Artist Makes Real-Life ‘Transformers’

    In the suburbs of China’s capital, a 32-year-old engineer creates the kind of larger-than-life, shape-shifting robots that most have only seen in “Transformers” movies. The Daily Star