DAILY BRIEF: Nov 1, 2017


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    AFM: STX Sells ‘All the Money in the World’ to China’s HiShow

    STX Intl., the sales arm of budding studio STX Entertainment, has struck a deal that sees HiShow Entertainment set as the exclusive rights holder and China distributor of its Kevin Spacey-starring John Paul Getty kidnap drama “All the Money in the World.” Variety

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    Tang Media Partners Rebrands as Global Road Entertainment

    Tang Media Partners has rebranded as Global Road Entertainment. The content studio encompasses Open Road Films, IM Global and IM Global Television, and has the goal of creating an integrated space to develop, finance, produce, market, broker sales of third-party films and distribute movies and television in both the U.S. and China. The Hollywood Reporter

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    'Thor: Ragnarok' China Presales Are Running Soft With Just 3 Days Left Until Debut

    Just before local Chinese blockbuster The Mermaid debuted in movie theaters at Chinese New Year in 2016, it had already banked RMB 100 million, or USD 15.3 million, in ticket presales for its opening day. But the presales for the new comic book hero movie are running so far short of that number. Forbes

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    Step into the Magical, Mind-bending World of Hong Kong Horror Movies

    Japanese horror movies have had a profound impact on their Western counterparts, permanently changing the grammar of what global audiences find frightening. Hong Kong horror, meanwhile, has remained a relatively niche interest, even as Hong Kong action cinema has reshaped the way the world films violence. AV Club

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    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Stakes Out Mid-August Date

    Warner Bros. already had August 17 on reserve for a comedy, and the studio announced today that it is designating that date for the release of the feature adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel Crazy Rich Asians. Deadline