iQiyi International Unveils First Philippines Series, More Korean Originals
Following a recent pact with Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN, streaming platform iQiyi International has revealed its first Filipino original series. At Busan’s Asian Contents & Film Market it is also launching four originals from South Korea, and others from Thailand and Malaysia. iQiyi’s Malay content includes “Gerak Khas Undercover,” a police procedural action series, and “Cukup Derita Itu Part 2,” a drama about non-identical twins. Availability begins later this year. Read more Variety
Connecting the World Through Film: Why is China Making Headway?
After the production of China’s first film “Dingjun Mountain” in the early 1900s, the Chinese film industry, in spite of its chequered history, has grown from strength to strength. Today, China is home to the world’s largest film market; the country’s box office revenue exceeds that of North America, which used to be the world’s largest film market. Read more CGTN