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  1. Business - China Business

    Alibaba cuts deal to stream Lionsgate movie, television content in China

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Alibaba in deal to tap Lionsgate content Alibaba and US-based entertainment company Lionsgate announced plans yesterday for a movie and television ... which includes the television series Mad Men and the movie franchise The Hunger Games, through its set-top boxes with an expected launch next month, the companies said in a statement. It did ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Big Lau's Macau land fiasco is the movie that never got made

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:22am by Shirley Yam

    ... land fiasco is the movie that never got made Joseph Lau Luen-hung will not be going to jail in Macau even though he has been convicted there of bribery on a massive scale. Yet to describe him ... onto YouTube, Lau said he wanted to make a movie in which a guy named Big Lau (which happens to be Lau's nickname) was charged in May. "In June, someone told Big Lau: 'If you ...

  3. Business - China Business

    China's cinemas look to smaller cities for next phase of growth

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Sophie Yu

    ... on the mainland every day. "Cinemas have the flexibility of arranging bestseller movies to have the most screening sessions," he said. "It is a good cash business. Even if you are dissatisfied with the movie you watched, you can't claim your money back." However, mainland film critic Raymond Zhou said he believed the golden age of cinema investment on the mainland ...

  4. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    China's Hony ready to make more overseas deals after Pizza Express buy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:27am by Ray Chan

    ... Zhao, who started his career in the movie business, said such deals gave the firm more financial flexibility by allowing it to pay lenders with bonds instead of cash. Sources said Hony, ...

  5. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun bolsters China's film world clout with deal to buy into Studio 8

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Sophie Yu

    ... Media and movie producer and distributor Bona Film. Zhang Jiangang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said he believed the investments were primarily business decisions ... year," he said. Fosun said it would exercise "significant influence" over the distribution of movies produced by Studio 8 on the mainland and in Hong Kong. "There will be more ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon jumps into smartphone market

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... ecosystem of devices so that when a consumer is watching a movie using the company's set-top box, the phone can pull up the actors and other information about what is being viewed through the IMDB service that the retailer owns. The smartphone gives Amazon a way to feature its online store and digital services for games, mobile applications, movies and music on the computing device ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Snoopy lures funds into branding firm

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... reported quarterly results in April. Should the Peanuts movie prove to be a hit, it could help Iconix double its revenues, which hit US$433 million last year, Cole said. The company declined ... share to 72 US cents, a 33 per cent increase from the same time last year. There is no telling how well the film will be received, of course. For every hit like The Lego Movie, which has brought ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Peter Guy

    ... not going to take it any more" moment drawn from the Oscar-winning movie Network. In the movie Howard Beale, a TV anchor, exhorts American viewers to overcome their collective malaise and sense ...

  9. Business - Comment - ETIQUETTE

    The lesson from Dov Charney: rudeness in business never pays

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:28am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Politeness costs little yet it pays dividends in the long run by way of profits and business stability Those nasty bosses may be in for a rude awakening I bet you have come across a really nasty boss who thinks that the louder he shouts (it's usually a he) the more he'll be listened to and who believes that politeness is for wimps. The movie mogul Sam ...

  10. Business - Companies - BRANDS

    South Korean TV dramas exploit success to push products across Asia

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by AFP

    ... female movie star and a 400-year-old alien disguised as a human. The SBS television show was a huge hit, especially in China where it triggered a craze for Korean-style fried chicken and beer, ...




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