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March 28, 2017

'Crazy Rich Asians' Lands Its Male Lead

Henry Golding, who has never starred in a feature film before, will play Nick Young in the adaptation directed by Jon M. Chu. Read More
March 21, 2017

"The Handmaiden" And "The Wailing" Win Big At 11th Asian Film Awards

The 11th Asian Film Awards took place at the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong on March 21, where films, directors, and actors from 12 different countries were honored. South Korea showed a strong showing with several big names from 2016 being nominate... Read More
March 08, 2017

Robert Friedland's Ivanhoe Pictures is making major news in the film and TV world

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE), a Hollywood-based, independent film finance and production company, and Ivanhoe Pictures (IP), a Hong Kong-based, international local-language content company, jointly announced today that the companies have merged ... Read More
March 07, 2017

'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Michelle Yeoh

Jon M. Chu is directing the film about wealthy Chinese families living in Singapore that will star Constance Wu. Read More
February 15, 2017

Constance Wu to Star in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Jon M. Chu is directing the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling book. Read More
January 18, 2017

'The Wailing' named best film by Korean film reporters

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- "The Wailing," a supernatural thriller, was named best film of 2016 by an association of South Korean film journalists Wednesday. Na Hong-jin was chosen best director for the tense drama which features a tranquil rural v... Read More
January 11, 2017

Asian Film Awards: South Korea's 'The Handmaiden' Leads With 6 Nominations

The awards ceremony will return to Hong Kong this year, after being held in Macau for the past three years, to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong. Read More
November 25, 2016

'Inside Men,' 'The Wailing' Top Korea's Blue Dragon Awards

Crime thriller "Inside Men" was named as best picture at South Korea's annual Blue Dragon film awards. Lee Byung-hun also won for his lead role in the film as playing a vengeful political henchman. The awards (a.k.a Cheongryong) shone a spotlight ... Read More
November 07, 2016

Hollywood Local Productions Dominate Nominations for South Korea's Blue Dragon Awards

Fox's 'The Wailing' gets 11 nominations, while Warner Bros.' 'The Age of Shadows' receives seven at the local equivalent of the Oscars. Read More
October 23, 2016

Film Tank, Indigo Film Close Mexican-Italian Co-production on Gaz Alazraki's 'Almost Paradise' at Rome's Mia

Mexico's Film Tank, Ivanhoe Pictures, Fox Intl. Pictures, Imcine also produce the social satire, distributed by Fox in North and Latin America Read More
October 20, 2016

'Crazy Rich Asians' Movie Lands At Warner Bros

Warner Bros has given the greenlight to Crazy Rich Asians, an adaptation of the bestselling book by Kevin Kwan to be produced by Color Force and Ivanhoe Pictures. John M Chu (Now You See Me 2) is set to direct a script by Pete Chiarelli and Adele Lim... Read More
June 27, 2016

Ivanhoe, Sidney Kimmel, Korea's CJ Teaming on Baseball Movie 'Super Fan'

Ivanhoe Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are co-financing and co-producing the baseball movie "Superfan" with Korean financing-production company CJ E&M. Ivanhoe and SKE are participating through their joint venture SK Global. The screen... Read More
June 20, 2016

Ivanhoe Pictures is Financing and Co-producing My Other Home

IVANHOE PICTURES, VIA ITS SK GLOBAL VENTURE WITH SIDNEY KIMMEL ENTERTAINMENT, IS FINANCING AND CO-PRODUCING WITH CHINA'S HAIRUN PICTURES My Other Home, A CHINESE LANGUAGE FILM ABOUT STEPHON MARBURY, FORMER NBA STAR TURNED BEIJING BASKETBALL ICON Read More
June 20, 2016

Stephon Marbury-In-China Pic Getting Assist From SK Global

SK Global, the joint venture between Ivanhoe Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, has joined the team for My Other Home. It will co-finance and co-produce the Chinese-language feature film about NBA star-turned-China hoops star Stephon Marbury, ... Read More
May 17, 2016

Anurag Kashyap's 'Giddy' on US-India genre slate

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films. Read More
May 12, 2016

'The Wailing' tops box office on day one

Director Na Hong-jin's new film "The Wailing" -- also known as "Goksung" in Korean - topped the box office on its opening day Wednesday. The thriller was shown on 891 screens nationwide and garnered over 170,000 moviegoers that day. It beat Americ... Read More
May 05, 2016

'The Wailing' Acquired By Fox International & Well Go USA; 'American Wrestler' Repped By Radiant -- Cannes Briefs

Fox International Productions and Well Go USA have teamed to snag North American rights to The Wailing (Goksung), South Korean helmer Hong-jin Na's thriller that will have its world premiere out of competition at this month's Cannes Film Festival. We... Read More
May 04, 2016

Jon M. Chu in Talks to Direct 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 book centers on a group of Chinese families preparing for a large wedding in Singapore. Read More
September 29, 2015

Showbox, Blumhouse, Ivanhoe in six-film pact

The South Korean powerhouse has entered into a co-production partnership with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures Read More
April 14, 2015

Sidney Kimmel, Ivanhoe Pictures to Jointly Produce Local-Language Films

The new company will target Chinese, Korean and Indian moviegoing audiences. Read More
April 14, 2015

SKE Taps John Penotti As President, Forms Local-Language Venture With Ivanhoe Pictures

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has tapped John Penotti as president to replace Jim Tauber, who retired to practice psychotherapy. And one day after Sony Pictures hired Fox's Sanford Panitch to ramp up slates of local-language films for the international... Read More
November 22, 2014

Star Wars princess a beacon for needy kids as Carrie Fisher visits Hong Kong

She will soon return to cinemas to use the force to battle the dark side - but Hollywood superstar Carrie Fisher took time out to visit Hong Kong and use her star power to bring some light to the lives of Asia's poorest children. The actress, best... Read More
November 06, 2014

Ivanhoe Pictures Scales 'The Walled City' With YA Novel Acquisition: AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Tapping into the lucrative Young Adult arena, has acquired film rights to action-adventure novel ... Read More
November 05, 2014

Jeff Sharp's Story Mining Enters Two-Picture Deal with Asian Fund Ivanhoe (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief 's Story Mining & Supply has pacted with ... Read More
September 03, 2014

Blumhouse, Ivanhoe Strike Genre Film Partnership With India's Phantom

The deal calls for the production of a minimum of ten films over five years. Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief HONG KONG --- Jason Bl... Read More
June 16, 2014

Ivanhoe Commits to China's Wu Tianming Fund

"The average American has no understanding of China," says billionaire founder. Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief - ... Read More
May 20, 2014

CANNES: China's 'Mountain Cry' Wakes Village Roadshow, Hairun

The project won the prize for 'best artistic potential' at Beijing Festival's Pitch & Catch event. Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief " Moun... Read More
May 18, 2014

CANNES: Ivanhoe Pictures Commits to Asian Mega-Slate

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Backed by Singapore-based U.S. financier Robert Friedland and headed by former GreeneStreet presiden... Read More
May 14, 2014

Cannes: Toronto Sensation 'Begin Again' Gets China Deal From Ivanhoe, Galloping Horse Beijing

By MIKE FLEMING JR Ivanhoe Pictures and Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co have acquired the Chinese theatrical and all platform rights for t... Read More
April 05, 2014

Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

Filming of Kevin Kwan's best selling debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is to start in Hong Kong later this year, before moving to Singapore, London and Paris. The book is an entertaining satirical exploration of the lives of the super-rich in Singapore, ... Read More
November 12, 2013

Fox International Productions have closed a four year, multi-picture, co-financing deal

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2013) - Fox International Productions (FIP), a division of 20th Century Fox Film, and Ivanhoe Pictures, the film and television company recently launched by international financier Robert Friedland, producer John Penotti... Read More
October 16, 2013

Ivanhoe Pictures to Finance Kevin Kwan's 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Hollywood, USA -- Ivanhoe Pictures announced today that it has reached agreement to finance and co-produce first-time novelist Kevin Kwan's comedic best seller, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, with producer Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson from Color Force.... Read More
September 08, 2013

Ivanhoe Pictures Launched as a New Finance and Production Company

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA & BEIJING, CHINA -- International financier Robert Friedland, producer John Penotti and Beijing-based media veteran Ray Chen have launched Ivanhoe Pictures, a motion picture and television financing and production company. I... Read More