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September 10, 2018

Ivanhoe Finds Partners for Slate of Films From Indonesia

"Crazy Rich Asians" producer Ivanhoe Pictures has teamed with three local production companies to deliver a slate of Indonesian movies. The initial slate of three movies is built around the prolific and versatile director Joko Anwar ("Satan's Slaves,... Read More
September 05, 2018

'Cities Of Last Things' Trailer Released

Here's the first-look trailer from intriguing Toronto Film Festival entry Cities Of Last Things. From director Ho Wi Ding, the sci-fi-fi drama is told in reverse-chronological order, revealing one man's fraught inner world and the circumstances that ... Read More
August 28, 2018

SK Global Names Xian Li As SVP Production

SK Global and its Ivanhoe Pictures, fresh off co-producing and co-financing Warner Bros' Crazy Rich Asians, has hired Xian Li as SVP Production. She had been Director, Development and Production at local-language producer Fox International Production... Read More
August 27, 2018

Ivanhoe To Re-Make Colombian Thriller 'The Hidden Face' With Korea's Next Entertainment World

Crazy Rich Asians producer Ivanhoe Pictures is teaming with South Korean studio Next Entertainment World (NEW) to produce a Korean-language remake of Colombian psychological thriller The Hidden Face. Ivanhoe President and CEO John Penotti made the an... Read More
August 24, 2018

Wild Bunch boards TIFF-bound Ivanhoe title 'Cities Of Last Things'

Wild Bunch has acquired world sales rights to Taiwan-based director Wi Ding Ho's drama Cities Of Last Things ahead of its premiere in Toronto's Platform section next month. Read More
August 23, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Michelle Yeoh Signs Overall Deal With SK Global

Fresh off her success as the all-powerful matriarch in Crazy Rich Asians, actress Michelle Yeoh and her yet-to-be-named production company have entered an overall agreement with SK Global Entertainment and its international and domestic labels, Ivanh... Read More
August 21, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel In Development At Warner Bros.

To the surprise of no one, Warner Bros. is already developing a sequel to last weekend's box office hit Crazy Rich Asians. The writing will begin soon, Deadline confirmed, with screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simps... Read More
August 20, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' Tops Box Office with $35M Opening Weekend

10 Reasons Its $35M Weekend Is A Major Triumph Read More
August 15, 2018

How the boutique company behind 'Crazy Rich Asians' is pioneering a new model

A decade ago, a movie producer named John Penotti was feeling low. He had just nearly lost his shirt on a series of independent productions that he made during flush times only to find the 2008 financial crisis had claimed many of the distributors wh... Read More
August 06, 2018

'Cities of Last Things' to Premiere at 2018 Toronto Film Fest

'Cities of Last Things,' written and directed by Wi Ding Ho and produced by Ivanhoe's Winnie Lau, will have its World Premiere in the Platform Program of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Ivanhoe's John Penotti and Michael Hogan are Execu... Read More
August 06, 2018

New 'Ghoul' Trailer Released

All episodes streaming August 24, only on Netflix Read More
August 01, 2018

Behind the Scenes of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The new film's creators turned down a "gigantic payday" at Netflix to ensure the first Asian-American-focused studio movie in 25 years would be seen in theaters and, if all goes well, reshape the Hollywood landscape: "The biggest stage with the bigge... Read More
July 09, 2018

Netflix Dates 'Ghoul'; Indian Horror Original From Blumhouse, Phantom & Ivanhoe

Hot on the heels of its first Indian original, Sacred Games, Netflix has set an August 24 release date for Ghoul, its first venture into the horror genre in India. Ghoul is a reteam for Netflix and Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films along with Ivanhoe an... Read More
May 02, 2018

Ivanhoe Pictures, Pacific Horizon Pictures to partner on Vietnam slate

Ivanhoe Pictures and Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City-based Pacific Horizon Pictures have struck a deal to co-finance and co-produce a slate of local-language films in Vietnam. Read More
April 23, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' Trailer: First Extended Look At Adaptation Of Kevin Kwan's Novel

We're getting the first extended look at Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel directed by John M. Chu. The romantic comedy is based on the first book in a trilogy centered on a U.S.-born Chinese economics professor and boyfriend... Read More
April 18, 2018

Ivanhoe Pictures, Lucia Films team up on Mexico-set drama 'The Box'

Los Angeles-based Ivanhoe Pictures has partnered with Mexico City-based Lucia Films to finance and produce drama The Box (La Caja), the second film from Venice Golden Lion winner Lorenzo Vigas. Read More
March 30, 2018

US-based Ivanhoe Pictures' to produce Jahnu Barua's first international film

Los Angeles-based Ivanhoe Pictures' global executive vice president Kilian Kerwin who is co-producing Jahnu Barua's maiden international project 'Unread Pages' said that he wants the film to compete with the best films across the globe. Kerwin, wh... Read More
February 22, 2018

Netflix Unveils Three New Indian Originals

The latest additions expand the streamer's India slate ahead of the launch of its first local original 'Sacred Games.' Read More
January 31, 2018

Ivanhoe Pictures Boards India-Set Film 'Unread Pages'

Ivanhoe Pictures, the Los Angeles-based division of SK Global Entertainment, has come on to co-produce Unread Pages, being billed as the first India-U.S co-production to be filmed in a non-Hindi language. Read More
October 31, 2017

'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. The pic is based on the first book in a... Read More
October 09, 2017

Winnie Lau joins Ivanhoe Pictures

Winnie Lau has joined SK Global's international division Ivanhoe Pictures as head of Asia production and distribution. Read More
September 14, 2017

'The Big Short's' Charles Randolph and Rupert Wyatt Team for Sci-Fi Thriller Series

Gaumont and Ivanhoe Pictures will co-produce 'Red Rush.' Read More
August 22, 2017

Ivanhoe acquires remake rights to Malaysian horror 'Upside Down'

Ivanhoe Pictures has reached an agreement with Malaysia's 42nd Pictures for remake rights to the company's upcoming horror thriller UPSIDE DOWN (Terbalik). Scripted by 42nd Pictures co-founder Yasu Tanaka, the film tells the story of an actor wh... Read More
August 02, 2017

NBA Exile Stephon Marbury on His China Success: "It's Beyond High Honors"

The former NBA player, who's moving on to movie stardom, became the first Western celebrity to receive a green card, making him a permanent Chinese resident. Read More
June 22, 2017

Stephon Marbury Stars as Himself in Chinese Hoops Biopic

The trailer begins with a basketball player in an empty locker room, head bowed in concentration. Portentous trailer music swells. That's followed by exciting basketball footage, including an on-court scuffle. The star is shown to run the gamut of em... Read More
June 12, 2017

Ivanhoe Capital Corporation

Ivanhoe Capital welcomes support for a new era of cooperation with China's state-owned enterprises on 'green-development' initiatives in mining, energy storage and new-age strategic metals Read More
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