’Concrete Utopia’ dominates Korea’s Grand Bell Awards

The Grand Bell of Korea is ringing

South Korea’s Oscar contender „Concrete Utopia” was named best film at the country’s annual festival on Wednesday. Grand Bell Awards. It also won Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Art Direction, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. A disaster film set in devastated Seoul, it was an unusual Academy Awards pick, but received high praise from critics. Variety This week the film said it felt „earthquake” and „Lord of the Flies” had passed.

However, the Grand Bell won the Best Director award Ryo Seung-wan „For smugglers,” when Ahn Tae-jin He won the Best New Director award for „The Night Owl”.

In the other half of the event, Disney+’s „moving” Named Best Series, Earned Han Hyo-joo Award for Best Actress in a Serial to Launch.

The Grand Bell Awards, Daejong Film Awards, is organized by the Motion Pictures Association of Korea.

Synesia Honors

The Sinacea The conference will be held in Bangkok from 4-7 December Benny SuhrmanFounder and CEO of an Indonesian theater chain Cinema XXI, in its list of awardees. He will receive the CineAsia Icon Award. As of September, Cinema XXI operated 1,250 screens in 232 cinema locations in 56 cities across Indonesia.

He joins other honorees including Eugene Yang Paramount Pictures International as Distributor of the Year, Siddharth Roy Kapur Asia-Pacific Copyright Academic of the Year, Javier SotomayoCinepolis’ R, Wanda Cinemas and Huanxi Medias won CineAsia Showmanship Award as Exhibitor of the Year Zhang YimouDirected „Full River Red” as ComScore APAC Box Office Record Winner

Geo Kids

Indian streaming giant Geocinema It released a major move in the children’s entertainment industry. For starters, the new category has around 3,000 hours of content aimed at age groups ranging from toddlers to teenagers. It follows content distribution agreements with included suppliers Cartoon Network Studios, DreamWorks, EOne, The Pokémon Company And Animagard As well as sister company Viacom 18.
Shows include „Motu Patlu,” „Shiva,” „Rudra,” „Shikoo Aur Poonti,” „Binaki and Booth Bandhus,” „Sammy & Raj’s Twisted Timelines,” „Kanha – Morbank Samrat,” „Harry Potter,” „Transformers, ” “HBO Storybook Musical,” “The Looney Tunes Show,” “Super Mario Bros,” “Justice League War World,” “Garfield,” “Tin Tin,” “Trollstopia,” “Zig & Shark,” “Peppa Pig” and movies including “Pokémon” and “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar,” “Teen Titans Go,” “Polar Express,” “Lego Ninjago,” “The Flintstones” and “Boss Baby.”

Hong Kong music

Universal Music Greater China (UMGC) has appointed a respected Recreation Department Administrator Gary Chan, MD of Universal Music Hong Kong and Senior VP of UMGC, effective immediately. He will be based in Hong Kong and report directly Timothy Chu, President and CEO of UMGC. He joins UMGC from Media Asia Group Holdings, where he served as Managing Director for 15 years, managing operations across Asia and managing a portfolio of over fifty renowned artists including Andy Lau, Sammy Cheng, Leon Lai and Miriam Yeung.

He also helped develop breakthrough skills including Khalil Fong, Fiona SidEndy Chow, Pakho Chau, Shine, and the deep collaboration between Hong Kong and Taiwan to successfully produce acts like Eric Moo, Cheung Yu and Jeff Cheung.

Northern Ireland Commissions

The BBC Hot House has commissioned five new unscripted programs as part of the initiative Northern Ireland screen. The programs, which are co-produced by BBC Factual and BBC Northern Ireland, will be broadcast on BBC Network and BBC NI television to viewers across Northern Ireland and the UK.

Five successful indies Under the Radar, Double Band Films, Stellify Media, Alligates Films And Walk On Air Pictures. This includes a 15-part series for BBC Daytime featuring „MasterChef’s”. Anna HawkeA six-part series about competing to become an art dealer, single documentaries exploring motorcycle racing and the first holy meetings, and an entertaining 'reality game show’ pilot.

Each of these independent production companies was awarded £50,000 ($62,000) in development funding from the BBC. They were then able to apply for match-funding from the Northern Ireland Screen. They were further invited to present their network television proposals at the end of a five-month development period for consideration by the Network Commission.

First film financing

The Hong Kong Film Promotion Council It reports a huge jump in the number of applications for its first feature film initiative. 13 from the higher education sector and 58 from the professional group. This was a total of 49 when the funds were available last time. FFFI identifies new talent through a competition in screenplay and production proposals. The maximum sponsorship for each winning production team of higher education and professionals is $5 million ($640,000) and $8 million ($1.03 million), respectively. The Film Development Fund provides funding to the winning teams to implement their film proposals and produce their first commercial films.

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