How to thrive as a mid-life woman in the creative industries

When Jane Evans packed up and returned to the UK in 2013, she was not expecting the impact it would have on her life and career. Having spent nearly 30 years in the advertising industry in Australia, she had been regional director of J Walter Thompson in south-east Asia and had run her own agency. At first she took a couple of years out: “I returned to the UK and…

Controversial or necessary for Pakistani cinema?

A still from “Blue”, a new film by Danial K. Afzal. — Photo provided by author In 2007, when Shoaib Mansoor’s “Khuda Kay Liye” hit the silver screens, we were told that a new era had begun. For some it was a revolution. For others, a revival. For a few, a mere blind home run. Unfortunately, the history of Pakistan’s cinema has been more about controversies and less about art…

Lankan PM launches Pak-Lankan documentary on Gandhara civilization

Colombo, November 16 (newsin.asia): A documentary on the Gandhara civilization in Pakistan, jointly produced by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, was launched by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa here on Tuesday. Titled  “Gandhara” the documentary is jointly produced by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and Siddhivinayak Cine Arts (Private) Limited of Sri Lanka with the support of and in coordination with, the Sri Lankan Ministry of…

Falcom Plans to Develop on Switch, New Kiseki Trails Game in 2022

Nihon Falcom published on November 11 its latest financials, for its September 2020 to September 2021 fiscal year, revealing in the process a foray into Nintendo Switch development, and how it will release the next Kiseki / Trails game by the end of September 2022. What’s the latest Kiseki (Trails) game in Japan? The latest game in the long-running JRPG Trails / Kiseki series is The Legend of Heroes: Kuro…

Happy Birthday Lee Dong Wook: 4 Times this talented & versatile actor proved he can ace every genre

Happy Birthday, Lee Dong Wook! This handsome and talented actor turns 40 years old today (41 years in Korean age). Lee Dong Wook is an actor, host, model and entertainer and made his acting debut in 1999 in an MBC single-episode drama after winning the grand prize in the V-NESS model contest the same year. However, it was his role in the romantic-comedy drama.  ‘My Girl’ which catapulted him to…

The Sopranos prequel movie gets HBO Go release date

The Many Saints Of Newark, the highly anticipated feature film prequel to David Chase’s groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos, will be released in Asia on HBO Go from 11 November next week, having premiered in theatres overseas as well as on HBO Max last week.  The Many Saints Of Newark will only stream on HBO Go but will not be available on the HBO TV channel. The movie…

Dave Chappelle has written a transgender screenplay

Dave Chappelle has written a transgender screenplay set in the Philippines And it’s pretty damn good So what’s the Netflix fuss about? The script, written in 2016 and submitted to several Manila filmmakers including GMA and Criselda T. Navarro from ABS-CBN. A source inside a third network said off the record that the script is GBTQ friendly but producers in their organization simply didn’t want to offend the Catholic church.…

National Awards 2021: Winners list

The National Film Awards took place on 25th October, with many well-known attending in person to pick up their award. Kangana Ranaut bagged the best actress gong for her films ‘Panga’ and ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. Apart from this, ‘Chhichhore’ got the best film awards – director Nitesh Tiwari missed Sushant Singh Rajput on receiving the award. View the full list below: FEATURE FILMS:Best Feature Film: Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham…

3 Indian films among nominees for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Payal Kapadia’s Cannes award winner ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s powerful ‘Writing With Fire’ and PS Vinothraj’s debut Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) have received top nominations at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Australia. While Kapadia’s film has received the Best Feature Film nomination, ‘Writing With Fire’ has received the Best Documentary Feature nomination. On the other hand, ‘Koozhangal’ has received…

3 Indian films among nominees for Asia Pacific Film Awards

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Payal Kapadia’s Cannes award winner “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s powerful “Writing With Fire” and P S Vinothraj’s debut Tamil film “Koozhangal” (Pebbles) have received top nominations at the 14th Asia Pacific Film Awards to be held in Australia. While Kapadia’s film has received the Best Feature Film nomination, “Writing With Fire” has received the Best Documnetary Feature nomination.…