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10 Stories You Should Know: 11/22/2022
Here are the stories that should be on your radar
Here are the stories that should be on your radar for Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022:
Korea Says China Is No Longer Banning All Its Entertainment Content (Variety)
“A Korean film has been aired recently on a Chinese OTT after the six-year ban,” Kim Eun-hye, senior presidential secretary for press affairs, told reporters on Tuesday. “We hope that this small gesture will lead to big, meaningful progress in the future of the bilateral relations of the two countries since the recent summit.”
Netflix Korea To Participate In Project To Foster Artists, Offer Job Opportunities (Korea Joongang Daily)
Netflix Korea will help foster visual effects (VFX) artists and offer job opportunities as part of an educational program co-hosted by the streaming company and the Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA).
Through the program, Netflix plans to foster over 300 VFX artists for immersive content by 2024 and provide opportunities for job seekers to experience on-site working environments at its affiliate Scanline VFX and partner companies Westworld and VA Mofac.
Bob Bakish’s Paramount Mandate: Global Mindset, “Local Execution” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Paramount wants to increasingly approach its networks, streamers and other assets with a truly global mindset. The conglomerate is working to structure reporting lines within the organization with that in mind — rather than relying on traditional regional clusters — and executives are now sharing additional details of that strategy.
Why Palestine Matters To Netflix (And Why Netflix Matters To Palestinians) (Middle East Eye)
The likelihood is that anyone who has watched a Palestinian movie or documentary before 2022 had likely done so out of an interest in the Palestinian issue. The actual process of finding such films would also have been a laborious struggle outside of academic film screening circles, such as the ones created by the Middle East Institute and Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Fremantle Buys Israeli ‘Shadow Of Truth’ Producer Silvio Productions & Guy Hameiri Becomes Silvio Chair (Deadline)
Fremantle has acquired a majority stake in Israeli producer Silvio Productions and Fremantle-owned Shtisel indie Abot Hameiri’s Guy Hameiri will become Chair.
Sky Adds Linear Channel To Its Sky Kids Portfolio, Commissions Originals (Digital TV Europe)
From February, Sky is launching a 24-hour ad-free Sky Kids channel which it says will be “packed with a standout slate of Sky Originals and franchise favourites”. The UK service will put the PayTV provider in competition with BBC channel Cbeebies.
Chinese Streamer iQiyi Hails ‘Iconic Turnaround’ as Losses Reduce in Third Quarter (Variety)
The numbers come after twelve years of losses, multiple capital raising exercises and a more than 80% drop in the share price since iQiyi listed on NASDAQ in early 2018.
Iranian Actors Arrested For Public Removal Of Headscarves (Arab News)
The two award-winning actors have been detained and accused of collusion and acting against Iran’s authorities, according to multiple media reports.
Streaming Video Grows in Southeast Asia as New Platforms Spur Market Leaders – Study (Variety)
The Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics report from research firm Media Partners Asia shows viewership up by 6% on a quarter-on-quarter basis. Netflix led premium video viewership in all five of the Southeast Asian markets covered by the report – Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Malaysia – and accounted for 42% of premium video viewing time ahead of Viu with 13% and Tencent’s WeTv with 10%.