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Village Roadshow Profits Down by a Quarter at Half Year

24 February 2015 12:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bad weather hurting theme park attendance and a weak lineup of films that hurt its distribution business meant weaker financial results for Australian multinational Village Roadshow Limited.

For the six months to end of December – the first half of its 2015 financial year – the film and entertainment group reported revenues down 2% at Us$417 million (A$470 million) and net profits down 27% to Us$12.2 million (A$13.8 million) compared with the same period last year.

The bad weather affecting the East Coast of Australia particularly damaged its business in Sydney and the Gold Coast.

The company says the second half will be significantly better than the first, but still represent a drop on the 2014 financial year. “The second half of FY2015 is expected to be significantly stronger than the first half, however due to the results to 31 December 2014, it is estimated that Vrl’s attributable net profit, before material items and discontinued operations for »

- Patrick Frater

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Exclusive Cool Video: Movie CliffsNotes - The Karate Kid

16 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The latest installment of Movie CliffsNotes takes us back to one of the most notable films of the '80's: The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue, and William Zabka. Growing up, this was a film that was in regular rotation for me, right next to The Goonies, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Dark Crystal, and Robocop (yes, my parents were shitty at monitoring ratings). The Karate Kid inspired a smorgasbord of pop culture references, from Cobra »

- Paul Shirey

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Berlin: Arclight Falls For Peter Pau’s 3D ‘Snow Girl’

5 February 2015 9:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arclight Films has picked up international sales to “Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal,” a 3D fantasy that is one of the most ambitious Chinese movies of all time.

The picture is co-directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Peter Pau and Zhao Tianyu, and is a Desen International Media production backed by Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and Wanda Media.

Made on a budget of $32.5 million (RMB200 million), it stars Chen Kun (“The Painted Skin,” “Bends”) and Li Bingbing (“Transformers 4”) in a story of a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in order to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.

The picture has one of the best releasing slots of the years and is set for mainland China release on Feb. 19, the first day of the all-important Chinese New Year holiday.

“Wanda has also »

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Arclight takes Chinese 3D fantasy Zhong Kui

5 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

China-us-Australia co-production set for major Chinese New Year release.

Arclight Films has picked up worldwide rights to Chinese 3D fantasy adventure Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal, co-directed by Peter Pau and Zhao Tianyu.

The $30m China-us-Australia co-production is one of the major releases in China over the upcoming Chinese New Year (February 19).

Arclight has worldwide rights excluding China, Hk/Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Aus/Nz.

The film stars Chen Kun (Bends, Young Detective Dee) as the legendary Chinese anti-hero, Zhong Kui, who is forced into battle in the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell to protect the people of his country and the woman he loves. Li Bing Bing also stars.

Produced by Ann An of China’s Desen International Media, the film was co-financed by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, while China’s Wanda Media recently joined as a partner on financing, distribution and marketing »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Arclight takes Chinese 3D fantasy adventure Zhong Kui

5 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

China-us-Australia co-production set for major Chinese New Year release.

Arclight Films has picked up worldwide rights to Chinese 3D fantasy adventure Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal, co-directed by Peter Pau and Zhao Tianyu.

The $30m China-us-Australia co-production is one of the major releases in China over the upcoming Chinese New Year (February 19).

Arclight has worldwide rights excluding China, Hk/Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Aus/Nz.

The film stars Chen Kun (Bends, Young Detective Dee) as the legendary Chinese anti-hero, Zhong Kui, who is forced into battle in the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell to protect the people of his country and the woman he loves. Li Bing Bing also stars.

Produced by Ann An of China’s Desen International Media, the film was co-financed by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, while China’s Wanda Media recently joined as a partner on financing, distribution and marketing »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Teaser For Peter Pau's Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal Is A Weta Wonderland

3 February 2015 11:07 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Peter Pau, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is at the helm of epic Chinese fantasy Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal. Sharing directorial duties with Zhao Tianyu, this is the story of legendary demon queller Zhong Kui - portrayed here by Chen Kun - who must do battle with magical forces from the heavens and the underworld in his efforts to save his people and the woman he loves, played by Li Bingbing.While this is easily something that could go either way, many of these epic Chinese-language fantasies succeed or fail on the strength of their special effects, and in this case things look encouraging. Pau and Zhao have employed New Zealand powerhouse Weta Workshop to create the fantastical...

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