I’m not sure why I thought that compiling a list of upcoming projects from Southeast Asia, and looking at recent tweaks to the region’s funding…

December 2022

Let’s face it – even with Avatar: The Way Of Water bringing some much needed year-end box office cheer, 2022 has been a bit of a depressing year. The…
Two seemingly unrelated stories I reported on for Deadline this week reflect the worrying direction of travel in post-pandemic India. On Monday evening…

November 2022

The extraordinary journey of Pakistan’s Oscar submission Joyland last week – going from banned in its home country, to still qualifying for the Oscars…

October 2022

After six weeks on the road, I’ve heard a lot, watched a lot, learned a lot, and just had to buy a new MacBook Air after my old one decided to die of…

September 2022

Streamlined is a bit late this week as I’m in Mumbai and spent most of last week bouncing off the back seat of taxis and rickshaws. I’m learning a lot…
Another box office themed newsletter this week. As in Europe and North America, summer box office revenues in East Asia’s biggest markets – China, Japan…
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This week I’m looking at two separate box office phenomena – the opening of what is being billed as the Hindi film industry’s biggest ever film…
This has taken much longer than intended, but I’m attempting to bring Streamlined back as a weekly newsletter to shine a light on the many film and TV…

May 2022

A few friends will know that I left Cannes film festival early because my father, who had a long illness, reached the end of that journey and I went to…
Chinese cinema is conspicuous by its absence at this year’s Cannes film festival, with only a few short films announced across the official selection…
While Streamlined doesn’t want to focus too much on any one market, there are several questions swirling around China that impact the global content…