Bong Joon Ho

‘Parasite’ makes Oscars history, Obama’s ‘American Factory’ takes doc prize

South Korean film Parasite made Oscars history last night, becoming the first non-English language feature to take the best film prize, beating off hotly tipped rivals including Sir Sam Mendes’ 1917. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho also took the prize for best director, best international feature, and the best original screenplay award. American Factory, the first film […]

TNT orders Snowpiercer series from ITV prodco

US cable net TNT has ordered a pilot of Snowpiercer, a futuristic drama based upon the Korean movie of the same name. ITV Studios America prodco Tomorrow Studios is making the show with Studio T, which like TNT, is part of Turner. The show is set seven years after the world has become a frozen […]

Netflix, Amazon buy original films

Netflix and Amazon Studios have both invested in new movies, the former pacting with Brad Pitt and the latter picking up the latest effort from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Netflix will invest US$50 million in South Korean film Okja, according to production company Okja SPC, with Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment attached as a coproducer. […]