International Independent Film Maker Chooses Malaysia As Film Location

By Mohammed Arsyad Md Yassin and Noor Bakhtiar Ahmad

S. Korea to expand support for 'hallyu,' lure more foreign tourists next year

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans next year to increase efforts to promote the overseas boom of Korean pop culture while pushing policies aimed at luring 20 million foreign visitors in 2020, the government said Thursday.

Film Makers To Carry Out Own Censorship On Movies

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 22 (Bernama) -- Local movie producers will be allowed to
carry out their own censorship on movies or dramas that they produce said Home
Ministry secretary-general Mahmood Adam.
According to Mahmood, they (film makers) can themselves evaluate whether

India: Ladakh to host an international film festival in June 2012

New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) The picturesque environs of Ladakh in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is set to host the highest altitude film festival of the world, at 13,500 ft above sea level, in June next year.

A R Rahman denied permission to perform near Taj Mahal

Mumbai, Dec 20 (PTI) Music composer A R Rahman has been denied permission to perform near Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra.

Astro Launches Malaysia's First Free Satelite TV

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- Astro has launched Malaysia's first free
satellite television, NJOI, as part of its aspiration to make lifelong learning,
information, entertainment, including sports, available to Malaysians for free.

Theatre Owners In Chennai May Axe Late Night Movies

CHENNAI, India, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- Theatre owners in Tamil Nadu, India's
cinema powerhouse, are mulling to ban screening of late shows as movie-goers are
skipping theatres at night in the bustling capital.

I was scared to do stunts myself in 'Don 2': Shah Rukh Khan

New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) Indian cine actor Shah Rukh Khan is seen performing some daring action sequences in his upcoming Hindi film 'Don 2', but the superstar says he was initially sceptical and scared to do the stunts, especially the one in which he had to jump off a 300-foot building.

KTMB Offers Trip To Warner Bros Studios In Harry Potter 'Ride Watch And Win' Contest

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Electric Train System (ETS) coaches will
feature Harry Potter characters wraparound for three months to promote the
latest Harry Potter movie "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Doha Hosts WTA Grand Final in January

Doha, December 14 (QNA) - Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Al Nuaimi, said the choice of Doha to host WTA's Grand Final reflects the country's growing importance and stature in the industry.