films account for 36.8 percent. In one weekend in late September, Korean films accounted for more than 70 percent of the take, and eight out of the top 10 highest-grossing films this year are Korean — with all eight of them bringing in more than 5.5 million admissions. The domestic drama Miracle in Cell No. 7 — which screened in 2012 in Busan — became one of the highest-grossing local releases of all time with 12.8 million admissions. The only two Hollywood films on the list are Iron Man 3 (third place with 9 million admissions) and World War Z (10th with 5.2 million admissions). Similar things are happening in other markets in the region. Suh Young-joo, CEO of influential Korean sales banner Finecut, tells THR that she has heard of some buyers checking out Busan ahead of other, far more established industry events like MIPCOM in Cannes. “That seems to speak for Busan’s growing influence in Asia,” says Suh. “We are showcasing eight films at the Busan market this year, and all of them are making their market debuts. The Busan International Film Festival is important because it’s a chance for us to introduce new works and to provide a preview for buyers.” Busan executive programmer Kim Ji-Seok is proud of the event’s focus on emerging filmmakers, pointing to the effort it took to program 94 films in the lineup that are debut or follow-up features. STORY:Busan Film Fest’s Asian Project Market Announces Selections “There is also a strong representation of Central Asian cinema,” says Kim. “We held a showcase on New Central Asian cinema 12 years ago, and this year there will be works by a lot of lesser-known directors. For some of the obscure works, it was difficult to get a hold of prints and screening rights.” Busan’s refusal to cater to Hollywood also can be seen in the talent on hand this year. Aside from Irish director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) and Japanese actor Ken Watanabe (Inception), few VIP guests are likely to be recognizable to Western audiences.
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Post to Facebook Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1fMpviC Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Cindy Clark, USA TODAY 5:31 p.m. EDT October 3, 2013 The four-time Oscar nominee’s star was unveiled on Thursday. Actress Julianne Moore poses on her just unveiled ‘star’ on Oct. 3, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. Moore was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 12 CONNECT 6 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Julianne Moore is the latest famous face to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The four-time Oscar nominee, clad in a sunny Dolce & Gabbana dress, was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday, and Moore gamely got down to pose next to her star. She was in good company for the event, as her Don Jon co-star Joseph Gordon Levitt and her Carrie co-star Chloe Moretz Grace were both in attendance. USA NOW
Putnam Sons shows author Tom Clancy in Huntingtown, Md. Clancy, the bestselling author of The Hunt for Red October and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66. Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death. By Associated Press, LOS ANGELES Jack Ryan is the sort of American hero thats been a screen staple since the silent era. Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck have all played the fictional CIA analyst, and Chris Pine joins the list when Jack Ryan: Shadow One opens on Christmas Day. The character was Tom Clancys version of an American James Bond, said Gregg Kilday, film editor for The Hollywood Reporter. The weeks best news photos Heres a quick way to catch up on the weeks news, through some of our favorite photos. Clancy, who died Tuesday at age 66, wrote these very solid, meat-and-potatoes thrillers, Kilday said. They offered up a lot of material that directors and actors could work with in fashioning straightforward, semi-patriotic espionage and action-adventure movies. Each adaptation was a hit: The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears. But despite the success, the authors relationship with Hollywood was often contentious. While he enjoyed the exposure, he regretted the lack of creative control. Giving your book to Hollywood is like turning your daughter over to a pimp, he famously said. He took potshots at a number of films, Kilday noted.
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doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions. “Parkland” (Sept. 20) Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and Zac Efron star in this drama about the immediate aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “C.O.G.” (Sept. 20) Jonathan Groff stars in this new movie, which is based on a story by David Sedaris. “Rush” (Sept. 20) Ron Howard’s Formula 1 drama casts Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl as, respectively, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, two of the sport’s greatest competitors. The film, which is also due to bow at the Toronto International Film Festival, opens wide on Sept. 27. “Baggage Claim” (Sept.