Film Business Asia, A Promising Online Trade Paper

Film Business Asia, A New Adventure after Variety Asia

A few days ago I was in India attending the 20th anniversary of the NETPAC International (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema). At the “Imaging Asia” conference, I came across Patrick Frater, CEO of the Film Business Asia Co., and learned he, along with his talented team, has been working on this new adventure for quite some time. I have to say this is something I am always looking for, a rich resource that covers almost all regions of Asian film cultures. Here is the blurb from the “About Us” section of the site:

“Film Business Asia is a new company, created and run by some familiar names in Asian film: Patrick Frater and Stephen Cremin.

“Based in Hong Kong and with a reach across the Asia-Pacific region, the company is a next-generation film trade publication — less magazine and more market intelligence platform”.

Patrick Frater (CEO)
Over 20 years of experience as a journalist (formerly with Variety, Screen International and Hollywood Reporter) in three countries, an unmatched knowledge of the film business and a commitment to improving the professionalism of the Asian film business media, have brought Patrick to the point today where he launches Film Business Asia.

Stephen Cremin (CTO)
Stephen co-founded the London Pan-Asian Film Festival in 1998 before joining Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. He has also worked as a correspondent for Screen International in Taipei. However, his life work is a multilingual database of Asian cinema that has been in active development since 1993 and forms the core of Film Business Asia.

Link to the Film Business Asia:


2 Responses to Film Business Asia, A Promising Online Trade Paper

  1. Michael says:

    Patrick was firedby Screen and Variety. Steven as well was fired. They are losing tons of money as they can not find advertisers for their blog. Yes, they have news but is it worth it?

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