Sung Hsin-yin’s ‘Lost in Perfection’ Drops Sexy Trailer, Sets Premiere – Global Bulletin


“Lost in Perfection,” the second film by journalist-turned-filmmaker Sung Hsin-yin (“On Happiness Road”), has set Oct. 27 as the date of its commercial release in Sung’s native Taiwan. Ahead of the Taiwan release, the film is expected to have its world premiere at a major festival.

The film is a psychological thriller about a woman who probes a romance scam that appears to involve her father and may involve a series of murders. The cast is headed by Shao Yu-Wei (“More than Blue: The Series”), Lin Mei-Hsiu (“Zone Pro Site”) and Rhydian Vaughan (“Monga”) along with Mark Lee (“Looking for You”) playing the father and Tseng Shao-Tsung (“More than Blue: The Series”) as the protagonist’s fiancé. The film is presented by Screenworks Asia, My Story Entertainment, Taiwan Television Enterprise, Tomorrow Together Capital and Happinessroad Productions. Catchplay is handling the Taiwan release and Screenworks Asia the overseas sales.

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The conference will take place in Miami Jan. 16-18, 2024.


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The BBC has acquired the second series of Entertainment One’s award-winning hit Australian drama “The Newsreader,” starring Anna Torv (“The Last of Us,” “Mindhunter”) and Sam Reid (“Prime Suspect 1973,” “Lambs of God”) as well as new cast members Daniel Gillies (“Virgin River”) and Rory Fleck Byrne (“This is Going to Hurt”).  

Created, written and produced by award-winning writer Michael Lucas (“Offspring,” “Five Bedrooms”), and directed by Emma Freeman (“Interview with the Vampire,” “Stateless”), the six-part series will air in the U.K. on BBC Two and iPlayer later this year.

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The series is produced by Werner Film Productions, for ABC in Australia in association with eOne. The producer is Joanna Werner (“Clickbait,” “Secret City”).

“Following the great success of series one, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome back the News at Six team and watch Helen and Dale navigate their ever more complicated personal lives whilst dealing with the pressures of covering the big news events of 1987,” said Sue Deeks, head of program acquisition for the BBC.


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Japanese TV competition series “Ninja Warrior” has been picked up for local adaptation in India by Hong Kong-based O4 Media. The sales and licensing company will be involved with the localization of the show, but it has not yet disclosed a production company or broadcast partner in the market. The show hails from Tokyo Broadcasting System, which has operated the obstacle course series “Sasuke” since 1997 and has seen it adapted in some 18 territories.

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Three recently-released, theatrical titles headline the Emerging Japanese Films mini-festival, which runs Sept. 26-28, at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. They are Kumakiri Kazuyoshi’s quirky, character-driven, road trip drama “Yoko,” which stars Kikuchi Rinko (“Tokyo Vice,” “Babel”) and marks the 20-year follow-up to their initial collaboration, “Hole in the Sky,” which won the FIPRESCI prize in Rotterdam in 2001; “Ripples,” a dark comedy from director Ogigami Naoko about a repressed matriarch and a series of circumstances that take her to the brink; and “Tea Friends,” from director Sotoyama Bunji, that is an original story about a specialist prostitution ring that caters to the elderly.

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