Wong Kar Wai goes into Internet TV
Hong Kong art-house director Wong Kar Wai is making a foray into Internet television with a two-season, 18-episode drama he will produce and co-direct for Chinese conglomerate Huanxi Media, says Variety. Huanxi will spend 20 million to 25 million yuan (S$4.2 million to S$5.2 million) an episode. In another deal, Huanxi will back two to four films made by Hong Kong director Peter Chan.
Jeremy Clarkson's new show to be filmed in South Africa
The season premiere of British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson's new Amazon Prime show will be filmed in South Africa in July. Clarkson, who was dropped from hit BBC motoring show Top Gear last year for punching a producer, is reuniting with his co-stars to make a new series about cars for Amazon Prime. The show, called The Grand Tour, will follow Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond as they travel around the world.