Patrick Frater has over 20 years of experience writing about and analysing the international film industry, with publications including Variety, Screen International.

He was Asia editor of Variety between 2005 and 2009 and re-joined the publication in July 2013.

In 2010, he co-founded regional film trade publication Film Business Asia which he operated for three years, as well as consultancy firm F Media.

Based in Hong Kong, Frater travels widely within the Asia-Pacific region, and is a regular radio pundit, conference host and public speaker.