Panda TV Gets 1 Billion RMB Series B Funding Round

 /  Money  / 
Panda TV (熊猫直播), a Shanghai-based game streaming website, has raised RMB 1 billion in series B funding (in Chinese) led by Industrial Innovation Capital Management (兴业证券兴证资本), causing a stir in the sector. Read More

Local China Producer Begs Exhibitors to Fend off ‘Pirates’

 /  News  / 
Increased competition from foreign films is starting to rankle local filmmakers, with one prominent producer pleading with exhibitors to not “let local films die at the starting line." Read More

CAA, Bona Film Group Launch $150 Million Film Fund with ‘Midway’

 /  Money  / 
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Bona Film Group will kick off a US$150 million film production fund with an investment in blockbuster director Roland Emmerich's upcoming "Midway," the two companies announced Friday. Read More

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

 /  News  / 
In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

‘Lost City of Z’ Trims Runtime to Take on ‘Wonder Woman’

 /  News  / 
Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street’s "The Lost City of Z" has had a quarter of its run time slashed in order to screen in China, the world’s second largest entertainment market. Read More

Filmmaker’s Fracas with School Highlights Copyright Concerns

 /  Legal  / 
Whose movie is it, anyway? Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

 /  Box Office  / 
Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

At Cannes, Jia Zhangke Calls for Relaxation of Chinese Film Law

 /  Legal  / 
China's leading auteur director Jia Zhangke has called on his fellow filmmakers to continue to push for changes to the country’s new film law to ensure independent films make it onto the international stage. Read More

US Delegation to Renegotiate China Film Quota in August

 /  News  / 
An American govenrment delegation will travel to Beijing in August to try to convince officials in China to allow more foreign films -- especially Hollywood films -- to be imported under revenue-sharing terms. Read More

10 Standout Fashion Moments for Chinese Stars in the History of Cannes

 /  News  / 
With the Chinese film industry having taken off over the past few decades, an increasing number of Chinese actors, filmmakers, and celebrities have made their way onto the red carpet at Cannes, often times teaming up with major fashion houses to help them put their best foot forward. Read More

BOX OFFICE BEST

15-21 May
FILMS THIS WEEK GROSS WEEK NO.
DANGAL 51.3 112.5 3
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2 13.8 94.6 3
LIFE 13.1 13.1 1
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD 2.6 7.9 2
GUARDIANS 2.3 2.3 1
Results: ARTISAN GATEWAY (US$ M)

MONEY ON THE MOVE

YAHOO! FINANCE
NAME PRICE CHANGE CHANGE %
IMAX $31.85 -0.77 -2.38%
BONA $13.63 0.00 0.00%
300027 $10.49 0.21 2.04%
RENN $1.65 -0.01 -0.90%
SINA $69.08 -0.64 -0.92%

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