Headlines from China: Chinese Novelist and Director Pema Tseden’s New Film “Balloon” Sets Release Date

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Chinese director Pema Tseden’s award-winning film “Balloon” has secured a November 20 release. The film, written and directed by Pema Tseden, depicts a humanistic story about the clash of modern and traditional values in the rural area of Tibet. Read More

The New Frontier in Content Commerce: Platform-Driven TV Gala Shows

 /  Technology  / 
In recent years, China’s big e-commerce players have partnered with major satellite networks to produce gala shows that promote major sales events such as Singles’ Day and the 618 Shopping Festival, and now, we are seeing more of these splashy programs being developed to heighten the buzz around competing platforms and boost sales through entertainment content.  Read More

Headlines from China: Korean War Is Next Theme of Chinese Film Industry

 /  Headlines From China  / 
It is no doubt that the Korean war will be the next major theme for the Chinese film industry. Distributors of four Korean War films made a joint announcement on last Friday that marks the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to help in the war to resist U.S. aggression. Read More

Shorter, Better, Faster: Can Miniseries Rescue the C-Drama?

 /  Opinion  / 
After years of bloated, “water-injected” productions, a new generation of taut thrillers is revolutionizing Chinese television. Read More

Cut by a Minute, Zhang Yimou Film ‘One Second’ Secures China Release

 /  Film  / 
Regulators have finally approved the renowned director’s long-delayed Cultural Revolution drama, which is said to be 60 seconds shorter than when it was abruptly withdrawn from last year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Read More

Headlines from China: 4th Pingyao International Film Festival Revealed Winners

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The competition section of Pingyao International Film Festival unveiled winners on Friday. The fourth edition of the festival award top prizes to Russia’s Philipp Yuryev, Serbia’s Ivan Ilkic, and Chinese directors Li Dongmei and Wang Jing. Read More

Livestreaming Hits the Big Screen as China’s Box Office Booms

 /  Film  / 
China’s top e-commerce livestreaming stars are so recognizably in the mainstream that they are now appearing in movies (having already conquered the smaller screens). Read More

Headlines from China: Watched by Over 68 Million Subscribers, iQIYI’s ‘Mist Theater’ Wraps Up 2020 Edition

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On Wednesday, Chinese streaming firm iQiyi published a wrap-up report about its 2020 hit “Mist Theater”, a content library consisted of five original suspense dramas that generated over 460 trending topics in total on Chinese social media platform Weibo this year. Read More

Headlines from China: Based on Box Office Mojo’s Data, China’s Box Office Just Surpassed That of North America for the First Time in History

 /  Headlines From China  / 
According to boxoffice mojo's data, as of midnight October 15, Chinese film market has generated a total amount of 12.95 billion yuan ($1.93 billion) in 2020, surpassing North America ($1.925 billion) to become the largest film market in the world in terms of box office revenue. Read More

Chinese Actor Threatens Legal Action Against Catfishing Imposters

 /  Celebrity  / 
Several accounts on short-video platforms claiming to be Jin Dong were found to be deceiving his fans — especially women of a certain age. Read More

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