Headlines from China: Filmmaker Wong Jing Raged at Video Platforms at Hong Kong FilMart

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After listening to presentations by executives from iQiyi and Qi Shu Youyu, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing was full of rage and accused the platforms of streaming web films that employed Hong Kong film IPs without permission. Read More

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

 /  News  / 
China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

 /  Interview  / 
Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Headlines from China: China Box Office Top 100, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

 /  Headlines From China  / 
In this article, WeChat media account yiqipaidianying lists China box office top 100 from 2008 up to today with adjustment for ticket price inflation. This time, it's James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar that tops the chart. Number two is last year's box office smash hit Wolf Warrior 2. Read More

CFI and China Hollywood Society Co-Present Web Panel “Meet The Buyers”

 /  News  / 
Join the China Hollywood Society and China Film Insider for our Third jointly hosted online event: a web panel discussing with three top production companies currently working in the Chinese market. Read More

Elaine Chin: Digital’s Impact on Hollywood-China Entertainment

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
How blockbusters and digital platforms are changing Hollywood’s relationship with China. Read More

Headlines from China: Publicity Department of Communist Party to Oversee China’s Film Sector

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On March 20 (Beijing Time), a government restructure plan is approved by China's congress. According to this plan, the Publicity Department of the Communist Part of China will oversee China's film sector. Read More

China’s Idol Groups: How to Organize Fans and Adulate People

 /  Celebrity  / 
China is home to hundreds of fan clubs, which put on events, buy products, or even donate to charity in the name of their idols. In China, the fan industry is now worth billions of yuan — and is expected to reach 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) by 2020. Read More

China Business Scam, Part 2: The Fake Joint Venture

 /  Legal  / 
This part 2 post is on what we call the fake China Joint Venture, and it is an oldy but a goody and — dare I say it — one of my favorites. Our China lawyers have seen this one quite often and as far as I know, it has always involved an American company, which I fear says something about American naïveté. Read More

Headlines from China: The Disappearance of Female Leads in China’s Box Office Hits

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Since Wolf Warrior 2 was crowned king of the Chinese box office last year, female characters in China's box office hits become less and less memorable. Read More



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