Beijing’s Film Festival Must Put Movies Before Money

 /  News  / 
The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) came to a close on April 23 after the usual scramble for tickets, a week’s worth of film previews and social mixers, and screenings thronging with movie buffs. Read More

Film Review: ‘Extraordinary Mission’ Shows New Possibilities For Modern Action

 /  Reviews  / 
'Extraordinary Mission' is an extraordinarily lush feat of production, presenting an acutely visualized widescreen world with the urgent velocity of a film that its makers feel has to cram in every last bit. In our current fallen world of big-screen action, it’s a syllabus for possibilities that remain. Read More

Why Today’s Chinese TV Dramas Are Insulting to Women

 /  News  / 
Recently, the TV drama In the Name of the People has drawn positive responses from viewers and critics alike. However, the show is not immune to criticism. In fact, the program’s depictions of women are much narrower than their fully formed, three-dimensional male counterparts. Read More

Chinese Film Added to Cannes Competition after Conspicuous Absence

 /  News  / 
Cannes Film Festival organizers announced the addition of the Li Ruijun’s (李睿珺) film to the prestigious event’s competition line-up on Thursday, reversing what had appeared to be a snub of Chinese film for the second year running. Read More

TCB In RMB: Paramount, Short Films, Streaming Music, Celebrity Investment

 /  Money  / 
Thursday, the Shenzhen Exchange wrote to Shanxi Meijin Energy, inquiring about a joint fund it had announced that included a $100 million investment from superstar actor Chen Kun. The letter expressed concern over Chen’s inexperience in professional investment institutions, as well as his apparent unfamiliarity with the areas in which the fund was targeted to invest. Read More

China Film Insiders: Winston Ma

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The Managing Director of the PRC's sovereign wealth fund says, “Data to the next generation digital economy is like oil to the machine, or bullets to a gun.” Read More

Director Feng Xiaogang Comments on Cannes, San Sebastian, and ‘Fang Hua’

 /  News  / 
One of China's most popular directors, Feng Xiaogang spoke about Cannes, "Madame Bovary," and his new film "Fang Hua." Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

 /  Legal  / 
Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

Fan Bingbing Joins Cannes Jury, Makes Time Magazine List

 /  News  / 
Fan Bingbing's fame and stature continue to increase, as one of the world's highest-paid film figures joins the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury, along with Hollywood star Will Smith, and Spanish film stalwart Pedro Almodovar. Read More

iQiyi Confirms Netflix Deal, ‘Hopes’ for Top Shows

 /  News  / 
iQIYI confirmed that the two companies had formally agreed to content licensing cooperation covering dramas, animation, documentaries, reality TV shows and other types of content, in a statement. Read More

BOX OFFICE BEST

17-23 April
FILMS THIS WEEK GROSS WEEK NO.
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS 119.3 315.2 2
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE 11.1 11.1 1
MR. PRIDE VS MISS PREJUDICE 9.9 9.9 1
A CHINESE ODYSSEY PART TWO: CINDERELLA 8.0 25.5 2
THE BLOOD HOUND 1.8 1.8 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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