China Film Insider is a leading trade publication that reports on the relationship between China’s film industry, Hollywood, and the rest of the world. We provide you with daily news and in-depth analyses of the exchanges of capital, information, and talent flowing between China and Hollywood now at an increasingly fervent pace.

Chinese and U.S. media companies, film studios, investment firms, film festivals, and individuals seeking to understand the impact China and Hollywood have on each other can look to China Film Insider as a one-stop news portal that offers sharp insights into the complicated relationship between Hollywood and the world’s second largest film market. We are here to bridge the gap of understanding between the two industries.


Meet the CFI team

Jonathan Landreth, is a journalist long focused on China and Hollywood. He was the founding editor of China Film Insider in July 2015, and helped build CFI in its first year. From 2013-2018 he was managing editor of ChinaFile, the online magazine of the Center on U.S. China Relations at Asia Society. From 2004-12, Landreth lived in Beijing, where he opened the first Asia bureau of The Hollywood Reporter and was its first Asia editor. His work also has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, The South China Morning Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, The China Economic Quarterly, and Wallpaper.
Jonathan Papish, is a box-office analyst who has worked in a variety of roles in media and education throughout China. Jonathan was a social media and digital assistant for dGenerate Films, a distributor of Chinese contemporary independent cinema, and, most recently, he covered the Chinese market for Jonathan is also an audiovisual Mandarin-to-English translator and has subtitled several high-profile Mainland films and television programs.
Fergus Ryan, has worked in media, communications and marketing roles in China and Australia for close to a decade. Most recently, Fergus was a journalist for the News Corp. publications China Spectator and The Australian. He has also been published in The Guardian and Foreign Policy. Prior to that, Fergus worked on business development for the A-list star Li Bingbing at Huayi Brothers, and on celebrity engagement and social media for the WWF and DMG Entertainment.