Q&A With Voice Artist on Why Dubbing Will Never Die

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Jiang Guangtao says China’s voice artists have poorly trained actors to thank for their booming business. Tune into any of the soaps, period dramas, or Sino-Japanese War series that dominate daytime TV in China, and there’s a good chance the words spoken by the actors you see will have been replaced with those of voiceover Read More

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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Welcome to the 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the China Film Insider (CFI) Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

Private Studios Are Flourishing: Part 10 of the CFI Guide

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The makeup of China’s film industry has been transformed since the country’s ascension to the WTO at the turn of the century. Read More

China International Film Industry Congress Explores Collaboration Opportunities (Sponsored)

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China International Film Industry Congress will gather top executives of Hollywood and China's film industry to discuss co-production models and the latest filmmaking technology. Read More

IP is an Industry Obsession: Part 9 of the First CFI Guide

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Awareness and enforcement of copyright rules have become the norm in China, so too has the rush to invest in original intellectual property. Read More

Copyright Protection Does Exist: Part 8 of the First CFI Guide

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China has had a poor reputation for rampant piracy and disregard of intellectual property (IP) rights for a long time, but both Chinese authorities and private actors have been showing an increased awareness of the need to protect and enforce copyrights. Read More

The Box Office Booms — and It’s Corrupt: Part 7 of the First CFI Guide

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Chinese regulators impose unofficial blackout periods of varying lengths on imported films, preserving the market for domestic productions during peak moviegoing periods Read More

A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

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As China’s film industry continues to boom, shining as a bright spot in a largely troubled economy, the imperative for transparent governance will only grow. Read More

Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

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Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More

China’s Censors Are Powerful: Part 2 of the First CFI Guide

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Because China lacks a film ratings system to put the power of choice into consumers’ hands, the power lies instead with a group of censors—numbering between 19 and 36 people at any given time—whose job it is to grant or deny each film entry into the market. Read More

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