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  • Aaron Kwok in "Port of Call ," (Mei Ah Film Production, 2015)

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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.
By |November 16th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Private Studios Are Flourishing: Part 10 of the CFI Guide

The makeup of China’s film industry has been transformed since the country’s ascension to the WTO at the turn of the century.
By |October 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China International Film Industry Congress Explores Collaboration Opportunities (Sponsored)

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.
By |October 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, News, Sponsored|
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IP is an Industry Obsession: Part 9 of the First CFI Guide

Awareness and enforcement of copyright rules have become the norm in China, so too has the rush to invest in original intellectual property.
By |October 21st, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Copyright Protection Does Exist: Part 8 of the First CFI Guide

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.
By |October 14th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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The Box Office Booms — and It’s Corrupt: Part 7 of the First CFI Guide

Chinese regulators impose unofficial blackout periods of varying lengths on imported films, preserving the market for domestic productions during peak moviegoing periods
By |October 7th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

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.
By |September 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

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.
By |September 16th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
  • Lust, Caution, starring Tang Wei (L) and Tony Leung Chiu-wai was heavily censored and earned Tang a two-year ban from China's film industry.

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

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.
By |September 2nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
  • Aaron Kwok in "Port of Call ," (Mei Ah Film Production, 2015)

Chinese Partners Required: Part 1 of the First CFI Guide

Welcome to the first installment in a 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the CFI Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China.
By |August 26th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|