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.
The makeup of China’s film industry has been transformed since the country’s ascension to the WTO at the turn of the century.
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.
Awareness and enforcement of copyright rules have become the norm in China, so too has the rush to invest in original intellectual property.
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.
Chinese regulators impose unofficial blackout periods of varying lengths on imported films, preserving the market for domestic productions during peak moviegoing periods
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.
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.
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.
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.