According to Reuters, Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talking with video streaming rival iQiyi in order to become its biggest shareholder. Read More
Headlines from China: Mango TV’s Stock Price Rose to a Historical High, How Good Is the Reality Show ‘Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves’?
Following the debut of the much-anticipated reality show “Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves”, the stock price of Mango TV’s mother company Mango Excellent Media rose by nearly 9% on Friday and another 7% on Monday. Read More
China’s economic growth has greatly lifted women’s social status in the past 30 years—this can be seen not only in reality TV shows, but also in films. Regarding women's representation on the big screen, what has changed over time? Read More
Headlines from China: Funded by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke, The 4th 86358 Short Film Festival Just Opened Submission Portal
IQiyi’s new original film, adapted from Keigo Higashino’s novel Samayou Yaiba (さまよう刃), made headlines recently for its production announcement. As one of the first films that started production in the post-pandemic age, this new film brought in positive energy to the troubled film industry that is still subject to great uncertainty because of the continuing movie theater closure. Read More
Leading Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke called for theater reopening once again on social media after the tragic news of Bona’s vice president’s suicide ripped through the Chinese film industry on Wednesday. Read More
On Monday, the much-anticipated FIRST International Film Festival announced its 2020 film ambassadors. On this star-studded list, we see a lot of young people’s favorite faces, including the rising actor Jackson Yee, actor Huang Xuan and actor/singer Jing Boran. Read More
“Under the Light”, the next feature film from Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou, has completed production and released its first trailer on social media. Read More
Headlines from China: Lang Ping’s Biopic ‘The Iron Hammer’ Exits From ‘We Are One’ Global Film Festival
Originally planned to be screened for free on the “We Are One: A Global Film Festival”, Lang Ping’s biopic “The Iron Hammer” is pulled out of the festival’s lineup a day before the opening. The producer followed up with the fans of the film quickly with a statement, saying that the move to not screen on “We Are One” is because they are considering the opportunity of a theatrical release in China Read More
Headlines from China: Cannes Film Market Sets China Event ‘Bridging The Dragon’, Focuses On Global Business Reopen
The 2020 edition of “Bridging the Dragon”, an initiative operated by Sino-European Producers Association in Cannes’ Marche du Film every year, announced its speakers line-up today. Studiocanal's CEO Anna Marsh and Bona Film's VP Jeffrey Chan are among the invited speakers. Read More
Headlines from China: Hainan Designated As the New Free Trading Zone, What Dose The Future Hold For Film Industry There?
Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, which aims to build this southern island into a globally integrated and influential free trading zone by 2050. Thanks to this policy boost, the local government will also level up investment in building the film festival Hainan International Film Festival. Read More