Headlines from China: Trading Fame is a High-Risk Bet for Celebrities and Investors

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Over the past a few years, China saw a wave of mergers and acquisitions that involve celebrities or celebrity-owned companies. Top entertainment firms are eager to win over bankable stars while the stars are eager to cash in their fame. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

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Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

First Italy-China Co-production ‘Coffee’ Set for December 30 China Release

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'Coffee,' the first Italy-China co-production set in Italy, China and Belgium, has scored a December 30 China release, according to an official statement made on December 21. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba to Become the Controlling Shareholder of AcFun

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After a new round of financing and assets reorganization, Alibaba will own over 50 percent of AcFun, making Alibaba the controlling shareholder of this video-sharing site. Read More

Headlines from China: 31 Film & TV Works on China’s Priority Copyright Protection List

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China’s National Copyright Administration published a brand new list of 23 films, 4 TV shows, and 4 animation and comic works whose copyrights will be strongly enforced. Read More

Headlines from China: New Year Films Ready for Fierce Competition

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The releases of “Youth” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” signal the premiering of more holiday movies to come during the 2018 New Year season. 21 holiday movies are to be released during a 19-day period, including “Namiya,” “Operation Red Sea,” and “The Liquidator.” Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Police Departments Monitor Screenings of ‘Youth’

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'Youth' tells the coming-of-age story of members of a so-called military cultural troupe and directly touches upon the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 for the first time in the history of Chinese cinema. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Jackie’ Scores China Release Date

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American biographical drama film ‘Jackie’ has been scheduled to release across China on January 19. Chinese company Bliss Media is one of the producers of the film. Read More

Headlines from China: China to Reward Cinemas for Showing More Local Films

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It was announced by China's film bureau on the Dec. 13 that movie theaters that generate over 55% of ticket sales from domestic films will be eligible for the rewards. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Yueting Dubbed “Laolai,’ Blacklisted by China’s Top Court

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Tech entrepreneur Jia Yueting is now blacklisted by China’s top court, after failing to pay money he owed to Ping An Securities. Jia is now banned from traveling first-class on planes and trains, visiting hotels, nightclubs, and golf courses, and purchasing other luxuries in general. Read More

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