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

Chinese Partners Required: Part 1 of the First CFI Guide

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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. Read More

Can China’s Internet Celebrities Gain International Stardom?

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Having received a joint investment of over US$1 million, Papi Jiang is considered one of China’s most successful internet celebrities, or wang hong (网红). Globally, she still has a long way to go. Read More

Post Brexit, Pound Fell, Wanda’s AMC Picked Up Odeon In Bid to Rise to No.1

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AMC's move to Europe comes amidst a stall in its attempted acquisition of Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas, which, if successful, would make a combined entity the largest exhibitor in the United States. Read More

China Film Co. Ltd. Approved for Shanghai IPO

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The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) approved China Film Co. Ltd., part of China Film Group, for a Shanghai Stock Exchange initial public offering (IPO) estimated to be worth over US$680 million, state-run media reported. Read More

New Titanic Film to Set Sail in 2017, ‘Rush Hour’s Sarkissian to Co-Produce

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A new take on the story of RMS Titanic will set sale in early 2017, with a Chinese-American production tackling the legend that stood at the top of Chinese box office records for more than a decade. Read More

Award-Winning Chinese Kid’s Books to Be Made Into Movies

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Cao's works could help lessen dominance of animated imports and give kids an alternative to age-inappropriate films they see due to lack of ratings system. Read More

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