French-Canadian Animation ‘Snowstorm!’ Gets China Release

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"Snowstorm!," a 3D animated take on "The Dog Who Stopped The War" ("La Guerre des Tuques"), the much-loved Quebec kids’ film directed by André Mélançon, will open in China on April 1. Read More

Another Story by Chinese Sci-Fi Writer Liu Cixin to Hit Screens

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China’s best-known contemporary science fiction writer continues to sell, even as earlier productions stall. Chinese sci-fi novelist Liu Cixin is set to have another of his stories hit the big screen even as his more famous novel The Three Body Problem continues to languish in development limbo. Local media outlet Sina Entertainment reports that filming Read More

China Censors Slash ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

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For "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"’s local distributors, it’s a race against time. The Milla Jovovich-starrer already hit screens in North America on January 27, and pirated copies are already being circulated online. Read More

HBO Takes Aim At Chinese IP Squatter Restaurant

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The American cable giant finds itself locking horns with a local restaurant in a classic China IPR dispute. If the red and white striped awnings and the vine-covered façade of the vaguely Tuscan-style, three-story building in the middle of Jiangsu province’s Wuxi don’t scream “foreign” to locals, the name of the establishment, displayed on at Read More

Signs From China Suggest A Good Deal For Hollywood on Imports

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As Chinese officials and industry representatives from the US prepare to re-open negotiations around the film quota, signs from multiple stakeholders on the Chinese side indicate they’re preparing for more competition from Hollywood. Read More

‘Kong: Skull Island’ and ‘Logan’ Get China Releases; ‘Passengers’ Extended

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"Logan" (金刚狼3:殊死一战) will hit screens first on Friday, March 17, followed by "Kong: Skull Island" (金刚:骷髅岛), which is set for release a week later, on Friday, March 24. They follow "The Lego Batman Movie" and "A Dog’s Purpose," which both come out on March 3. Read More

‘XXX,’ ‘La La Land’ among Hollywood Films Headed for China in February

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Now that the holiday season is behind us, films from Hollywood and elsewhere are once again welcome in China, and in February musicals and films based on video games are the main themes. Read More

‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Get China Release

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Two more Hollywood productions have been approved for release in China. Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast have both secured China release dates. The Lego Batman Movie will be released on March 3, a week after Regency Enterprises’ Assassin’s Creed hits screens. The film comes out in North America on February Read More

Xiaomi Pictures Beats a Retreat from Filmmaking

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The company is paring back its involvement in filmmaking from production and marketing to just investing as the device maker refocus on its core business. Chinese technology company Xiaomi is radically scaling back its filmmaking division amidst market-share struggles and high-level executive changes as the firm continues to overhaul it business. Barely a year after Read More

Orange Sky Golden Harvest’s China Operations Bought by Dadi Cinema

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The purchase is the latest sign of consolidation in China’s cinema market and a fillip for OSHG investors Huayi Brothers and Alibaba Pictures Group in their battle with market leader Wanda Cinema Line. Pan-Asian cinema exhibition group Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH) has sold its entire China operation to Dadi Cinema Construction, the companies announced Read More

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