Legal Roundup: Government to Pay Theaters for Screening Domestic Films

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Imported movies accounted for 38.4% of 2015's total revenues, down from 45.5% in 2014. Read More

Legal Roundup: Ip Man 3 Distributor Punished for Box Office Fraud

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Distributor Dayinmu suspended for one month, RMB 32 million subtracted from box office total Read More

Legal Roundup: Film Ratings, Online Censorship, Box Office Fraud, Wanda and More

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As China’s movie industry has grown, so has the impetus for a comprehensive law that will provide a framework for regulation. Read More

Legal Roundup: Media Crackdown Convergence

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New content rules that specify in great detail what cannot be shown on TV. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wang Jianlin’s European Tour

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Wanda sets sites on France and U.K., Han Capital raises $300M for film, TV; China tightens Web controls, censors shows, raises hurdles to participation. Read More

Legal Roundup: Expanded Restrictions on Foreign Content Online

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Effective March 10, companies with foreign investment (including international joint ventures) are banned from directly publishing any type of content online in China. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wanda Moves Ahead, Beijing Moots Cultural Blacklist

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The first in a regular CFI series summarizing news in law and regulation affecting the entertainment business in China, the U.S. and the rest of the world. Read More

Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

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As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016. Read More

A Supporting Role for Culture at China’s World Internet Conference

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The World Internet Conference in the east coast city of Wuzhen last week sparked a good deal of debate about the China’s influence on global web governance.  In its second year, the conference received a major boost in its significance when President Xi Jinping appeared in person to give a speech on the subject (Last year, he only sent a congratulatory message to mark the event’s opening)

China’s Struggling Screenwriters Fear Being Cut by Alibaba Pictures Proposal

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Last week, Alibaba Pictures vice president Xu Yuanxiang set off a firestorm of controversy among China’s screenwriters when he proposed a new model for crowdsourcing film scripts online that potentially would bypass industry professionals altogether. Read More

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