Why Hollywood Should Worry About The US-China Summit

 /  News  / 
On April 6 and 7, US President Donald J. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping will convene at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, the first-ever meeting between the two leaders. Trump has preemptively tweeted that he expects the meeting "to be a very difficult one." Hollywood should be worried about anything but a positive outcome. Read More

Despite 2016 Slowdown, Wanda’s Zeng Predicts Strong China Cinema Growth

 /  Box Office  / 
The president of the world's largest cinema exhibitor said earlier this week that he expects the growth of China's cinema market to resume double-digit growth despite expanding less than four percent in 2016. Read More

China Newspaper Calls Production Gap with Hollywood ‘Embarrassing’

 /  News  / 
A China nationalist, state-run newspaper editorial has decried the quality of film production in the country and called the gap between foreign movies and Chinese ones "embarrassing." Read More

Korean Movies Face Beijing International Film Festival Ban: Report

 /  News  / 
Hollywood should take note that the current freeze on Korean films, television, and popular music could similarly be employed against American entertainment if a trade war or other dispute between China and the US emerged. Read More

China Blamed for Slow 2016 Global Box Office Growth

 /  Box Office  / 
The box office in China, which had grown in double-digits since 2003, still set its own record with $6.6 billion in 2016, but grew overall only 3.7 percent. US and Canada took in $11.4 billion, up a mere two percent over 2015. In China, a total of 10 films reached RMB 1 billion or higher Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

 /  News  / 
The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr. Bean’ Cameo in ‘Funny Comedian’ Released

 /  News  / 
In an idea that sounds about as gut-busting as its Chinglish title, Rowan Atkinson has Mr. Bean, two years after the character seemingly "died" in Mr. Bean: Funeral. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

 /  Money  / 
Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Shoot ‘Skyscraper’ in China in August

 /  News  / 
Dwayne Johnson will star in "Skyscraper," which the actor declared will start shooting in August for a July 13, 2018 North American release, to be produced by Universal Studios and Dalian Wanda Group-owned Legendary Pictures. Read More

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

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