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

China Censors Take Wolverine Claws to ‘Logan,’ Slice 14 Minutes Off Runtime

 /  News  / 
Censors have cut 14 minutes from the film's 137-minute US runtime, citing violence and perhaps also the "brief nudity" cited in the Motion Picture Association of America's own R-rating. Read More

What’s The Deal With Mandarin and Cantonese?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
One alphabet, one grammar: two languages. Read More

Bona Film Group Signs 30-Theater Deal with IMAX

 /  News  / 
IMAX added to its backlog of upcoming theater builds, just days after announcing a record number of new signings but decreased profit for 2016. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Fan Bingbing/范冰冰

 /  People  / 
Over the past decade, Fan Bingbing has developed a shrewd eye for material, appearing in some three or four films per year, balancing artistic and commercial interests to maintain both bank balance and critical credibility. Read More

IMAX China Blames 2016 Box Office Slowdown for Profit Drop

 /  News  / 
IMAX China Holding Inc. saw profits fall 13 percent in 2016, dipping even the three percent growth that China's box office experienced during the year, the company announced Friday. Read More

Recon Buys Majority Stake in Millennium Films for US$100 Million

 /  Money  / 
The announcement ends rumors that a deal for that amount was being negotiated, although initial speculation indicated that price was more likely for a complete buy-out of Los Angeles-based Millennium. Read More

Billion-Dollar China Deal for Dick Clark Productions in Jeopardy: Reports

 /  News  / 
The deal could still happen, but would get a hard look from the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Read More

Creative Artists Agency Re-Signs ‘Lost in Thailand’ Maker Xu Zheng

 /  News  / 
44-year-old actor, director, and screenwriter Xu Zheng is best known for his comedies "Lost in Thailand" and "Lost in Hong Kong." Read More

Chinese Company, Owner of Aston Villa Football Club, Interested in Millennium Pictures Buy

 /  News  / 
Recon Wenyuan Cable Co. is looking for its next big buy: Hollywood's Millennium Films, producers of "The Expendables" series, with a possible price tag of US$100 million, according to a Bloomberg report this week. Read More

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