Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

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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

Does Xi Jinping Go To The Movies?

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Obama loved The Godfather, Trump screened Finding Dory his first month in office, and North Korea’s late Kim Jong Il was cinema-obsessed. But what about China’s President? Does Xi Jinping unwind with a bucket of popcorn and a buddy comedy? Read More

Foreign Films in China: How Does It Work?

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If you’re a non-Chinese film producer (a foreign film producer from the Chinese perspective), and you hope to exhibit in China and add its robust market to your revenue picture, there are basically two different ways for that to happen. Read More

What’s The Deal With Mandarin and Cantonese?

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One alphabet, one grammar: two languages. Read More

Why You Can’t Cast Richard Gere If You Want Your Film To Show In China

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Sexiest Man Alive Is Persona Non Grata In PRC   Say you’re producing a project that you hope can qualify as a US-Sino Co-Production. Or you have a strong, non-Chinese commercial project that you want China to accept as part of its import quota. Or you’re submitting a script to STX, or Paramount, or a Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr 16-Apr 23
Beijing

Apr 21-Apr 29

Apr 21-Apr 23
University of Oregon

Apr 27-May 4
Los Angeles Area

May 7-May 11
The INPUT 2017 headquarters