Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry Research Report Launches English Version For the First Time

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This annual report just entered its 12th year, but this is the first time the Report launches its international version. Read More

Headlines from China: The Changing Landscape of Film Distribution in China

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The fact that a few traditional distribution companies recently went out of business further reflects the reality that the landscape of film distribution in China is rapidly changing. Read More

Headlines from China: Former Microsoft Executive Lu Qi Steps Down as Board Member of iQiyi 

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Following Lu Qi's resignation as Baidu COO last month, Chinese online video platform iQiyi announced yesterday that Lu Qi had resigned as iQiyi's board member and chairman of the remuneration committee with effect from June 14. Read More

Headlines from China: How Does China Discover and Support Emerging Filmmakers?

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As the Chinese film market continues to grow, it has become a consensus that cultivating the next generation of filmmakers is one of the most pressing issues faced by China's film industry. Read More

Headlines from China: WWE Wrestler John Cena to Star in Jackie Chan’s ‘Project X’

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American professional wrestler John Cena will star in Jackie Chan’s film “Project X”, playing the role of a former American marine. Read More

Headlines from China: Can China Film Group Return to Its Glorious Days? 

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As the only state-owned studio in the A-share market, China Film Group Corporation has certain political and financial advantages that other film companies don't have. However, the special background also makes CFGC less profit-oriented and relatively inflexible. Read More

Headlines from China: Huayi Brothers’ Pledge of Stock Rights Triggers Rumors

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Although share pledge is considered a normal approach employed by many giant companies while raising funds in the capital market, some people regard Huayi Brothers' move as a bad signal as the tax evasion crisis is still rumbling on. Read More

Headlines from China: Who Is to Blame for Low Screen Share?

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Chinese director Li Fei recently expressed dissatisfaction with  the distributor of his film "Fate Express" on social media. According to Li, the distributor was paid 4 million yuan ($0.62 million) to help the film get 10% of screen share. However, the film ended up getting only 3.1% on its opening day. Read More

Headlines from China: Less “IP Films” or “Little Fresh Meats ” in This Year’s Summer Slate 

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It seems that "popular IP + little fresh meats" is not the trendy format anymore. Instead, genre films are occupying this year's lucrative summer movie-going season in China. Read More