Headlines from China: Coloroom Pictures’ CEO Left Position to Become CEO of October Media

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Yi Qiao, the CEO of Coloroom Pictures, is leaving the company for another executive position at October Media—the animation studio behind the 2018 groundbreaking 3D animation film “Monkey King: Hero Is Back”. Read More

Headlines from China: 2020’s Film Industry Begins With FIRST International Film Festival?

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For many young Chinese filmmakers, 2020 is a time fraught with difficulties and frustrations. Amidst all the uncertainties, FIRST International Film Festival shines a beam of light into the industry troubled by the continuing theater shutdown. Read More

Headlines from China: Unravel the Successful Formula of IQiyi’s ‘Light On Theater’ Initiative

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The fast growing popularity of “The Bad Kids”, a suspenseful drama series that makes headlines and generates wide discussions on the Internet, marks another successful release of Chinese streaming giant iQiyi’s “Light On Theater” initiative. Read More

Headlines from China: New Animation Film ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’ Eyes 2020 Release

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New Gods: Nezha Reborn, a new animation film from Light Chaser Animation—the same studio behind the 2019 well-received animation film White Snake, is eyeing a 2020 release. Read More

Headlines from China: 4th Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival Calls For Scripts And Film Projects

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Funded my Chinese leading auteur Jia Zhangke, the fourth edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival just opened the “Pingyao Project Promotion” section, calling for filmmakers to submit their scripts and film projects for review. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Aims to Become Biggest Shareholder of IQiyi

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According to Reuters, Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talking with video streaming rival iQiyi in order to become its biggest shareholder. Read More

Headlines from China: Mango TV’s Stock Price Rose to a Historical High, How Good Is the Reality Show ‘Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves’?

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Following the debut of the much-anticipated reality show “Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves”, the stock price of Mango TV’s mother company Mango Excellent Media rose by nearly 9% on Friday and another 7% on Monday. Read More

Headlines from China: The Evolving Images of Chinese Women In Chinese Cinema

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China’s economic growth has greatly lifted women’s social status in the past 30 years—this can be seen not only in reality TV shows, but also in films. Regarding women's representation on the big screen, what has changed over time? Read More

Headlines from China: Funded by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke, The 4th 86358 Short Film Festival Just Opened Submission Portal

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 IQiyi’s new original film, adapted from Keigo Higashino’s novel Samayou Yaiba (さまよう刃), made headlines recently for its production announcement. As one of the first films that started production in the post-pandemic age, this new film brought in positive energy to the troubled film industry that is still subject to great uncertainty because of the continuing movie theater closure. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Auteur Jia Zhangke Calls For Theater Reopening, Again

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Leading Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke called for theater reopening once again on social media after the tragic news of Bona’s vice president’s suicide ripped through the Chinese film industry on Wednesday. Read More