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

Headlines from China: Even Poor-quality Animated Films Profit on China’s Children’s Day

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In recent years, taking children to the movies to celebrate Children's Day has become a trend in China. However, the quality of the movies is not Chinese parents' major consideration. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at 2018 Summer Movies in China 

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The overall quality of this year's summer films in China is thrilling. Imported Hollywood movies will hit the cinema in June, while in July and August, domestic films will overwhelmingly dominate the cinemas due to the annual summer blackout period. Read More

Headlines from China: How Celebrities Avoid Taxes in China

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As the recent tax evasion probe sparked by Fan Bingbing's contract leak makes the headlines, more strategies Chinese celebrities use to avoid high taxes are discussed in this article. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Sports Film Become a Popular Genre in China? 

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Over the past five years, sports films had a hard time gaining popularity in China. Yet the success of Indian sports drama "Dangal" seems to have reignited Chinese filmmakers' interest in this genre. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ Scores June 29 China Release

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"Escape Plan 2: Hades," an upcoming action film that stars Sylvester Stallone, Huang Xiaoming, and Dave Bautista, has been scheduled to release in China on June 29. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Alibaba Reacquire Stake in Momo?

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More than one year ago, Alibaba sold down stakes in Momo four times and lost its position as the second largest shareholder. Momo's live streaming business then unexpectedly took off last year and brought the company significant amount of revenue. Read More

Headlines from China: Road Pictures CEO Talks About Acquisition Strategies at Cannes 

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Road Pictures acquired China rights to Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d’Or-wining "Shoplifters" as well as Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki's "Caprenaum" at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Read More

Headlines from China: Wong Kar-wai Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard University

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On May 24, Harvard University awarded seven honorary degrees on its commencement day. Among the seven recipients, famed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai received Doctor's degree in Arts. This makes Wong the first Asian filmmaker who receives such an honor from Harvard. Read More