Headlines from China: 14th FIRST International Film Festival Announced 2020 Festival Ambassadors

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On Monday, the much-anticipated FIRST International Film Festival announced its 2020 film ambassadors. On this star-studded list, we see a lot of young people’s favorite faces, including the rising actor Jackson Yee, actor Huang Xuan and actor/singer Jing Boran. Read More

Headlines from China: Zhang Yimou’s New Urban Crime Fiction Dropped A Dazzling Trailer

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“Under the Light”, the next feature film from Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou, has completed production and released its first trailer on social media. Read More

Headlines from China: Lang Ping’s Biopic ‘The Iron Hammer’ Exits From ‘We Are One’ Global Film Festival

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Originally planned to be screened for free on the “We Are One: A Global Film Festival”, Lang Ping’s biopic “The Iron Hammer” is pulled out of the festival’s lineup a day before the opening. The producer followed up with the fans of the film quickly with a statement, saying that the move to not screen on “We Are One” is because they are considering the opportunity of a theatrical release in China Read More

Headlines from China: Cannes Film Market Sets China Event ‘Bridging The Dragon’, Focuses On Global Business Reopen

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The 2020 edition of “Bridging the Dragon”, an initiative operated by Sino-European Producers Association in Cannes’ Marche du Film every year, announced its speakers line-up today. Studiocanal's CEO Anna Marsh and Bona Film's VP Jeffrey Chan are among the invited speakers. Read More

Headlines from China: Hainan Designated As the New Free Trading Zone, What Dose The Future Hold For Film Industry There?

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Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, which aims to build this southern island into a globally integrated and influential free trading zone by 2050. Thanks to this policy boost, the local government will also level up investment in building the film festival Hainan International Film Festival. Read More

Headlines from China: IQiyi Lost A Lawsuit On Controversial ‘Advance Watching Pay View’ Mode 

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Last December, Chinese streaming giants iQiyi and Tencent Video, simultaneously launched a new controversial pay view mode where VIP members can pay extra RMB if they want to watch the then-trending web series “Joy of Life” before its official release date. Read More

Headlines from China: Market Research Shows That Over 40% Theaters Believe That They Would Go Bankrupt This Year 

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In a recent market research conducted by Chinese Film Distribution Association, a staggering 40% of the interviewed theaters believe that they would have to permanently close their businesses this year. Read More

Headlines from China: Hot Idol Competition Reality Show “Youth With You” Wraps Second Season

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On Saturday, Chinese popular idol competition reality show “Youth With You” live streamed its finale on iQiyi and swept all the social media platforms at home and abroad. Read More

Headlines from China: Which TV Channel Will Win the Competition in the Second Half of 2020?

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The TV industry has raced into the second half of the game for 2020. Major TV channels such as Hunan TV and Zhejiang TV have recently held their investment fairs and released their TV series lineups for the next six months. Read More

Headlines from China: Media Measurement Company Fanink Released 2019 Chinese Moviegoers Analysis Report

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On Wednesday, Chinese media measurement company FanInk released an analysis report about China’s film and TV content consumers in 2019. Co-authored by Beijing Film Academy, FanInk’s report aims to provide film distributors and exhibitors with a more accurate and straightforward portrayal of Chinese film and TV content consumers. Read More