Headlines from China: Will This Smart Cinema App Give China Box Office A Big Push?

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Today, a new app called Smart Cinema is released in China. Using 2K technologies, the app allows users to purchase tickets to watch films that are currently in theater on their phone. The ticket sales will be counted as theatrical box office. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Cannes Opening Night

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While what celebrities wore at the Met Gala last night in New York is still a hot topic, anther red carpet visual feast is being presented on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 71st Cannes Film Festival officially raised its curtain today. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at Leading Chinese Video Platforms’ Content Strategies

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Recently, leading Chinese video platforms, including Youku, iQiyi, and Tencent Video, released their 2018 slates of TV series and variety shows. Here are some trends and content strategies identified based on the released information. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘The Young Karl Marx’ to Open in China on May 5 as Karl Marx Turns 200

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On May 4, The Young Karl Marx, a 2017 biography drama, history film about Karl Marx, had its China premiere and press conference in Beijing. Industry professionals as well as government officials attended the premiere event. Read More

Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Asian-themed Films

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This year's Tribeca Film Festival boasts almost 100 features and 55 shorts chosen from over 8,700 total submissions. While the majority of titles are from the U.S., an impressive 46 countries are represented. One encouraging trend is the Festival's focus on Asian films.  Read More

Headlines from China: This Film Promotion Firm Knows How to Win Over Chinese Millennials

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Table Film (小桌电影), a Chinese film promotion firm behind two of this year’s top 5 foreign films in China, has been helping films achieve box office success by winning over Chinese millennials. Here is how they do it. Read More

Headlines from China: Box Office Hit ‘Us and Them’ Sued for Unfair Competition

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While an official conclusion has not been reached regarding the ticket-refund controversy surrounded romantic drama ‘Us and Them,’ the film has recently been sued by producers of Screaming Live, a comedy film that also opened in China on Saturday April 29. Read More

Headlines from China: Lupita Nyong’o to Star in John Woo’s Remake of ‘The Killer’

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Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo will collaborate with Universal Pictures to remake his 1989 action classic The Killer. Lupita Nyong’o has been cast to play the leading role, which was previously played by actor Chow Yun Fat in the 1989 version. Read More

Headlines from China: CAA China and Production Firm Give Me Five to Launch New Fund

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On April 26, CAA China and Chinese film and TV production company Give Me Five (五元文化) officially entered a deal to jointly launch a new script development fund. Read More

Headlines from China: iQiyi Partners With JD.com to Increase Paid Users

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Leading video platform iQiyi and e-commerce site JD.com officially formed a strategic partnership, which will allow one platform's paying subscribers to enjoy the other platform's membership benefits. Read More