Headlines from China: Sun Hongbin Resigns as Leshi Chairman

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Sun Hongbin will step down as the Chairman of Leshi, the listed arm of the troubled LeEco. Liu Shuqing, the current General Manager of LeShi, is appointed as interim chairwoman. Read More

Headlines from China: China to Eliminate SAPPRFT as Part of Government Restructure

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China will abolish the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and form a new media regulatory body under closer control of the State Council. Read More

Headlines From China: Tencent To Become Second Largest Shareholder Of New Classics Media

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Enlight Media has entered into an equity transfer agreement with an industry fund under Tencent that it will sell 27.64% stake in film and TV production company New Classics Media (新丽传媒)for approximately $524 million. Upon completion, Tencent will become the second largest shareholder of New Classics Media. Read More

Headlines from China: Which Provinces in China Love Foreign Films the Most? 

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Along with the development of China's film industry and Chinese moviegoers' ever-changing tastes, foreign films overall perform better and better in China over the past three years. But which provinces in China love foreign films the most? Read More

Headlines From China: ‘Buddy Love’ The Key To Winning Box Office In China

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“Buddy Love,” a screenwriting technique first mentioned in screenwriter Blake Snyder’s book Save The Cat, has been seen employed in many top-grossing Chinese films, most recently, Detective Chinatown 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian-Chinese Co-production Makes Economic Sense Says Chinese Official

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After "Dangal" became a smash hit last year, "Secret Superstar" blazes new trail for Indian cinema in China as the first revenue-sharing import. What’s on the horizon is the first Indian-Chinese co-production "The Zookeeper," which will be directed by the director of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" Kabir Khan. Read More

Headlines From China: Frances McDormand To Collaborate With Chinese Director Chloe Zhao

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Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand has announced at the 33rd annual Independent Spirit Awards that she will be working with director Chloe Zhao in a future film. Read More

Headlines From China: Cultural And Entertainment Industry Trends In 2018

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With China’s "two sessions," the annual meetings of the national legislature and the top political advisory body opening in Beijing, and showbiz veterans attending the meetings, a few trends have emerged that will likely affect the Chinese cultural and entertainment industry this year. Read More

Short Video App Caught Red-handed Stealing Content

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Qihoo 360’s new video streaming platform Kuaishipin (快视频 translated roughly to ‘fast video’) issued an official apology on Weibo to Bilibili creators today over the recent content theft allegations. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney’s Live Action ‘Mulan’ Pushed to 2020

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The release date of Disney's upcoming live-action film Mulan has been pushed to March 27, 2020, according to a recent announcement from the company. The announcement came along with a slew of other film updates, including that Avengers: Infinity War will be moved up a week. Read More