CFI Interview: Director Frant Gwo – Exploring Sci-Fi with a Wandering Earth

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"The Wandering Earth" director Frant Gwo talks about his favorite sci-fi movies, collaborations with foreign VFX companies, Wu Jing's participation in the film, and more. Read More

CFI Interview: Rong Chen, CEO of Perfect World Pictures USA

 /  Interview  / 
At the recent Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival, CFI spoke with Rong Chen on entertainment industry trends, Perfect World Pictures' content strategies, doing business with Hollywood, and more. Read More

Jeffrey Chan: Successful Films Tell Stories That The Chinese Audience Can Relate To

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Bridging the Dragon met up with Jeffrey Chan, executive vice-president of Bona Film Group, one of the leading distribution and production companies in China. Read More

The Secret To WeChat Mini-games’ Success

 /  Game  / 
In recent months, the world’s media has lit up in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the App Store. But did anyone stop to notice another app with a 1 billion-plus user base, WeChat, celebrating a milestone of its own, for its arguably less flashy applet store? Read More

Director of ‘The Great Buddha + ‘ Dislikes Certain Confucian Ideas

 /  Interview  / 
Taiwanese filmmaker Huang Hsing-yao talks about the experience of making "The Great Buddha +," the awards the film received, the characters in the movie, Italian Neorealism, and his future projects. Read More

Rob Cohen: The Fast and Furious Movie Business

 /  Interview  / 
Rob Cohen Talks about his filmmaking journey, the success of "The Fast and Furious" in China, and his future co-production project. Read More

Bronco Blues: Chloé Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Offers an Intimate Look at a Broken Young Cowboy

 /  Interview  / 
"The Rider" centers on Brady (Brady Jandreau), a Native American bronco rider whose fall from his horse dramatically alters his life. The Sony Pictures Classics release, opening April 13, is written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Read More

Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

 /  Interview  / 
Timeless themes are on Zhang’s mind these days as she tries to steer Alibaba Pictures—the film unit of China’s biggest e-commerce company—into a technologically evolving future. She set up shop in the Los Angeles area in 2016, tasked by CEO Jack Ma to develop Alibaba’s entertainment business and find stories to share with the content-hungry audience in China, soon to be the largest movie market in the world. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

 /  Interview  / 
Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

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