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Judge Not Laughing, Calls ‘Madame Bovary’ ‘a Shallow Insult’

A Chinese judge apparently thought "I Am Not Madame Bovary" was nothing to laugh at, calling its plot an insult to her profession.
By |December 3rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Film Industry Promotion Law Gets Mixed Reviews at AFM, China Co-Pro Events

China-Hollywood enthusiasts gathered earlier this month in the Los Angeles area, where the American Film Market, the US-China Film Summit, and the 6th Annual International Co-Productions Screenings were buzzing about the impact of a new Film Industry Promotion Law that will be taking effect in March.
By |November 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law, News|
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China Enacts New Film Promotion Law

China’s long-awaited Film Promotion Law was enacted by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on November 7, 2016 and is set to take effect on March 1, 2017.
By |November 9th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Adopts New Film Law, Will Impact Imports and Co-Productions

China's new film law surprises few, focusing more on official codification of existing regulations, and maintaining the status quo towards foreign film producers.
By |November 7th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Proving What a China Copyright Registration Covers

Registering a copyright in China is one thing. But will you be able to prove it if it’s challenged?
By |November 3rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Law Answers: Do I Need Permits for My Independent Film?

Can I just take my cast and crew a low-budget, independent movie to shoot in China without bothering with permits?
By |September 26th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

As China’s film industry continues to boom, shining as a bright spot in a largely troubled economy, the imperative for transparent governance will only grow.
By |September 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Streaming App CEO Sentenced to 42 Months for Lewd Content

A district court in Beijing has sentenced the CEO of QVOD, the company behind the now-defunct video-streaming application Kuaibo, to 42 months in prison and fined 1 million yuan (US$150,000).
By |September 14th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

In the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series, we discuss some of the things you can and should do if you are licensing content in China and wish to avoid an unpleasant copyright fate.
By |September 12th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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The Import Rules Are Strict: Part 3 of the First CFI Guide

In the run-up to China’s joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, negotiators hit a wall over the number of international motion pictures China would allow inside its borders each year.
By |September 9th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|