TCB In RMB: Le Eco Woes, Gu Crows, CAA & IMAX Grow

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Premiere Age’s market capitalization stood at RMB 602 million ($87 million) at Thursday's close, meaning the company is poised to reap a 3168.99% premium from its sale to Great Wall Movie And Television. Fifth Generation director/cinematographer Gu Changwei and his actress-wife, Jiang Wenli stand to cash out some RMB 800 million ($116 million) through the deal. Read More

CMC Capital Partners Takes Stake in CAA, Forms China Joint Venture

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CMC Capital Partners will take a stake in Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and add CMC Capital Partners Chairman Li Ruigang added to CAA's board, the global management company announced Tuesday. Read More

TCB In RMB: M&A, Copycats, IPO and Noncompetes

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More

TCB In RMB: Pirates, Racers, Zombies, Oz

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More

TCB In RMB: A Weekly Business Roundup

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SoReal, the Virtual Reality venture of acclaimed Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou opened its first concept store this past Tuesday in a 32,000 square-foot location in central Beijing. Although the company refers to it as a VR Museum, it is more like an arcade, featuring VR films, interactive VR games and other immersive experiences-- and already Chinese reports are expressing doubts regarding its commercial viability. Read More

LeEco Cash Crunch Eases With Share Transfer

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With the completion the share transfer formalities, LeEco has sold 171 million shares, or 8.56 percent of the arm’s total equity, for RMB 6.04 billion. Read More

Alibaba Pictures Posts $139 Million 2016 Loss

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The company blamed soaring sales and marketing of RMB 1.1 billion (US$159.6 million) for the expanded loss, which compared with an RMB 466 million net profit in the previous year. Read More

China’s Huayi Brothers Sees 2016 Profit Fall

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Huayi Brothers, which is run by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei, pulled in total revenue of RMB 3.53 billion ($512.7 million), with net cash flows from operating activities of RMB 759 million. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

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Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

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