Headlines from China: Shanghai International Film Festival Festival Could Happen in Late July, Talks Ongoing While Stock Price Surges

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Multiple news agencies have reported that the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival could take place from July 18 to July 27, but sources close to the organization insisted that they are still talking with the government to get permission to host public film screenings. Read More

Headlines from China: Idol Competition Reality Show ‘Chuang 2020’ Warps With Lukewarm Reception

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Idol competition reality TV show “Chuang 2020”, the third season of the phenomenal reality show “Producer 101” that inaugurated China’s idol business in 2018, just wraps its final episode last Saturday. Read More

Headlines from China: Oscar Film Academy Invites New Members to Increase Diversity, Including a Number of Chinese Filmmakers

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 819 artists and executives this year, including 15 Oscar winners to join the academy, according to the statement made by the organization on Tuesday. Read More

Embattled Leshi Forced to Sell Smart TV, Livestreaming Trademarks

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Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp. was forced to sell key trademarks including “Super TV”, the name of the company’s flagship smart television, on Monday. Read More

Headlines from China: Recap of the Online-Released Films in the First Half of 2020

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At a time when exhibitors are waiting for theater reopening, many films have turned to streaming websites and online release to make the best out of the current situation. According to statistics, the (online) box office income split grossed by all online-released films in the first season of 2020 has amounted to almost 500 million yuan in total. Read More

Bilibili Fined $8,500 Over Copyright Violations

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The video-streaming site was sued for failing to take action against a user who had uploaded audio from the 2018 hit film “Dying to Survive.” Read More

Headlines from China: 14th FIRST International Film Festival Announces Main Competition Nominations

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On Monday, the much-anticipated 14th FIRST International Film Festival announced the list of 2020 nominations for its main competition. Since the submission portal opened last December,  the festival has received a total of 895 applications, which was narrowed down to 643 valid applications after the pre-selection, including 100 feature films, 73 documentaries, and 470 short films. Read More

Headlines from China: Global Film Industry’s Reopening Postponed Again

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Out of an abundance of concerns amid the second spike in COVID-19 cases, Hollywood has decided to postpone again the theatrical release of the much-anticipated ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ until August 21st and August 12th respectively. Read More

Kuaishou to Build Livestreaming E-Commerce Base in Chengdu

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TikTok rival Kuaishou on Wednesday said that it will invest 3 billion yuan ($424 million) to build a livestreaming e-commerce base in the western Chinese city of Chengdu, the latest sign that the video-sharing platform is increasing its bet on a sector that has taken off during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More