China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Moves into Television Dramas

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In 2004, the predecessor to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television recommended that anti-corruption dramas not be shown in prime-time to “protect teenagers.” Read More

Beresford to Pilot $100M China Co-Pro on American Raid on Tokyo in WWII

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'Driving Miss Daisy' and 'Mao's Last Dancer' director to work with state producers responsible for CCP propaganda drama. Read More

New Zealand PM and TV Companies Cozy up to China’s State Broadcaster

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New Zealand film and television punching above its weight but looking to China for growth. Read More

Alibaba to Release ‘Last Race’ About Second Act of ‘Chariots of Fire’ Missionary

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The film tells the story of Scottish gold medalist Eric Liddell's life in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Read More

Silicon Valley Funding Site DreameGGs Tries to Hatch U.S.-China Films

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Investors don’t buy equity in individual movie projects but in a DreameGG subsidiary in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Read More

‘Captain America ‘ China-Bound Despite Army Dig at Disney ‘Propaganda’

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Despite an emphasis on ‘socialist core values’—the priority of ‘social benefits’ over economic gains—box office still matters. Read More

Dystopian Film ‘Ten Years’ Wins Best Picture in Hong Kong, China Censors News

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A publicist for Ten Years told CFI the filmmakers were not surprised by the mainland media blackout because the Chinese government “wants to control people’s thinking.” Read More

Labor of Love Results in ‘Beast of Burden,’ the first China-New Zealand Film Co-Production

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A 3D animated family feature film called ‘Beast of Burden’ is the first film to qualify for a tax break under the China-New Zealand agreement. Read More

New China-U.S. Film Summit Sprouts Mixed Messages About Collaboration

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While Hollywood takes a more conciliatory approach to working in China, Chinese companies are moving more confidently out into the global film industry, buying up swathes of Hollywood. A recent summit tried to get both sides to see eye to eye with mixed results. Read More

Hackneyed Hollywood Titles to Reappear in China With Chinese Characteristics

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It’s not clear who will reprise the Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep’s roles in the Chinese remake of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ set in Shanghai not New York. Read More