Creative Artists Agency Re-Signs ‘Lost in Thailand’ Maker Xu Zheng

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44-year-old actor, director, and screenwriter Xu Zheng is best known for his comedies "Lost in Thailand" and "Lost in Hong Kong." Read More

Another Story by Chinese Sci-Fi Writer Liu Cixin to Hit Screens

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China’s best-known contemporary science fiction writer continues to sell, even as earlier productions stall. Chinese sci-fi novelist Liu Cixin is set to have another of his stories hit the big screen even as his more famous novel The Three Body Problem continues to languish in development limbo. Local media outlet Sina Entertainment reports that filming Read More

Chinese Company, Owner of Aston Villa Football Club, Interested in Millennium Pictures Buy

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Recon Wenyuan Cable Co. is looking for its next big buy: Hollywood's Millennium Films, producers of "The Expendables" series, with a possible price tag of US$100 million, according to a Bloomberg report this week. Read More

China Censors Slash ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

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For "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"’s local distributors, it’s a race against time. The Milla Jovovich-starrer already hit screens in North America on January 27, and pirated copies are already being circulated online. Read More

South Korean Content Restrictions Continue in China

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South Korea’s loss may be Japan’s gain as Chinese audiences’ tastes shift.  Unofficial restrictions on South Korean entertainment content are continuing, resulting in the cancellation of live performances, name changes of popular television shows, and giving an opportunity to an unlikely beneficiary: Japanese content producers. Korean soap operas and pop music acts enjoy enormous popularity Read More

Foreigners Barred from Live-Streaming on Chinese Apps

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Multiple foreign users have received suspension notices from major live-streaming apps, including Blued, China’s most popular gay social networking app, and Yizhibo, which is backed by microblog platform Weibo. Read More

V-Day Box Office: La La, xXx Win ♥♥♥, Earn $$$

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xXx and La La Land benefit from a Valentine’s Day box office boom. Chinese moviegoers got in the holiday spirit, pre-booking seats for a Valentine’s Day screening of La La Land in Beijing. (Courtesy Weibo) Date-night at Chinese cineplexes propelled the box office on Valentine’s Day to an estimated RMB 384 million ($55.9 million) in ticket Read More

HBO Takes Aim At Chinese IP Squatter Restaurant

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The American cable giant finds itself locking horns with a local restaurant in a classic China IPR dispute. If the red and white striped awnings and the vine-covered façade of the vaguely Tuscan-style, three-story building in the middle of Jiangsu province’s Wuxi don’t scream “foreign” to locals, the name of the establishment, displayed on at Read More

Asian Brilliant Stars Awards Chinese Films in First-Ever Edition

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Aimed at showcasing behind-the-scenes Asian talent and fostering Asian-European film cooperation, this first edition of the Asian Brilliant Stars awards were decidedly Sinocentric, owing both to the dominant position of China's film industry in the region and the Chinese government's continual "soft power" efforts to export its film products whilst touting cultural exchange. Read More

Signs From China Suggest A Good Deal For Hollywood on Imports

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As Chinese officials and industry representatives from the US prepare to re-open negotiations around the film quota, signs from multiple stakeholders on the Chinese side indicate they’re preparing for more competition from Hollywood. Read More