Headlines from China: China Now Has about 10,000 Movie Theaters

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According to data released by China’s film bureau, the number of movie theaters in mainland China was 9,965 as of March, 2018. These 9,965 movie theaters offer 54,165 screens, pipping the United States, which had about 45,000 screens as of 2017. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba Acquires $740 Million Worth of Shares in Wanda Film

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Today, Wanda Film announced that the company's shareholder Wanda Investment had agreed to sell 90 million shares in the company to Alibaba's investment affiliate Hangzhou Zhenxi Investment. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Open in China Two Weeks Late 

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Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will hit the big screen in North America on April 27 and in China on May 11. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, are set to greet fans in Shanghai Disneyland on April 19. Read More

China’s Short Video Platforms Face Backlash over “Vulgar Content”

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Chinese internet community’s obsession with short videos has been giving regulators headaches, and popular streaming sites are under pressure to audit content that is being uploaded to their site. Read More

Gay Films Have a Real Hard Time in China

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With ‘Call Me by Your Name’ banned from a Beijing showing, CFI's content partner Sixth Tone looks at which LGBT films made it to Chinese screens — and which were given the shaft. Read More

Headlines from China: Nasdaq Welcomes ‘China’s Netflix’ iQiyi Today

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Today, iQiyi (IQ) rang the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in celebration of its IPO. Founded in 2010 by Chinese internet giant Baidu, iQiyi is one of the largest video-streaming platforms in China. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Video-Sharing Site Bilibili Officially Listed on Nasdaq

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Today, Nasdaq officially welcomes Bilibili (BILI), China's leading video-sharing platform for young generations, to trade in its stock market. Read More

MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center Offer Global Survey of New Directors

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This year's New Directors/New Films series, which is co-presented by MoMA and Film Society of Lincohn Center, selected two Chinese language films: The Great Buddha + and An Elephant Sitting Still. Read More

Headlines from China: Le Vision Pictures Changed Company Name to Associate Itself with Sunac China

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Le Vision Pictures, a film production company and subsidiary of the troubled LeEco, has changed its name to Le Chuang Entertainment (乐创文娱), according to an internal letter from the company's CEO Zhang Zhao to its employees. Read More

What It’s Really Like to Work in China’s Film Industry

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As large as it is, China can be a tough beast to understand. What is it like to actually work and make films in China’s entertainment industry? Hollywood veterans share their experiences and things to keep in mind when doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Read More