Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

From Internet Novel to Screen: Are Adaptations Becoming Hot in China?

 /  Opinion  / 
China Literature has been betting big on selling adaptation rights to novels or comic books published on its platform to filmmakers, TV producers or game developers. Read More

China’s Cultural Revivalists: More Than Just Quirky Throwbacks

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Robe-wearing, zither-playing ‘fugu’ fans revel in their own eccentricity, but they are also making a deeper political point. Read More

The Death of Chinese Independent Cinema?

 /  Opinion  / 
Is independent cinema in China dead? Chinese indies have been in a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities since their beginnings in the 1990s. Read More

International Co-production of Chinese Documentary Development

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
In the past few years, China’s growth has attracted global attention and international co-production of Chinese documentaries have increased in the international market. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

 /  Box Office  / 
This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

‘Little Fresh Meat’ Actors Making Waves in China’s Film Scene?

 /  Opinion  / 
A series of misfiring films starring good-looking young pin-ups suggest it may be time for nation’s entertainment bosses to rethink industry’s strategy. Read More

Building the Industry Behind China’s Unbelievable TV Shows

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s television industry is a billion-dollar business, especially with the explosive growth of online streaming sites. Read More