R3 Nov: Would Actress Yang Zi’s Onscreen Popularity Translates to Commercial Success?

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Yang has differentiated herself from other popular actresses like Yang Mi, Angelababy, whose commercial success in fashion overshadowed their acting career. Read More

Bennett Pozil: Managing Deals and Teams Across Oceans

 /  Interview  / 
East West Bank exec talks about growth, the future of Hollywood-China entertainment, and In N Out Burger. Read More

New Classics Media CEO On Sino-European Co-production Trends

 /  Interview  / 
CEO of Chinese entertainment group New Classics Media and producer of the Chinese remake of ‘Perfect Strangers’ Li Ning talks about new trends in co-production, key elements of adapting international stories, and the future prospects for Sino-European collaborations. Read More

Cult-like Restaurant Exposes China’s Appetite for Ponzi Schemes

 /  Interview  / 
Filmmaker Zhou Mingying discusses his surreal encounter with an authoritarian restaurateur while making his documentary ‘The Land of Peach Blossoms.’ The film premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) last year. Read More

From ‘Infernal Affairs’ to ‘God of Gamblers’: 10 of Andy Lau’s Top Movies

 /  People  / 
A man with a prodigious work ethic, Andy Lau has starred in more than 150 movies. We look back at his illustrious career and select 10 of his very best films. Read More

Latest Little Fresh Meat You Need to Know: R3 August Celebrity Ranking

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
For August, among the top 5 most buzzed celebrities on the consulting agency R3’s list, three are considered little fresh meat celebrities Read More

What This Gen-Z Celebrity’s Smoking ‘Scandal’ Says about Public Persona in China: R3 May List

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Wang Yuan (Roy Wang), an 18-year-old Chinese celebrity, jumped to the second spot the past month largely due to his “smoking scandal.” Read More

Sealing the Deal: CFI Interview with Entertainment Attorney Tom Ara

 /  Interview  / 
CFI recently sat down with US-Asia Institute Trustee and seasoned entertainment attorney Tom Ara and gained valuable insights on the role he plays in industry transactions between the U.S. and China Read More

Cannes Winner Qiu Yang on the Outsize Impact of Small-Town Stories

 /  People  / 
"I'm hoping to tell stories that will echo with everyday Chinese lives, so a small town with nothing special is the perfect place to tell them" Read More