It’s A Wrap: Trending Tales of the China Film Insider Week

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“Whitewashing”: Strange Days for Doctor Strange; Matt Damon Beats His Head against The Great Wall and neither Bruce Lee nor Jackie Chan Can Come to the Rescue A lot of talk about “whitewashing” this week – not the Huck Finn-Tom Sawyer kind involving the bleaching of a fence, but more like the chatter around big Read More

CFI Interview: Huo Jianqi, Director of ‘Xuan Zang,’ China’s Foreign Language Oscar Nominee

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China announced that it has chosen "Xuan Zang" as its selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. China Film Insider China correspondent Fergus Ryan interviewed director Huo Jianqi about the film in May, which we present here again. Read More

Statham vs. Cruise: ‘The Mechanic’ Gets Same China Release Date as ‘Jack Reacher 2’

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American action thriller film "The Mechanic 2: Resurrection" just nabbed a China cinematic release for October 21 – the same date as rival action flick "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." Read More

Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Chinese actress Jing Tian (景甜) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" sequel. Read More

Stan Lee Creates New Superhero ‘Monkey Master’ for China-India Co-pro

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Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee and his long-time collaborator Sharad Devarajan are teaming up to launch "Monkey Master" as a new superhero drawing on the myths of China and India. Read More

CFI Interview: Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX

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For Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX, the US cinema certification company founded by George Lucas and engineers at Lucasfilm, Chinese audience reaction is a sign of Chinese moviegoers' increased sophistication. Read More

‘Breaking the Internet,’ China-Style: The Best Ways Brands are Leveraging Celebs Online

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When it comes to a brand’s efforts to increase awareness and cultivate a desirable image, a new L2 report finds that China’s top celebrities remain a potent force in the era of social media. Read More

CFI Q&A: Li Bingbing’s English Tutor, ‘Mysterious Foreign Boyfriend’

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When you hear Li Bingbing speak English, its polish on the road to Hollywood crossover at one time got a little boost from China Film Insider China correspondent Fergus Ryan. Read More

CFI Q&A: Rian Dundon, English Tutor to China’s Leading Lady Fan Bingbing

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China Film Insider spoke with Rian Dundon, who served as English tutor and private photographer for China's most recognizable film star, Fan Bingbing. Read More

Chinese Star Fan Bingbing Quits Shark Horror-Adventure ‘Meg’

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has announced she is pulling out of the thriller Meg (巨齿鲨), being made by Warner Bros. and Chinese company Gravity Pictures. Read More