Award-Winning Screenwriter Talks about Her Novel on China, Japan, War

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Scribe behind director Zhang Yimou's ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Flowers of War’ talks about her most-difficult book yet. Read More

CFI Q&A: Wendy Su, author of ‘China’s Encounter with Global Hollywood’

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The Chinese government is a bigger winner than Hollywood up to 2013 due to its strong role and strict policy, but it's still too early to declare an ultimate winner. Read More

CFI Interview: HAN Capital’s John Liu on the Movies He’ll Make with $500M

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The former Citigroup and SAV Capital Management executive is a history buff who wants to use the movies to teach the world about China. Read More

CFI Q&A With Author Peter Hessler on ‘River Town’ the Movie

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Not Since 'Iron and Silk' in 1991 has there been a major motion picture about an American teaching in China. Read More

CFI Q&A With Joan Xu, Young Screenwriter in Beijing

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Xu, a recent "Global Shaper" at Davos, talks about the stories that drive her, making money, and dealing with being a relative newcomer in China's restricted movie business. Read More

CFI Q&A With ‘Crosscurrent’ Director Yang Chao

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As China's space available for independent cinema is getting more and more restricted, one Chinese film lit up the Berlin International Film Festival. Read More

CFI Q&A With Christopher Bremble of Base FX—Part Two

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Bremble discusses his company's deal with China Media Capital, whether Hollywood executives can really "get" China, and much more in the second part of this interview. Read More

CFI Q&A With Christopher Bremble of Base FX—Part One

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As the Chinese appetite for big-budget movies grows, special effects services company Base FX, founded in Beijing in 2006 by American Christopher Bremble, finds itself situated right between those films’ traditional suppliers, the Hollywood studios, and the moviegoers they’re trying to reach harder than ever before. Bremble talked with CFI Editor Jonathan Landreth about learning Read More

When Push Comes to Shove—Movies, China, and the World: A Q&A with Richard Peña

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Richard Peña, the director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, talks to us about the changes of China's national cinema and what Hollywood and China can offer to one another. Read More

Zhang Yimou: ‘Even Though Our Market Is Growing Fast, We’re Still Not Satisfied’

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Zhang Yimou's next film, "The Great Wall," due out in November 2016, is an unlikely departure for him and for China—a mega-budget English-language picture co-produced by Le Vision Pictures and China Film Group in China with Legendary and Universal in Hollywood, and starring Matt Damon, a big Chinese monster, and the most Chinese of landmarks. Read More