DAILY BRIEF

Aug 17, 2018

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    ‘Fortnite’ Among Games Stalled in China as Tencent, Others Struggle With Regulation

    A move by Chinese regulators to pull a new game splashed cold water on China’s industry leader, and sent a multi-billion-dollar tsunami through games developers and distributors around the globe. Variety

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    Why 'Crazy Rich Asians' May Not Release in China

    A Warner Bros. executive confirmed that negotiations with Chinese officials are underway but could not confirm when the studio would find out SAPPRFT's decision. Penotti, one of the film's producers, noted that Hollywood-friendly countries like the UK won't be releasing the film until November 2nd. Fortune

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    Is Global Box Office Smash 'The Meg' Pandering to China?

    China’s answer to 'Jaws' is feasting on the box office at home and abroad… but netizens are questioning whether 'The Meg' is pandering too much to Chinese audiences. Abacus

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    Chinese Documentaries Focus of Hong Kong Film Festival, with State Suppression of The Genre Taking Centre Stage

    As mainland Chinese authorities continue to tighten their grip on independent filmmakers, Huang Wenhai’s ‘Rejection/Determination’ gives filmmakers a platform. SCMP-Post Magazine

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    Alibaba Pictures to Promote 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' in China

    The film unit of Jack Ma's e-commerce giant has a stake in the Tom Cruise blockbuster and will serve as an official marketing partner in the Middle Kingdom. The Hollywood Reporter