DAILY BRIEF

Apr 24, 2017

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    Why Disney Hired China’s Most Dangerous Director

    Lu Chuan makes dark, politically controversial films in China. His new, family-friendly Disney movie, "Born in China," represents one of Hollywood and Beijing's most sophisticated collaborations. Vanity Fair

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    China Film Group, Dragoia Media, Movistar Plus, Atresmedia Cine Team on ‘Dragonkeeper’

    China Film Animation, part of the China Film Group, will team with Spain’sDragoia Media, Movistar Plus and Atresmedia Cine to produce “Dragonkeeper,” a CGI family film based on the first of a six-book series by Carole Wilkinson. Variety

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    Internet Plus Changes Chinese Film Industry

    Film executives agree that Chinese film distribution is very different today from what it was in the past due to the emergence of the internet. China.org

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    Film and TV Sectors Fraught with Online 'Click Farms'

    China's film and TV sectors are turning to click farms to inflate social media numbers and create the false impression of popularity.  Ecns

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    Taylor Swift Dating a Chinese Tech Tycoon? The Rumour's Not About Me, Says Sohu CEO

    The founder of Chinese internet giant Sohu has publicly denied being Taylor Swift’s latest squeeze amid talk that the American singer is dating one of China’s tech tycoons. South China Morning Post

HEADLINES FROM CHINA

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    Producer Talks about Why Many Projects Don't Qualify as China-US Co-Productions

    Xiaotian Miao, producer and head of the China Film Co-Production Corporation, says that in many cases, projects hoping to qualify as a China-US co-production don't make the cut because the Chinese elements in them feel tacked-on and are not integral to the story. Miao also said that while "The Great Wall" provides a good example of a China-US co-production, he hopes that movies of greater variety and smaller to medium budget sizes can also be made as co-productions.  Mtime

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    More than 10 Billion RMB in Deals Were Sealed at the Beijing Festival This Year

    The Beijing International Film Festival concluded on a high note this year: A total of 17.45 billion RMB was made in deals this year, a 6.9% increase compared to last year and the highest record for the seven-year-old film festival. One of the biggest deals that were sealed at the festival was Dadi Cinema's acquisition of Orange Sky Golden Harvest. Ent Group

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    China's Screenwriters Need a Writers' Guild Too

    At the Beijing International Film Festival, industry professionals in China's movie industry discuss the plight of China's screenwriting industry in light of the potential strike that might occur from the WGA. Unlike their American counterparts, Chinese screenwriters don't have a writers' guild that can promote and protect the professional interests of its members, something which the professionals hope can be changed in the future. Mtime

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    The Illusions of China's Online Movie Industry Boom

    In 2016, around 510 million RMB was poured into China's online movie industry and over 2,500 movies were produced. Investors who were hoping that online movies would be a lucrative investment, however, may want to re-think their investments as it has been revealed that less than 10% of online movies make a profit and that a great majority of the production companies only made one movie last year. Beijing Business Today

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    Co-Productions between China and Australia Remain Scarce

    It's been ten years since the two countries signed an agreement on film co-productions. However, in this past decade, there have only been five China-Australia co-productions and there still seems to be a lack of awareness, on the part of Chinese film executives, regarding Australia's handsome film incentive and tax rebate policies. Mtime