DAILY BRIEF

Jan 19, 2018

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    China's Film Authorities Crack Down On Ticket Price Subsidies

    China’s Film Bureau, the country’s top film regulator, has issued instructions to the country’s movie distributors that their latitude in setting movie ticket prices will be restricted with minimum price floors during next month’s Chinese New Year and Spring Festival holiday. Forbes

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    ‘Dead Pigs’ First Look: Sundance World Cinema Title A Snapshot Of Modern China

    First-time filmmaker Cathy Yan’s time in China as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal has led to Dead Pigs, which is set to play in the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition section. Deadline

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    Film News Roundup: American Genre Film Archive Partners With Shaw Brothers

    American Genre Film Archive has unveiled a partnership with Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio, under which it will distribute 30 new restorations from the Shaw vaults to theaters in 2018. Variety

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    Big Screen Entertainment Group and Hollywood International Film Exchange Announce the Release of the Animated Film “Ozzy” in China in 9,600 Theaters

    Big Screen Entertainment Groupvand Hollywood International Film Exchange announced that the animated feature film, OZZY, has been approved by SAPPRFT for a theatrical release in China on February 2, 2018, the beginning of the Chinese New Year, in 9,600 theaters with multiple screens. Nasdaq

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    Nostalgia and Willingness to Tackle Sensitive Subjects Helps Chinese Director Li Fangfang Find An Audience

    The second feature film from author-turned-director Li Fangfang, the film touches upon important moments in 20th century China such as the beginning of modern education, World War II and the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Similar to veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's recently released film Youth, Forever Young capitalizes on nostalgia to bring in audiences. Global Times