DAILY BRIEF

Oct 17, 2017

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

    Some ambitious Chinese online media companies have won backing from a very powerful investor: the Chinese government itself. The government’s stakes in tech firms may be small at first, “But once the door is opened, eventually they may ask for more.” The New York Times

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    Chinese Poet Han Dong Cultivates Dark Humor in ‘One Night on the Wharf’

    Chinese poet Han Dong makes an appearance this week in Busan with “One Night on the Wharf,” his first attempt at directing a movie. “Wharf” is a tale of thugs versus poets, and Han describes it as a black comedy about the ridiculous happenings in a small town. Variety

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    Madhu Entertainment Targets Chinese Diaspora With ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Madhu Entertainment, primarily a global sales agent and distributor of Indian content, has now expanded to include Chinese films. The company has South and East African and Sri Lankan rights for Wu Jing’s Chinese smash hit “Wolf Warriors II” and will distribute the film theatrically in these territories. Variety

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    Zhou Quan on 'End Of Summer'

    Receiving its world premiere in BIFF’s New Currents competition, Zhou Quan’s debut feature End Of Summer is set in the Chinese city of Shaoxing against the backdrop of the 1998 World Cup. Screen Daily

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    TCL With Roku: A Big, Bright, Cheap Smart TV With A Nearly Perfect UI

    If Apple were ever to sell an actual TV set, it could take some real lessons from the user experience on this inexpensive big box store TV. ZD Net