DAILY BRIEF

Nov 17, 2017

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    'Justice League's $7.7M China Midnight Debut Falls 12% Short Of 'BvS' and 74% Below 'Ultron'

    Warner Bros and DC will need China’s moviegoers to pitch in with big bucks if the studio’s $300 million superhero extravaganza Justice League is to cross the rarefied $1 billion worldwide gross threshold. Forbes

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    Alibaba's 107% Surge Hasn't Rubbed Off on Its Movie Business

    Jack Ma’s flagship firm may be one of the best-performing Chinese stocks this year, but the same can’t be said of his loss-making film and TV business. Bloomberg Quint

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    Banijay Names Frederic Balmary Studio COO Amid Push Into Scripted Fare

    Former CEO of Golden Arrow Pictures Camille Gatin has also come on board as international producer. She will oversee the production of Farewell Shanghai, the ambitious international co-production adapted from Angel Wagenstein’s novel about Jewish refugees in China during World War II. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Chinese Amateur Director Zhang Jing Talks about His Viral Documentary on Traditional Chinese Craftsmanship

    Although it meant traveling across 23 Chinese provinces with an amateur film crew in a total of four months to document more than 100 traditional Chinese handicrafts and the stories of 199 craftsmen, 40-something entrepreneur-turned-director Zhang Jing said he didn't regret a single moment, as it was always his dream to produce a real and human record of his childhood idols. Global Times

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    Chinese Shopping Mall Has a 26ft Tall Marilyn Monroe Statue

    Sixty-two years ago, American photographer Sam Shaw took one of the most timeless photographs: a mesmerizing Marilyn Monroe having her white dress blown up above her knees. Over the years, the actress's iconic 'flying skirt' image has inspired many shows, stars and artworks; and now it's become a new tourist attraction in a Chinese city. Daily Mail