DAILY BRIEF: Jul 17, 2019


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    China's Tightening Censorship Is Making a Bad Box Office Year Even Worse

    Just this week, two high-profile Chinese films were pulled ahead of their planned summer release due to censorship issues. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Second Huayi-Invested Film Is Canceled as Company’s Losses Mount

    Still reeling from the cancellation of the theatrical release of its blockbuster “The Eight Hundred,” production studio Huayi Brothers has been hit with another setback: the comedy “The Last Wish,” which Huayi has invested in, has also been quietly pulled from China’s summer lineup. Both films have fallen afoul of China’s increasingly heavy-handed censors. Variety

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    Chinese Startup Douyu, Holders Raise $775 Million in U.S. IPO

    Chinese video-game live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Ltd. and its shareholders raised $775 million after pricing its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of its marketed range. Bloomberg

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    Seven hot titles from the 2019 New York Asian Film Festival

    The 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival ended on Sunday (14) and presented a kaleidoscope of cinema from the region. Festival director Samuel Jamier looks back over several of the selections that wowed the crowds. Screen

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    The Bond girl that China Barely Knows

    Decades before superstars such as Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi made their first forays into Hollywood, Chinese actress Tsai Chin played a Bond girl in the 007 spy film "You Only Live Twice." Inkstone