DAILY BRIEF: Nov 10, 2017


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    Paramount to Be Audited by China’s Huahua, Shanghai Film Group

    While government controls on the outflow of capital from China hampered state-owned Shanghai Film Group, they had little impact on Huahua, a private company with substantial capital offshore. Rather, concerns about Paramount’s accounting and its assessment of the slate’s profitability were Huahua’s main motivation for breaking off what would otherwise be a largely passive investment. Variety

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    China’s Newest Film Festival a Hit in Provincial Pingyao, with Cinemas Packed, Young Directors Championed, John Woo Mobbed

    Filmmaker Jia Zhangke’s dream of launching festival in his home province of Shanxi comes true, with warm reception for cutting-edge Chinese directors, recent Cannes debutants and old hands like John Woo in Unesco heritage city. South China Morning Post-Post Magazine

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    Hollywood and China Embrace for More Animation Co-productions

    Aimed at stimulating international co-productions and strategic alliances in the cultural and entertainment sectors, animation projects between China and Hollywood are leading the charge in film production and elsewhere. Xinhua

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    Who is Natasha Liu? Meet the Only Female Lead in Jack Ma’s Kung Fu Film Debut

    ‘Gong Shou Dao’ star Natasha Liu loves the challenge of working with kung fu veterans. The 24-year-old actress tells Vivian Chen about her passion for martial arts and hanging out with Jack Ma on site. South China Morning Post-STYLe Magazine

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    'Where Has Time Gone?': Film Review

    Jia Zhangke and Walter Salles are among the five directors of shorts in an omnibus film celebrating the cultures of BRICS nations. The Hollywood Reporter