DAILY BRIEF: Dec 5, 2018


  • 1

    ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Gets China Remake

    The CBS comedy ‘How I Met Your Mother’, which was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, has been sold to Chinese producer New Classics Media. The company will produce 30 episodes of the format and extend the show’s 30-minute run time to an hour for the Chinese market. Deadline

  • 2

    How Asia Is Reinventing the Moviegoing Experience for the Streaming Age

    Chinese video giant iQiyi, often dubbed "the Netflix of China," recently launched the world's first on-demand movie theaters, where filmgoers can rent by the hour to watch any content from the company's streaming library: "The Asian markets have the advantage of not being bound by the limitations of legacy structures." The Hollywood Reporter

  • 3

    After Fan Bingbing, China Cracks Down Hard on Poorer Tax Dodgers

    China sharpened its crackdown on tax evasion by lowering the threshold for blocking citizens with overdue taxes from leaving the country. Bloomberg

  • 4

    Sony’s ‘Venom’ Gets Extended China Release

    After nearly four weeks of sinking its fangs into the Chinese box office, Sony’s 'Venom' has been granted an extended run. Through Monday, the Tom Hardy-starrer has grossed $263.6M locally, taking the past frame at No. 2 behind China breakout 'A Cool Fish'. Deadline

  • 5

    Cinedigm Announces Significant New Partnership With China International TV Corporation

    Cinedigm announced today a partnership with China International TV Corporation to bring over 500 hours of popular Chinese content to the US for Bambu, the Chinese content digital channel that Cinedigm will launch in early 2019. AP News