Headlines from China: A Short History of Entertainment Analytics Firms in China

A Short History of Entertainment Analytics Firms in China

Over the past ten years, Chinese entertainment analytics firms have seen rapid growth along with the rapid development of the country’s film industry. In 2009, Ent Group, the first marketing analytics company in the entertainment sector was founded. Today, it provides a wide range of products and solutions to hundreds of clients and partners. Other companies that emerged and thrived after Ent Group include Fan Ink, Maoyan, Tao Piaopiao and Tuopu among others. Most of these companies were founded to provide solutions to film marketing and distribution, then gradually added more products and services for drama series, variety shows and film merchandise, etc. As the entertainment market in China continues to involve and become more complex, data will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role. Read more on yiqipaidianying

‘Spinning Man’ Set for June 21 China Release

2018 American thriller film Spinning Man has been confirmed to release in Chinese theaters on June. 21. The film is directed by Simon Kaijser and stars Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan. The film is adapted from George Harrar’s novel of the same name, which is is a top 100 best-selling book of all time in the U.S. In the film, a happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing. Read more on Mtime

Warner Brothers Releases A Chinese Trailer of ‘Doctor Sleep’

Forty years after the release of The Shining, Warner Brothers is finally bringing a sequel to fans of this classic horror movie. Titled Doctor Sleep, the sequel is also adapted from a Stephen King novel of the same name. After rescheduling the North American opening of the film to November 8, Warner Brother released a trailer in Chinese yesterday, although a China release is yet to be confirmed. In the sequel, years following the events of “The Shining”, a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Read more on Mtime