Headlines from China: China’s Uber Taps into Film & TV Business

China’s Uber Taps into Film & TV Business

Various news sources reported that Beijing Xiaoju Keji Co., Ltd., the operator of DiDi Chuxing, also known as China’s Uber, has found a new company named Beijing Li Li Cheng Media Co., Ltd. with an investment of RMB 10 million (US$1.42 M). It is speculated that this is Didi Chuxing’s first step to tap into the Chinese film & television sector. According to China’s business data service provider Tianyancha, the business scope of Li Li Cheng Media includes film & television production, film distribution, audio-visual products and digital publication. The company is wholly owned by Xiaoju Keji, and its legal representative is Wang Jiajie, director of DiDi’s Marketing Department. Read more on yiqipaidianying

Chinese Remake of Indian Film ‘Drishyam’ Scores December 20 Release

Starring Joan Chen and Xiao Yang, Chinese film ‘Sheep Without a Shepherd’ has been set to release on December 20 in China. Based on the 2015 Indian crime thriller Drishyam, the film follows a Chinese man who lives in Thailand with his family and tries to protect his loved ones during a police investigation. The remake is helmed by Malaysian director Sam Quah Boon-Lip. Chen Sicheng, director of Detective Chinatown series, is the executive producer. Read more on Mtime