Headlines from China: Hengdian, China’s Largest Film Studio Welcomes Back More Crews

Hengdian, China’s Largest Film Studio Welcomes Back More Crews 

More than 100 film and teleplay crews have resumed works at Hengdian World Studios, known as “China’s Hollywood”, as the COVID-19 pandemic eases in most parts of the country and the film and television industry emerges from its months-long slumber. Work resumption in Hengdian has accelerated since June, with the number of crews on duty tripling from that in March, and up 16 percent from July of last year. The resumption boom is causing a bit of congestion on site, with multiple crews having to share the same filming location. Read more jiayou21cbh

IQiyi’s New Section ‘Ultimate Online Cinema’ to Premiere Game-Adapted Film ‘Double World’

The action-adventure fantasy film “Double World” has premiered exclusively on iQiyi’s new section “Ultimate Online Cinema” on July 24 through its Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) mode. Through this mode, users can access and watch the film on the iQiyi app before its formal theatrical release. Set in a world of fictional Chinese kingdoms, “Double World” recounts the story of three young people going for military marshal selection and the challenges they must overcome along the journey. Notably, the decision to debut the film on streaming site instead of theaters came earlier this month at a time when theater reopening was still undetermined. Read more iqiyi7