Headlines from China: Tencent’s Ambitious Plans to Create Its Own ‘Content Universe’

Tencent’s Ambitious Plans to Create Its Own ‘Content Universe’

Internet giant Tencent hosted a news conference earlier this week and announced its annual pipeline of 2021 film and television projects. Edward Cheng, vice-president of Tencent, said that the company is looking to forge a comprehensive content ecosystem in the next five years, covering intellectual property creations, content production and content distribution. This plan, he said, would require deepened coordination among Tencent’s “troika” of subsidiaries – Tencent Pictures, its movie and TV series production and investment arm; China Literature, the cradle of original IP; and New Classics Media, a film production specialist. Read more Entertainment Unicorn

Epic Film on Battle of Chosin Reservoir Set for 2021 Release

Jointly produced by Bona Film Group and August First Film Studio, “Changjin Hu”(Chosin Reservoir), the latest film project that pays homage to the Chinese People’s Volunteers who entered the Korean Peninsula to fight for the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), announced that it will resume shooting during a press event hosted in the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution, located in western Beijing, on Oct 26. As a cinematic rendering of one of the most brutal periods of the 1950-53 war, the film centers on how the Chinese company fearlessly faced off against the foreign invaders in the extremely cold winter during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, which was fought between Nov 27 and Dec 24, 1950. Read more Mtime