China Trademarks: The Limits of Fame

 /  Legal  / 
In the HBO Studio Restaurant matter, Home Box Office faces two big problems. First of all, HBO is not well-known in China in ANY context. Read More

Billion-Dollar China Deal for Dick Clark Productions in Jeopardy: Reports

 /  News  / 
The deal could still happen, but would get a hard look from the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Read More

French-Canadian Animation ‘Snowstorm!’ Gets China Release

 /  News  / 
"Snowstorm!," a 3D animated take on "The Dog Who Stopped The War" ("La Guerre des Tuques"), the much-loved Quebec kids’ film directed by André Mélançon, will open in China on April 1. Read More

Creative Artists Agency Re-Signs ‘Lost in Thailand’ Maker Xu Zheng

 /  News  / 
44-year-old actor, director, and screenwriter Xu Zheng is best known for his comedies "Lost in Thailand" and "Lost in Hong Kong." Read More

Another Story by Chinese Sci-Fi Writer Liu Cixin to Hit Screens

 /  News  / 
China’s best-known contemporary science fiction writer continues to sell, even as earlier productions stall. Chinese sci-fi novelist Liu Cixin is set to have another of his stories hit the big screen even as his more famous novel The Three Body Problem continues to languish in development limbo. Local media outlet Sina Entertainment reports that filming Read More

Chinese Company, Owner of Aston Villa Football Club, Interested in Millennium Pictures Buy

 /  News  / 
Recon Wenyuan Cable Co. is looking for its next big buy: Hollywood's Millennium Films, producers of "The Expendables" series, with a possible price tag of US$100 million, according to a Bloomberg report this week. Read More

Chinese Pop Culture Primer: What You Need to Know about TFBoys, China’s Most Popular “Fresh Meat”

 /  People  / 
Who are the TFBoys? What's so special about them? For a bunch of kids who aren't even 18, TFBoys are everywhere. Read More

China Censors Slash ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

 /  News  / 
For "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"’s local distributors, it’s a race against time. The Milla Jovovich-starrer already hit screens in North America on January 27, and pirated copies are already being circulated online. Read More

Box Office Revenue In China: How It Works

 /  Infographics  / 
The average cost of a movie ticket in China currently approximates RMB 35 ($5.10), from which RMB 3.3 ($0.48) is paid as a Value Added Tax (VAT)* RMB 5 ($0.73) is apportioned to the National Special Funds for the Development of Film. From the remaining RMB 26.7 ($3.89) RMB 11.48 ($1.67), or 43% gets divided Read More

South Korean Content Restrictions Continue in China

 /  News  / 
South Korea’s loss may be Japan’s gain as Chinese audiences’ tastes shift.  Unofficial restrictions on South Korean entertainment content are continuing, resulting in the cancellation of live performances, name changes of popular television shows, and giving an opportunity to an unlikely beneficiary: Japanese content producers. Korean soap operas and pop music acts enjoy enormous popularity Read More

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