Danish filmmaker Bille August to Chair Beijing Film Festival Competition Jury

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The Oscar-winning director has forged close ties with the Chinese film industry in recent years, opening a studio in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and serving as a “culture consultant” for the city. Read More

326 Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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China’s media watchdog released a full list of the offending theaters alongside steep fines and suspensions related to the extent of their fraud. Read More

How Much Have The Hollywood Studios Earned In China?

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Disney easily leads all Hollywood studios in China largely thanks to the success of its Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More

Serbian Director Emir Kusturica to Headline Beijing Film Festival ‘One Belt, One Road’ Section

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Maverick Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will headline the “One Belt, One Road” section of the this year’s Beijing International Film Festival. Read More

New Talent: The Afghan Bruce Lee (Video)

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That strange truth-fiction thing strikes again: if you were to ask a screenwriter to contrive a Dickensian figure for the post-9/11 action-movie generation, they would not be able to top Abbas Alizada. Alizada, the youngest of ten children raised in the hardscrabble, war-torn streets of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, discovered the classic kung fu movies of Bruce Lee as a teenager, and dedicated himself to becoming a martial arts champion in Lee's image. Read More

Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr. Bean’ Cameo in ‘Funny Comedian’ Released

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In an idea that sounds about as gut-busting as its Chinglish title, Rowan Atkinson has Mr. Bean, two years after the character seemingly "died" in Mr. Bean: Funeral. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

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Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

China Box Office: First Place For ‘Beauty’ Still Less Than Best

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With typical press-release hype, the studio has trumpeted Beauty and the Beast’s China debut as the “biggest ever Disney Live Action opening weekend of all-time,” but that would seem to forget that last April, The Jungle Book opened to $50.3 million in China, nearly $10 million more. So, make that "second-biggest ever." Read More

‘Dunkirk’ Probably Won’t Be Cut by Chinese Censors Thanks to Harry Styles

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Nolan’s epic war thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold got an official MPAA rating of PG-13 Thursday. Read More

China Shows It Knows about Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Gay Moment

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China’s media watchdog has been busy chopping away at shots and scenes it doesn’t like recently, taking the scissors to seven minutes of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and 14 minutes of Logan. Read More

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