China Box Office: ‘Chinese Odyssey Part 3’ Crosses $50 Million

 /  Box Office  / 
Holdovers from last week’s Mid-Autumn Festival retained their grasp on China’s box office this weekend, clipping the wings of Warner Bros’ day-and-date animation "Storks." Read More

China Law Answers: Do I Need Permits for My Independent Film?

 /  Legal  / 
Can I just take my cast and crew a low-budget, independent movie to shoot in China without bothering with permits? Read More

A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

 /  Legal  / 
As China’s film industry continues to boom, shining as a bright spot in a largely troubled economy, the imperative for transparent governance will only grow. Read More

Wanda and Sony Team Up for 2017’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

 /  News  / 
Billionaire Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda reportedly is close to a major motion-picture team-up with Sony. Read More

Statham vs. Cruise: ‘The Mechanic’ Gets Same China Release Date as ‘Jack Reacher 2’

 /  News  / 
American action thriller film "The Mechanic 2: Resurrection" just nabbed a China cinematic release for October 21 – the same date as rival action flick "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." Read More

Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’

 /  News  / 
Chinese actress Jing Tian (景甜) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" sequel. Read More

Stan Lee Creates New Superhero ‘Monkey Master’ for China-India Co-pro

 /  News  / 
Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee and his long-time collaborator Sharad Devarajan are teaming up to launch "Monkey Master" as a new superhero drawing on the myths of China and India. Read More

CFI Interview: Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX

 /  People  / 
For Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX, the US cinema certification company founded by George Lucas and engineers at Lucasfilm, Chinese audience reaction is a sign of Chinese moviegoers' increased sophistication. Read More

China Box Office: 2016 Fails to Eclipse 2015’s Mid-Autumn Festival Take

 /  Box Office  / 
The top four spots at this week’s Chinese box office were captured by four new local-language films, all released to coincide with China’s three-day Mid-Autumn Festival. Read More

China Has Finally Seen Explosive Growth in Short Original Videos

 /  News  / 
To be relevant in the China market, user-generated video sites turned to TV shows, movies, and more recently original shows, with a business model close to Hulu’s. Read More

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