Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

 /  News  / 
Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More

Chinese Director Huang Bin To Adapt Marc Levy’s ‘The Shadow Thief’

 /  News  / 
Chinese director Huang Bin has secured the rights to French bestselling author Marc Levy’s "The Shadow Thief," the author announced this week in Beijing. Read More

Streaming App CEO Sentenced to 42 Months for Lewd Content

 /  Legal  / 
A district court in Beijing has sentenced the CEO of QVOD, the company behind the now-defunct video-streaming application Kuaibo, to 42 months in prison and fined 1 million yuan (US$150,000). Read More

Wanda Qingdao Studio to Begin Partial Operations This Year

 /  News  / 
Wanda Group will open parts of what is set to be the world’s biggest movie studio this year, with some local media reports saying it could be as early as the end of September. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Chinese IP Film Adaptations

 /  News  / 
2016 seems destined to be the year that the Chinese IP film adaptation industry falls. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Star Trek’ Goes ‘Beyond’ for a Second Week

 /  Box Office  / 
Imported films from four different countries took the top seven spots at China’s box office this weekend. Read More

‘Breaking the Internet,’ China-Style: The Best Ways Brands are Leveraging Celebs Online

 /  People  / 
When it comes to a brand’s efforts to increase awareness and cultivate a desirable image, a new L2 report finds that China’s top celebrities remain a potent force in the era of social media. Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

 /  Legal  / 
In the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series, we discuss some of the things you can and should do if you are licensing content in China and wish to avoid an unpleasant copyright fate. Read More

The Import Rules Are Strict: Part 3 of the First CFI Guide

 /  Legal  / 
In the run-up to China’s joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, negotiators hit a wall over the number of international motion pictures China would allow inside its borders each year. Read More

China Studio To Make Chinese ‘Jack the Ripper’ Movie

 /  News  / 
Barely a week after a suspect in China’s most notorious serial murder case was apprehended, a new Chinese entertainment studio has announced it is bringing the story to the cinema screen. Read More

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