Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Shoot ‘Skyscraper’ in China in August

 /  News  / 
Dwayne Johnson will star in "Skyscraper," which the actor declared will start shooting in August for a July 13, 2018 North American release, to be produced by Universal Studios and Dalian Wanda Group-owned Legendary Pictures. Read More

Jia Zhangke Launches Pingyao ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ International Film Festival

 /  News  / 
Speaking at a press conference at the China Film Directors Center in Beijing on Thursday, Jia Zhangke said his new "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" film festival represented a dream come true. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Beauty’ Looks Like a Beast

 /  Box Office  / 
The official release announcement for Beauty and the Beast came way back on January 24, and the rare two-month interlude has given Disney ample time to unleash a local promotional blitz aimed at young Chinese unfamiliar with the original animation. Read More

Alibaba Integrates Cultural, Entertainment Resources in Strategic Partnership with Alibaba Pictures

 /  News  / 
Alibaba Group, aggressive in seeking new growth engines amid the country’s economic slowdown, has been ramping up efforts to make inroads into the country’s entertainment industry in recent years. Read More

The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

 /  Legal  / 
The tax bureau of Beijing’s Chaoyang District has urged one unidentified live-streaming platform to pay back taxes of RMB 60 million (US$8.7 million), Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. Read More

What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity

 /  News  / 
As someone who grew up in China, how am I supposed to talk about, say, the allegedly irrational Taiwan nostalgia for Japanese rule? Or colonial symbols? Read More

Chinese-Korean Co-Pro Halted over THAAD Fallout

 /  News  / 
A Chinese-Korean co-production starring actress Zhang Ziyi has become the latest casualty of China’s crackdown on all things South Korean as the fallout between the two countries over the THAAD anti-missile system continues. Read More

How Many Import Slots Does Each Studio Get?

 /  Infographics  / 
Many casual observers of the Chinese film industry and even some working within it believe quota spots are given out evenly amongst Hollywood studios, yet data shows that a studio’s output in China can vary widely from year-to-year. Read More

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

In ‘Maineland,’ Chinese High School Kids Live the American Dream

 /  News  / 
The director of Maineland, Wang Miao, knows the children’s struggles all too well. Wang grew up in Beijing and, at the age of 12, immigrated to the U.S. with her family. Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY BRIEF

Sign up for our newsletter right now to have breaking news and the best stories of China Film Insider delivered to you.