Headlines from China: China’s Meridian Entertainment Forms Strategic Partnership with The Blacklist

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Beijing-based Meridian Entertainment announced today that the company had formed a strategic partnership with The Blacklist, a leading online script marketplace. Read More

Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

 /  Interview  / 
Timeless themes are on Zhang’s mind these days as she tries to steer Alibaba Pictures—the film unit of China’s biggest e-commerce company—into a technologically evolving future. She set up shop in the Los Angeles area in 2016, tasked by CEO Jack Ma to develop Alibaba’s entertainment business and find stories to share with the content-hungry audience in China, soon to be the largest movie market in the world. Read More

Headlines from China: China Now Has about 10,000 Movie Theaters

 /  Headlines From China  / 
According to data released by China’s film bureau, the number of movie theaters in mainland China was 9,965 as of March, 2018. These 9,965 movie theaters offer 54,165 screens, pipping the United States, which had about 45,000 screens as of 2017. Read More

What Chinese Films to See at Tribeca Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and More

 /  Guide  / 
At the beginning of each month, CFI posts a comprehensive list of Chinese film screenings in NYC. Here is what to see in April. Read More

Alibaba Props up Its Gaming Unit by Acquiring Rights to Travel Frog

 /  Game  / 
Alibaba is serious about challenging Tencent and NetEase in the gaming arena and Travel Frog is another step in that direction. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba Acquires $740 Million Worth of Shares in Wanda Film

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Today, Wanda Film announced that the company's shareholder Wanda Investment had agreed to sell 90 million shares in the company to Alibaba's investment affiliate Hangzhou Zhenxi Investment. Read More

China Non Disclosure Agreements: Please Do Not Try This at Home

 /  Legal  / 
United States companies all too often make the mistake of trying to protect their intellectual property from China by using a U.S. style non-disclosure agreement (NDA). These agreements do not work for China. Chinese companies know this and so they willingly sign them. Read More

Confessions of a China Live Streamer

 /  People  / 
Having garnered a huge audience streaming on Momo, Yizhibo, Meipai, and Huajiao, Lauren Hallanan has the first-hand insights into China's live streaming sector. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Open in China Two Weeks Late 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will hit the big screen in North America on April 27 and in China on May 11. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, are set to greet fans in Shanghai Disneyland on April 19. Read More

China’s Short Video Platforms Face Backlash over “Vulgar Content”

 /  News  / 
Chinese internet community’s obsession with short videos has been giving regulators headaches, and popular streaming sites are under pressure to audit content that is being uploaded to their site. Read More

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