Headlines from China: Zhang Ziyi to Be The First Mentor from Asia for Cannes Cinema Masterclass 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On May 8, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival announced the lineup of this year's Cinema Masterclass. Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has been invited as the first "master" from Asia to lead masterclass activities. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Pictures to Promote James Cameron’s ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Tencent Pictures co-financed and co-produced Terminator: Dark Fate, which is a trilogy of stories. For its theatrical release in China, Tencent Pictures will provide marketing support. Read More

Bad Romance: Understanding China’s New-Look Traditionalists

 /  Opinion  / 
From swarming unfaithful husbands to rewriting ‘Titanic,’ China’s ‘Three Outlooks Party’ is looking out for the country’s morals. Read More

Headlines from China: Universal Studios Beijing to Open in 2021

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Universal Studios Beijing (or "Universal Beijing Resort"), co-invested by Universal Studios and Beijing Tourism Group, will open in the spring of 2021. Read More

Headlines from China: 80% of Movie Theme Parks Are Losing Money

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Before 2018, movie theme park was a trendy sector that many top film companies, such as Huayi Brothers, Beijing Enlight Media and Wanda Pictures, were eager to tap into. That's not the case anymore. Read More

Binge-watching, China Style

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Shows like “Story of Yanxi Palace” empower Chinese viewers frustrated with their own lives, if only for the length of an episode. Read More

Headlines From China: Feng Xiaogang’s Scenes Deleted from Jia Zhangke’s ‘Ash Is Purest White’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The theatrical screening permit of "Ash Is Purest White" shows that its total running time is 136 minutes, which is 6 minutes shorter than the version screened at Cannes Film Festival. Scenes that star Chinese director and actor Feng Xiaogang have been eliminated from the film. Read More

Headlines from China: A Short History of Tencent Pictures

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As Tencent Pictures turns three, we take a look at what this company has achieved over the past three years. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent’s E-book Unit to Acquire New Classics Media for Up to $2.25 B

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On August 13, Tencent's e-book unit China Literature announces that the company is in a deal to acquire film & TV production company New Classics Media (NCM) for up to $2.25 billion. Upon completion of the acquisition, New Classics Media will become China Literature's wholly-owned subsidiary. Read More

China Copyrights: Hello Mr. Billionaire and Public Domain Material

 /  Legal  / 
As of December 31, 2018, the works of any author who died in 1968 will arguably be in the public domain in China. That’s a lot of potential material coming on the market. The larger question is whether Hollywood will view this as a threat, an opportunity, or both. Read More

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