Disney Denies Involvement in ‘Walt Disney Zhengzhou Project’

 /  News  / 
Disney in China has denied any involvement in a Disney-themed project currently being planned in central China, even as a company linked to a senior Disney employee appears to have completed deals with local governments to do exactly that. Read More

Bona Film Group Signs 30-Theater Deal with IMAX

 /  News  / 
IMAX added to its backlog of upcoming theater builds, just days after announcing a record number of new signings but decreased profit for 2016. Read More

Chinese Tech Giants Team up to Open a VR Film Contest to End VR Winter

 /  Technology  / 
Has winter come to virtual reality in China? Among the 11 virtual reality companies listed on China’s NEEQ , only two companies recorded a profit. Read More

Bérénice Reynaud on The Greatest Chinese Films

 /  Reprint  / 
Bérénice Reynaud is a pioneering explorer of Chinese film, someone who since the 1980s has led readers in the West to new discoveries and understanding about Chinese directors, their work and the system in which it is produced. Read More

Berlin: Production Seminar Brings Together Euro-seekers, Chinese Experts

 /  News  / 
The annual Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale has historically been an important Western platform for Chinese films. For the past few years at the festival, a Berlin-based association, Bridging the Dragon and the European Film Market have sponsored events designed to further the cause of European films and co-productions that can Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Fan Bingbing/范冰冰

 /  People  / 
Over the past decade, Fan Bingbing has developed a shrewd eye for material, appearing in some three or four films per year, balancing artistic and commercial interests to maintain both bank balance and critical credibility. Read More

IMAX China Blames 2016 Box Office Slowdown for Profit Drop

 /  News  / 
IMAX China Holding Inc. saw profits fall 13 percent in 2016, dipping even the three percent growth that China's box office experienced during the year, the company announced Friday. Read More

On Screen China: Gamer’s Delight — ‘Resident Evil’ vs. ‘Assassin’s Creed’

 /  Box Office  / 
“Has the Chinese market become a dumping ground for Hollywood’s trash?” wondered a recent Beijing Daily headline, a question both apt and timely. Last summer’s computer game fantasy adaptation, Warcraft, produced by Dalian Wanda-owned Legendary Pictures, with financing from heavyweights China Film Group, Tencent, and Huayi Brothers, skyrocketed to $220 million to become China’s third highest-grossing Read More

Recon Buys Majority Stake in Millennium Films for US$100 Million

 /  Money  / 
The announcement ends rumors that a deal for that amount was being negotiated, although initial speculation indicated that price was more likely for a complete buy-out of Los Angeles-based Millennium. Read More

The Complicated Relationship between Tech Markets and Streaming Regulations in China

 /  News  / 
China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) now requires social media providers to obtain a special license in order to broadcast video or audio. Read More

BOX OFFICE BEST

20-26 February
FILMS THIS WEEK GROSS WEEK NO.
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER 93.9 93.9 1
XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE 19.0 152.2 3
ASSASSIN'S CREED 17.2 17.2 1
SING 12.0 23.7 2
LA LA LAND 6.1 30.4 2
Results: ARTISAN GATEWAY (US$ M)

MONEY ON THE MOVE

YAHOO! FINANCE
NAME PRICE CHANGE CHANGE %
IMAX $31.85 -0.77 -2.38%
BONA $13.63 0.00 0.00%
300027 $10.49 0.21 2.04%
RENN $1.65 -0.01 -0.90%
SINA $69.08 -0.64 -0.92%

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