Headlines from China: These Three Genres Unlikely to Thrive in China

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On April 19, a panel on screenwriting took place at the Beijing International Film Festival. Top screenwriters and industry executives talk about the current state and future development of genre films in China. Read More

Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

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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: Disney’s Live Action ‘Mulan’ Pushed to 2020

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The release date of Disney's upcoming live-action film Mulan has been pushed to March 27, 2020, according to a recent announcement from the company. The announcement came along with a slew of other film updates, including that Avengers: Infinity War will be moved up a week. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba Pictures to Globally Release Jack Ma’s Short Film Gong Shou Dao 

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Gong Shou Dao stars Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and some of the world's most legendary martial art masters, such as Jet Li, Wu Jing, and Donnie Yen. The film was released in China in late 2017 and has been viewed over 170 M+ times. Read More

Headlines from China: Sci-fi Fan Barack Obama Meets Chinese Novelist Liu Cixin in Beijing 

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At the recent Global Education Summit in Beijing, former U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin whose science fiction novel 'The Three-Body Problem' reportedly influenced Obama's presidency. Read More

Headlines from China: Yu Yongfu Officially Resigns from Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group 

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Yu Yongfu will officially step down as the Chairman of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group on December 1. Meanwhile, Yu is assigned as the head of eWTP, a new strategic investment unit to be established by Alibaba Group. Read More

Headlines From China: Tough Journey Ahead For Alibaba’s Entertainment Segment, With or Without Yu Yongfu

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It's evident that Alibaba's entertainment arm is facing various challenges, with or without Yu Yongfu. Read More

Jack Ma’s Potential Successor Reportedly to Step Down as Alibaba Pictures CEO

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Despite the buzz, the circulation of this rumor reflects the troubles Alibaba Pictures is facing: mediocre performance of a unit where the parent company had placed high hopes (and money) on. Read More

Headlines from China: Why China’s 110 Million Yuan for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’  is Somehow Embarrassing 

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Disney/Pixar's 'Cars 3' has raked in 110 million yuan in China after one week in release, which doesn't look shabby if we don't mention the animation is produced by Pixar. Read More

Headlines from China: Is IP Losing Its Magic in China?

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While China's film industry is obsessed with IP, this year's most successful films such as 'Wolf Warriors 2', 'Paths of the Soul' and 'Twenty Two' are not based on popular IPs. Read More