Headlines from China: Alibaba Pictures and Entertainment One to Co-produce ‘Peppa Pig’ Movie

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British cartoon character Peppa Pig will become the protagonist of an upcoming movie co-produced by Alibaba Pictures. Currently, Alibaba Pictures and Entertainment One, the IP rights holder of Peppa Pig, have registered the project as a co-production with China's film bureau. Read More

Headlines from China: From ‘Dying to Survive’ to ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout,’ Is Alibaba The Biggest Winner This Summer? 

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It seems that Alibaba Pictures is on track to become the biggest winner this summer, not just in China, but possibly around the world. Read More

China Movies Gone in 48 Hours: Asura and Schadenfreude

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The real lesson from Asura, and the reason I think its implosion will ultimately prove to be a good thing, is that it shows the Chinese film industry is maturing. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Dying to Survive’ Crosses $45.2 Million On Opening Day 

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Chinese comedy-drama film Dying to Survive opened on July 5 with 51% of screen share. As of 8 p.m. (Beijing Time), the film has earned over 300 million yuan ($45.2 million). Read More

Headlines from China: How Does China Discover and Support Emerging Filmmakers?

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As the Chinese film market continues to grow, it has become a consensus that cultivating the next generation of filmmakers is one of the most pressing issues faced by China's film industry. Read More

Headlines from China: Wong Kar-wai Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard University

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On May 24, Harvard University awarded seven honorary degrees on its commencement day. Among the seven recipients, famed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai received Doctor's degree in Arts. This makes Wong the first Asian filmmaker who receives such an honor from Harvard. Read More

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