Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

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Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. Read More

Headlines From China: Alibaba Now Holds Shares In All Major Film Companies

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Alibaba is currently a shareholder in multiple leading film companies across the Chinese film industry, covering the entire supply chain from funding, production to distribution.  Read More

Scott Ross in Beijing: “China is Making Big Mistakes”

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Chris Colman joined Digital Domain co-founder and visual effects pioneer Scott Ross to discuss China’s Hollywood ‘mistakes’, its quest to make global movies and the realities of VR. Read More

Deals Slide in China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Sector

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Mergers and acquisitions in China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector dropped in 2017, according to a new report. Read More

Headlines From China: Gao Xiaosong Talks About Plans to Form ‘Hollywood China Club’

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Gao Xiaosong, co-founder of Alibaba Music Group and chairman of Alibaba Entertainment Strategic Committee, proposed to change the way China partners with Hollywood by uniting companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Wanda and form a “Hollywood China Club.” Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba to Become the Controlling Shareholder of AcFun

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After a new round of financing and assets reorganization, Alibaba will own over 50 percent of AcFun, making Alibaba the controlling shareholder of this video-sharing site. Read More

Youku Signs Licensing Deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television

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As a result of the deals, subscribers to the Youku service will be able to watch hundreds of films from NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television’s respective libraries for no additional fee. Read More

How Jack Ma’s Tin-Eared Fans Reveal China’s Obsession With Celebrity Culture

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Online reaction to the e-commerce mogul’s pop duet proves that we love nothing more than to fawn over the wealthy. 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: More Money to be Burned by Chinese Video Platforms in 2018?

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As the online streaming sector has been seeing continual growth in advertising revenue and number of paid users, the leading platforms backed by giant tech companies, such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, seem to be willing to burn more money in 2018 to conquer the market. Read More