Headlines from China: Variety Shows and Brands Drop Wu Xiubo Amid ‘Break-up Fee’ Controversy

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Many variety shows that feature Wu have been canceled or will be reshot. Wu have also been removed from many brand websites as a brand ambassador Read More

CFI Interview: Rong Chen, CEO of Perfect World Pictures USA

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At the recent Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival, CFI spoke with Rong Chen on entertainment industry trends, Perfect World Pictures' content strategies, doing business with Hollywood, and more. Read More

Will The Next Co-production Blockbuster Come from Europe?

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The enthusiasm for co-production has likely been enhanced by the success of The Meg, as evidenced by the great turnout of Bridging The Dragon's recent Sino-European Co-production Lab, which took place from November 11-14 in Beijing. Read More

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: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Won’t Be A China Co-production

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Recently, Disney’s upcoming live action film Mulan was registered with China’s Film Bureau. According to information released by the bureau, the film was registered as a “Chinese-assisting production” instead of “Chinese co-production.” Read More

Headlines from China: Italian Director Cristiano Bortone to Adapt Yan Geling’s ‘The Secret Talker’ 

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It's announced at the 71st Cannes Film Festival that Italian director Cristiano Bortone will direct Chinese writer Yan Geling's novel "The Secret Talker." Bortone will start shooting the film in 2019 with a Chinese actress playing the female lead and an American actor playing the male lead. Read More

How to Find Opportunities in China’s Film Industry, From a European Perspective

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Cristiano Bortone, Managing Director of Bridging The Dragon, spoke to CFI on the founding of the organization, co-production trends, the group's newly launched initiative, and its upcoming event at the Cannes Film Festival. Read More

The Future of Content: US and China Shift the Paradigm

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User experience is shaping the way content is being created, distributed and consumed. The future of storytelling is drastically changing, and being led by countries with the largest media consuming populations, from being featured on the big screen to now being played in the palm of our hands. Read More

Headlines from China: eOne to Open Peppa Pig World Theme Parks in China by 2019

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eOne, the IP rights holder of British animated series Peppa Pig, recently announced that the company planned to open Peppa Pig World theme parks in China by 2019. The theme parks will be operated by Merlin Entertainment Group, which also operates Legoland and Madame Tussauds 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