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

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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

Wanda Quietly Launches Qingdao Movie Metropolis

 /  News  / 
On April 28, Wang Jianlin and Wanda formally opened their Qingdao Movie Metropolis, a massive complex featuring 30 film studios, a theme park, shopping mall, luxury hotels, and even a yacht club and international hospital. Read More

Hollywood Blockbusters Do Better in China Than U.S. in Recent Weeks

 /  News  / 
In recent weeks, several Hollywood blockbusters have done better in China than at home, with the latest example being action-adventure flick “Rampage,” which runs on the star power of Dwayne Johnson. Read More

Rob Cohen: The Fast and Furious Movie Business

 /  Interview  / 
Rob Cohen Talks about his filmmaking journey, the success of "The Fast and Furious" in China, and his future co-production project. Read More

‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

 /  News  / 
Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Lost in Thailand’ Sentenced to a Fine of 5 Million RMB for Unfair Competition

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Lost in Thailand, a hit Chinese comedy directed by Xu Zheng, has been sentenced by The Supreme People's Court of PRC to a fine of 5 million yuan ($796,000) for unfair competition. The film was released in 2012 and went on to make over $20 million at the Chinese box office. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian Film ‘Hindi Medium’ Won Over China’s Middle Class Moviegoers

 /  Headlines From China  / 
As China continues to develop economically, the relationship between education and social mobility becomes a major social issue concerning every Chinese parent. The anxiety depicted in "Hindi Medium" is something that Chinese people, especially middle-class parents, can strongly relate to. Read More

Why Chinese Filmgoers Don’t Buy Hollywood’s Values Anymore

 /  Opinion  / 
"Until about 10 years ago, in the absence of a well-articulated set of national and cultural values, Hollywood stories and the ethics they promoted were aspirational to many Chinese. But now, we’re tired of them. They strike us as conventional at best, irrelevant at worst." Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Meridian Entertainment Forms Strategic Partnership with The Blacklist

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Beijing-based Meridian Entertainment announced today that the company had formed a strategic partnership with The Blacklist, a leading online script marketplace. Read More