Headlines from China: China Box Office Crossed RMB 60 Billion in 2018

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China's film bureau just officially announced key numbers of the Chinese film market in 2018. According to the released info, China box office totaled 60.98 billion yuan in 2018, a 9.06% increase year-over-year. 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

Indie Flick “A Cool Fish” Crushes Box Office Expectations

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'A Cool Fish' — a small-budget production lacking A-list stars — shocked industry watchers by hitting the #1 spot of the nationwide box office over the weekend. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Reliance on Hollywood Increases Again  

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For China's film bureau, regulating the release of foreign films is always a balancing act. Read More

Chinese Indie Films Meet Hollywood at 2nd Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival

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In a town where China is mainly seen as the largest foreign market for American studios and filmmakers to capitalize upon, the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival has decided to bring a more nuanced China to people in Hollywood. Read More

Why Chinese Audiences May Not Go Crazy for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a hit, but its portrayal of Chinese culture may not resonate with audiences from the Chinese mainland. Read More

Headlines from China: These Hit 2018 Hollywood Movies Didn’t Make It To China

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In addition to Christopher Robin, there are several other hit Hollywood movies that didn’t make it to the middle kingdom this year. Read More

Trump, Tariffs, and Tinseltown

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The USTR has released a tentative list of 6,031 product categories that, in aggregate, allegedly represent $200B worth of Chinese imports. Included on this list, to the chagrin of almost everyone in the entertainment industry, is this category.... 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