Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

Curtain Falls on Paramount-Huahua $1 Billion Film Tie-Up

 /  Money  / 
Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

Startup Hopes Hollywood Sparkle Can Win Applause for Chinese Theme Parks

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Many of China’s homegrown theme parks lack these pop culture credentials, meaning they struggle to compete with foreign rivals fond of film tie-ins. But a three-month-old Chinese company has announced an ambitious plan to change the script. Read More

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

Headlines from China: How Did Ghosts Disappear from Chinese Films?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
If you go to a movie theater in China to see a so-called "Ghost Movie," most likely, you will see humans pretending to be ghosts or paranoid people worrying about ghosts. So how did ghosts disappear from Chinese films? Read More

Headlines from China: Would You Pay to Smell a Movie?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Creating scents to accompany movies is what the Hangzhou-based VR and digital media company Scent Realm did for recent releases, such as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Once Upon A Time’, and ‘Midnight Diner 2’. Read More

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ and the Future of Imported Films in China

 /  Opinion  / 
Hollywood is in the midst of negotiating the terms of foreign films’ market access to China. This movie – this particular movie – couldn’t have come at a better time for China. Read More

Disney ‘Mulan’ Redux Pushed to 2019

 /  News  / 
With the shadow of "Wonder Woman" possibly now looming over her, Disney's live-action production of "Mulan" will now likely premiere in late 2019. Read More

Chinese Filmmaker Lu Chuan To Co-Produce Hollywood Sci-Fi Film

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Lu Chuan will co-produce a futuristic sci-fi film with Hollywood about mechanic dragons in a steel town to be directed by Kevin Greutert of the Saw series. Read More