Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

 /  Interview  / 
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

Headlines from China: Alibaba Acquires $740 Million Worth of Shares in Wanda Film

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Today, Wanda Film announced that the company's shareholder Wanda Investment had agreed to sell 90 million shares in the company to Alibaba's investment affiliate Hangzhou Zhenxi Investment. Read More

Actor and Restaurant Owner Michael Chow on Being Chinese in Hollywood

 /  People  / 
As Mr. Chow celebrates its 50th anniversary, Michael Chow spoke to CFI about Hollywood, art, life, and being Chinese. Read More

What It’s Really Like to Work in China’s Film Industry

 /  Headlines From China  / 
As large as it is, China can be a tough beast to understand. What is it like to actually work and make films in China’s entertainment industry? Hollywood veterans share their experiences and things to keep in mind when doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Read More

Headlines from China: Hollywood’s Localization in China: What Works, What Doesn’t

 /  Headlines From China  / 
This article analyzes four major strategies Hollywood often uses to localize films for the Chinese market. Find out what works and what doesn't. Read More

Elaine Chin: Digital’s Impact on Hollywood-China Entertainment

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
How blockbusters and digital platforms are changing Hollywood’s relationship with China. Read More

Making Films that Chinese Audiences Want to See

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Understanding the nuances of Chinese culture and people can make or break a movie. Read More

Headlines from China: Which Provinces in China Love Foreign Films the Most? 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Along with the development of China's film industry and Chinese moviegoers' ever-changing tastes, foreign films overall perform better and better in China over the past three years. But which provinces in China love foreign films the most? Read More

Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

 /  Opinion  / 
The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Headlines From China: Perfect World To Transfer $262 Million Worth Of Cinema Businesses 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Researchers believe that the rising number of cinema screens has exceeded the actual demand, while online video platforms see continued growth in the number of users. Focusing on content-based products will likely make Perfect World more competitive. Read More