‘Baby Driver’ Passes Chinese Censorship

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Sony Picture’s "Baby Driver," the jukebox musical-action-crime-comedy film written and directed by Edgar Wright, has been approved to show in Chinese cinemas, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date is yet to be announced. Read More

Paramount to Issue Longer, China-Only ‘Transformers’ Cut?

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"Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth film in the series, appears to have an extra two minutes in its Chinese version. Read More

China-Censored Version of ‘Alien: Covenant’ Has Next to No Alien in It

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Chinese news is reporting that Ridley Scott's sequel to the long-running Alien franchise is six minutes shorter than the international version. Read More

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Passes China Censorship

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Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, reportedly France’s biggest-budgeted production ever, has been approved for cinemas in China, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date has yet to be announced. Read More

TCB in RMB: Alibaba Forges a Stronger Alliance with Pokemon

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Alibaba Pictures, the film arm of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, launched an immersive experience park in Hangzhou, where Alibaba is headquartered. Read More

STX Entertainment CEO Hints at IPO

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STX Entertainment, the Hollywood start-up studio backed by Chinese investors, could be headed for an IPO to help the company expand more aggressively in the near future. Read More

Fan Bingbing Calls On Chinese Filmmakers To Support Arthouse Cinemas

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing called on Chinese filmmakers to become more actively engaged in building a domestic arthouse cinema scene in the world’s second-largest entertainment market. Read More

Five Takeaways for Luxury Brands from Political Celebrity Missteps in China

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Many Chinese celebrities, when attending overseas events, have become increasingly politically sensitive about certain issues including China’s position vis-a-vis Tibet (and the Dalai Lama), Japan, and Taiwan. Read More

Local China Producer Begs Exhibitors to Fend off ‘Pirates’

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Increased competition from foreign films is starting to rankle local filmmakers, with one prominent producer pleading with exhibitors to not “let local films die at the starting line." Read More

CAA, Bona Film Group Launch $150 Million Film Fund with ‘Midway’

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Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Bona Film Group will kick off a US$150 million film production fund with an investment in blockbuster director Roland Emmerich's upcoming "Midway," the two companies announced Friday. Read More