CFI and China Hollywood Society Co-Present Web Panel “Film, Finance, And China” Jan 25

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Join the China Hollywood Society and China Film Insider for our second jointly hosted online event: a web panel discussing co-financing with China. Read More

Book Review: Hollywood Made in China

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Hollywood Made in China is an elegant account of Hollywood’s evolving engagements in China’s commercial film environment. Read More

Headlines from China: 2017 Wrap-up: Animated Films in China

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China is seeing the first box office dip for animated production in six years; ticket sales for all animated movies released in China totaled at around $7.2 billion, a $349 million decrease from 2016. Read More

Most Read Stories of 2017 on China Film Insider

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As the new year approaches, take a look back with us at the most read stories of 2017 on China Film Insider. Read More

China to Movie Theaters: We’ll Pay You to Show More Chinese Films

 /  Opinion  / 
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

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Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies.  Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

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Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? Read More

Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

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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

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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

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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