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 

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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

Headlines from China: Tencent Acquires Stake in Hollywood Studio Skydance Media

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Hollywood studio Skydance Media has inked a deal with Tencent to sell a little less than 10 percent of its stake to the Chinese tech giant. Read More

Headlines From China: Gao Xiaosong Talks About Plans to Form ‘Hollywood China Club’

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Gao Xiaosong, co-founder of Alibaba Music Group and chairman of Alibaba Entertainment Strategic Committee, proposed to change the way China partners with Hollywood by uniting companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Wanda and form a “Hollywood China Club.” Read More

China’s New Ruling on Marriage Law May Save Late Media Tycoon’s Wife from Debt

 /  Legal  / 
In 2014, a Beijing court ordered Jin Yan, the widow of Chinese media tycoon Li Ming, to pay $31.12 million to an investor who lent 450 million yuan to her late husband’s Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Productions. Read More

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

 /  Book Review  / 
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