Shanghai-Based Film Platform Cinemq Talks Beijing and Shanghai Queer Cinema

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The Beijinger had the opportunity to speak to Matthew Baren, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Shanghai-based Cinemq, a collective of Chinese, British, and American queers with a passion for cinema, about the differences between the Shanghai and Beijing queer scenes, and their favorite queer films. 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

Attention Hollywood: China’s Top Model Wants to Act

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After over a decade of dominating catwalks and fashion shoots, 29-year-old Chinese superstar model Liu Wen treats the next phase of her career with a great deal of solemnity. Read More

China Defamation Law – Based on a (Mostly) True Story

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There's a reason you don't see many biopics in China, despite its long and rich history. 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

Qiu Yang Becomes First Chinese Director To Win Short Film Palme d’Or

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Director Qiu Yang became the first Chinese filmmaker to win the prestigious Palme d’Or for best short film at the 70th Cannes Film Festival awards on Sunday. 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

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

‘Lost City of Z’ Trims Runtime to Take on ‘Wonder Woman’

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Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street’s "The Lost City of Z" has had a quarter of its run time slashed in order to screen in China, the world’s second largest entertainment market. Read More