‘Ghost In The Shell’ Passes Chinese Censors

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The live-action remake of the of the 1995 Japanese anime classic hits screens in North America on 31 March, but it's unclear if it will get a coveted day-an-date release in China. Read More

Web Celeb Detained for Redirecting Fans’ Calls to Police Hotline

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A Chinese internet celebrity recently found out that fame has its price — especially when your phone number is leaked to millions of idolatrous fans. Read More

IMAX China Blames 2016 Box Office Slowdown for Profit Drop

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IMAX China Holding Inc. saw profits fall 13 percent in 2016, dipping even the three percent growth that China's box office experienced during the year, the company announced Friday. Read More

Recon Buys Majority Stake in Millennium Films for US$100 Million

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The announcement ends rumors that a deal for that amount was being negotiated, although initial speculation indicated that price was more likely for a complete buy-out of Los Angeles-based Millennium. Read More

The Complicated Relationship between Tech Markets and Streaming Regulations in China

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China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) now requires social media providers to obtain a special license in order to broadcast video or audio. Read More

French-Canadian Animation ‘Snowstorm!’ Gets China Release

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"Snowstorm!," a 3D animated take on "The Dog Who Stopped The War" ("La Guerre des Tuques"), the much-loved Quebec kids’ film directed by André Mélançon, will open in China on April 1. Read More

Chinese Company, Owner of Aston Villa Football Club, Interested in Millennium Pictures Buy

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Recon Wenyuan Cable Co. is looking for its next big buy: Hollywood's Millennium Films, producers of "The Expendables" series, with a possible price tag of US$100 million, according to a Bloomberg report this week. Read More

China Censors Slash ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

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For "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"’s local distributors, it’s a race against time. The Milla Jovovich-starrer already hit screens in North America on January 27, and pirated copies are already being circulated online. Read More

South Korean Content Restrictions Continue in China

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South Korea’s loss may be Japan’s gain as Chinese audiences’ tastes shift.  Unofficial restrictions on South Korean entertainment content are continuing, resulting in the cancellation of live performances, name changes of popular television shows, and giving an opportunity to an unlikely beneficiary: Japanese content producers. Korean soap operas and pop music acts enjoy enormous popularity Read More

US Football Popularity Peaks in China as Super Bowl Watched by Record 7.5M Viewers

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Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing's Super Bowl commercial for the popular empire-building video game Evony happened to cause a bigger sensation than the game itself on Chinese media. Read More