Fan Bing Bing’s International Business Lesson, Part 2

 /  Legal  / 
Like pretty much everyone on this planet I’m a Fan Bing Bing fan. That partially explains why this is my second post on her. But really, more than anything, I view her situation as salubrious for those who conduct business internationally. Read More

Entertainment Slowdown Hits Filmmakers’ Bottom Lines

 /  News  / 
Three major filmed entertainment firms forecast big profit declines in the first quarter, with two saying they fell into the red, as the industry suffers under the weight of a broader slowdown after years of breakneck growth. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry’s “New Big Four”

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Here is how the landscape of the Chinese film industry has changed over the past three years. Read More

Film Association Criticizes Government Tax Clawback Plan

 /  News  / 
China’s film director association has criticized a possible government move to ask entertainment companies to pay previously waived taxes. Read More

What It’s Really Like to Work in China’s Film Industry

 /  Headlines From China  / 
As large as it is, China can be a tough beast to understand. What is it like to actually work and make films in China’s entertainment industry? Hollywood veterans share their experiences and things to keep in mind when doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

 /  Interview  / 
Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry Forecast for 2018

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The 2018 movie box office is projected to reach $9.2 billion (60 billion yuan), with top three films each bringing in $461 million (3 billion yuan). Read More

Barco Joins Forces with China Film Co., Appotronics and CITICPE

 /  Money  / 
The joint venture will serve as the dedicated commercialization systems channel for each company’s products and services for the global cinema market excluding Mainland China. Read More

Hobnob in Hong Kong: CineAsia 2017 Places Special Focus on China

 /  News  / 
At CineAsia, attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. This year’s show will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 11-14. Read More

Doing Business in China: Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s history as the land of big bureaucracy, coupled with cultural sensitivities, have led many to believe the import process for movies and TV shows is quite arcane and convoluted when it’s actually relatively simple. Read More