Headlines from China: How Chinese Conglomerates Fail to Conquer the Local Film Market

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With a string of collapsed investment deals attracting attention in 2017, many people believe that the Chinese government's tightened control over overseas investments hinder Chinese conglomerates' expansions in the entertainment industry. But is it true? Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Jackie’ Scores China Release Date

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American biographical drama film ‘Jackie’ has been scheduled to release across China on January 19. Chinese company Bliss Media is one of the producers of the film. Read More

Headlines from China: AMC Entertainment Holdings Considers IPO for Its European Cinemas

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For Wanda Group, AMC’s parent company, being able to raise funds outside China might be a relief, as moving money out of China is certainly difficult and stressful at the moment. Read More

International Co-production of Chinese Documentary Development

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In the past few years, China’s growth has attracted global attention and international co-production of Chinese documentaries have increased in the international market. Read More

Jason Statham Linked to New China Crime Movie

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Plans for "Demon Hunter" were unveiled in Beijing on Thursday at an event attended by Chinese film officials and police representatives as well as the project’s director JJ Perry and producer Bill Borden. Read More

China Newspaper Calls Production Gap with Hollywood ‘Embarrassing’

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A China nationalist, state-run newspaper editorial has decried the quality of film production in the country and called the gap between foreign movies and Chinese ones "embarrassing." Read More

Book Excerpt: ‘Hollywood Made in China’ by Aynne Kokas

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Hollywood Made in China, a new book by Aynne Kokas, published next week by the University of California Press, represents one of the first wide-ranging attempts to wrap its arms around the complexity and scope of everything that China Film Insider reports on daily:  the rapid growth of China’s commercial film market; Chinese investment in Read More

China Raises India Film Quota after ‘Buddies,’ ‘Yoga’

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Looks like Wang Baoqiang and Jackie Chan are China’s new cinematic ambassadors to India.  The box office performance of two Chinese films set in India has led to China’s film regulators granting the world’s second most populous nation two more titles in the annual 34-movie import quota in the world’s second-largest cinema market. With Wang Read More

2016 Sets Record for Co-Production Permits in China

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China film officials approved a record number of co-production permits in 2016. China’s State Administration of Press and Publications, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) issued an all-time high number of co-production permits in 2016, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. The majority of the 89 permits were for productions from Hong Kong, with 54, Read More

German Films Look for China Opportunities in Hollywood’s Shadow

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The fourth Festival of German Cinema opens Friday in Beijing, part of a three-city, 13-day showcase of films produced by German directors and studios that will also visit Chengdu and Shenzhen. Read More