Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

Headlines from China: Does the Success of ‘The Foreigner’ Indicate a Brighter Future for Co-Productions?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Along with a successful theatrical run in China, British-Chinese co-production 'The Foreigner' opened in North America on October 13, and has raked in $12.8 million during its opening weekend, ranking No. 3 in this region. Read More

What’s Next for Wanda?

 /  Opinion  / 
Something’s amiss when China’s richest man isn’t able to do overseas deals. Read More

China Blocks Dalian Wanda from Completing Overseas Deals: Report

 /  Money  / 
China is reportedly restricting the completion of six overseas deals by Wanda Group as part of a broader crackdown on offshore investments. Read More

TCB in RMB: Wanda Reports Half-Year Income Jump

 /  Money  / 
Dalian Wanda Group, China’s property, and entertainment giant, reported overall revenue of RMB 134.9 billion (US$19.8 billion) for the first six months of 2017, an increase of 12.4 percent year-on-year. Read More

‘Pokémon’ To Hit Chinese Cinema Screens For The First Time In 20 Years

 /  News  / 
Pokémon, the iconic Japanese animation franchise with a global following, looks set to hit Chinese cinema screens for the first time in 20 years as relations between China and Japan continue to thaw. Read More

China’s Biggest Movie Mogul Doesn’t Go to the Movies

 /  News  / 
Wang Jianlin “only goes to the cinema once a year, with his mother," according to a Financial Times report this week which cited an associate of the Dalian Wanda Group CEO. Read More

Wanda Cinemas Rebrands as Wanda Film Holding, 2016 Profit Up 15 Percent

 /  News  / 
Wanda Cinemas' name change indicates that the company still intends on reorganizing its entertainment assets after it shelved those plans late last year, when regulators expressed concern over the financial viability of the change. Read More

Despite 2016 Slowdown, Wanda’s Zeng Predicts Strong China Cinema Growth

 /  Box Office  / 
The president of the world's largest cinema exhibitor said earlier this week that he expects the growth of China's cinema market to resume double-digit growth despite expanding less than four percent in 2016. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

 /  Money  / 
Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More