Wanda And Tencent Team Up To Develop IP

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Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese real estate giant Dalian Wanda, is teaming up with tech giant Tencent to develop intellectual property (IP) across a range of platforms. Read More

TCB in RMB: Great Wall Buys Gu Changwei’s Premiere Age

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Some big deals in film and television in our weekly wrap of China entertainment investment and M&A activity. Read More

TCB in RMB: Alibaba Forges a Stronger Alliance with Pokemon

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Alibaba Pictures, the film arm of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, launched an immersive experience park in Hangzhou, where Alibaba is headquartered. Read More

TCB in RMB: Wanda Invests in Bona to Strengthen its Domination

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Wanda Cinema Line, the world’s biggest cinema chain operator, is buying a 1.875 percent stake in private-owned Bona Film Group for RMB 300 million (US$43.51 million), the companies announced Monday. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line To Acquire 1.9 Percent Stake In Bona Film Group

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New Bona cinemas -- including both newly constructed and newly purchased cinemas -- will now become a part of Wanda Cinema Line, according to the agreement. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

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

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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

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

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The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

China-Hollywood Deals: Not So Fast

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It would be a mistake to assume this is just a temporary hiccup and that Chinese companies will be back investing huge amounts in Hollywood in a few months. China still has a ton of money, but for the foreseeable future, the money is staying in China. Read More

Billion-Dollar China Deal for Dick Clark Productions in Jeopardy: Reports

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The deal could still happen, but would get a hard look from the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Read More