Headlines from China: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Set for July 20 China Release 

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American action film Skyscraper, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will be released in China on July 20. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Sports Film Become a Popular Genre in China? 

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Over the past five years, sports films had a hard time gaining popularity in China. Yet the success of Indian sports drama "Dangal" seems to have reignited Chinese filmmakers' interest in this genre. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ Scores June 29 China Release

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"Escape Plan 2: Hades," an upcoming action film that stars Sylvester Stallone, Huang Xiaoming, and Dave Bautista, has been scheduled to release in China on June 29. Read More

Headlines from China: Italian Director Cristiano Bortone to Adapt Yan Geling’s ‘The Secret Talker’ 

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It's announced at the 71st Cannes Film Festival that Italian director Cristiano Bortone will direct Chinese writer Yan Geling's novel "The Secret Talker." Bortone will start shooting the film in 2019 with a Chinese actress playing the female lead and an American actor playing the male lead. Read More

Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

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Timeless themes are on Zhang’s mind these days as she tries to steer Alibaba Pictures—the film unit of China’s biggest e-commerce company—into a technologically evolving future. She set up shop in the Los Angeles area in 2016, tasked by CEO Jack Ma to develop Alibaba’s entertainment business and find stories to share with the content-hungry audience in China, soon to be the largest movie market in the world. Read More

China Falls in Love With Bollywood All Over Again

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Asian rivals India and China have started a new romance on the silver screen. After the run-away success of the sports biopic “Dangal,” or “Let’s Wrestle Dad!,” last year, Chinese audiences and film distributors have embraced Bollywood’s two-hour, song-and-dance filled offerings with a renewed relish. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian-Chinese Co-production Makes Economic Sense Says Chinese Official

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After "Dangal" became a smash hit last year, "Secret Superstar" blazes new trail for Indian cinema in China as the first revenue-sharing import. What’s on the horizon is the first Indian-Chinese co-production "The Zookeeper," which will be directed by the director of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" Kabir Khan. Read More

Headlines From China: Why Are There So Many Production Companies Behind Chinese Films?

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It might be surprising to many, but there are over 100 production companies that have co-produced the five most popular Chinese New Year films. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Acquires Stake in Hollywood Studio Skydance Media

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Hollywood studio Skydance Media has inked a deal with Tencent to sell a little less than 10 percent of its stake to the Chinese tech giant. Read More

Headlines From China: Gao Xiaosong Talks About Plans to Form ‘Hollywood China Club’

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Gao Xiaosong, co-founder of Alibaba Music Group and chairman of Alibaba Entertainment Strategic Committee, proposed to change the way China partners with Hollywood by uniting companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Wanda and form a “Hollywood China Club.” Read More