Alibaba Pictures President Says Don’t Give Up

 /  Interview  / 
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

 /  Opinion  / 
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

‘Secret Superstar’ Blazes New Trail for Indian Cinema in China

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Though critics doubt 'Secret Superstar' will repeat the box-office success of ‘Dangal,’ it has already secured Bollywood’s first revenue-sharing agreement in China. Read More

Headlines from China: Will 2018 Become China’s “Hollywood Blackout Year?”

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
All the recent government policies send one message: the box office growth of local films will become a top priority. Read More

Most Read Stories of 2017 on China Film Insider

 /  News  / 
As the new year approaches, take a look back with us at the most read stories of 2017 on China Film Insider. Read More

Headlines from China: 31 Film & TV Works on China’s Priority Copyright Protection List

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China’s National Copyright Administration published a brand new list of 23 films, 4 TV shows, and 4 animation and comic works whose copyrights will be strongly enforced. Read More