Headlines from China: ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ Director Finishes Filming His First Chinese Film

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Produced and financed by Meridian Entertainment and Base Media, the film involves over 500 cast and crew members from 17 countries. Director Simon West is best known for directing blockbuster action films, such as Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and The Expendables 2. Read More

Headlines from China: China Release of ‘Air Strike’ Cancelled after Fan Bingbing’s Tax Evasion Charge

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It was announced today that the China release of upcoming war drama Air Strike (aka Unbreakable Spirit) had been cancelled. The film is directed by Chinese filmmaker Xiao Feng and features an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Liu Ye, Nicolas Tse and Fang Bingbing. Read More

Headlines from China: Holiday Box Office: A Look at National-day Films 

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Along with the Lunar New Year, China's National Day (October 1) is one of the two lucrative weeks on China's cinematic calendar. This year, local films are expected to dominate the box office again. Read More

Headlines From China: Feng Xiaogang’s Scenes Deleted from Jia Zhangke’s ‘Ash Is Purest White’

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The theatrical screening permit of "Ash Is Purest White" shows that its total running time is 136 minutes, which is 6 minutes shorter than the version screened at Cannes Film Festival. Scenes that star Chinese director and actor Feng Xiaogang have been eliminated from the film. Read More

Headlines from China: These Hit 2018 Hollywood Movies Didn’t Make It To China

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In addition to Christopher Robin, there are several other hit Hollywood movies that didn’t make it to the middle kingdom this year. Read More

China Copyrights: Hello Mr. Billionaire and Public Domain Material

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As of December 31, 2018, the works of any author who died in 1968 will arguably be in the public domain in China. That’s a lot of potential material coming on the market. The larger question is whether Hollywood will view this as a threat, an opportunity, or both. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Won’t Be A China Co-production

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Recently, Disney’s upcoming live action film Mulan was registered with China’s Film Bureau. According to information released by the bureau, the film was registered as a “Chinese-assisting production” instead of “Chinese co-production.” Read More

Headlines from China: Disney is Our Role Model Says Wanda Film President

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At a recent event, Wanda Film President Zeng Maojun introduced the company's business activities across the world. Zeng stressed the importance of integrating film IPs into the companies' other products and services, saying that Disney is Wanda's role model in terms of IP development and monetization. Read More

Who is Yoson An? Here Are 8 Things You Need To Know About Mulan’s New Love Interest

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In the live action remake of Disney’s ‘Mulan’, to be released in 2020, Mulan has a new beau, Chen Honghui – played by Yoson An. Read More

Your Ultimate Guide to Chinese Film Screenings for June in NYC

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At the beginning of each month, CFI posts a comprehensive list of Chinese film screenings in NYC. To help you better understand China through cinema, we include films that are made by Chinese filmmakers, set in China, or tell Chinese stories. Here is what to see in June. Read More