CFI Interview: Janet Yang-Producer & Chair of U.S.-China Film Summit

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Janet Yang, celebrated film producer and Chair of the U.S.-China Film Summit, spoke to CFI on the planning of this year’s summit (Nov. 1) and why you should not miss it. Read More

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

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

 /  Box Office  / 
This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

China Allows Hollywood to Audit Box Office for First Time: Report

 /  Box Office  / 
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Hollywood's powerful global lobby group, is auditing China’s box office figures for the first time reports Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Read More

US Delegation to Renegotiate China Film Quota in August

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An American govenrment delegation will travel to Beijing in August to try to convince officials in China to allow more foreign films -- especially Hollywood films -- to be imported under revenue-sharing terms. Read More

China Raises India Film Quota after ‘Buddies,’ ‘Yoga’

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Looks like Wang Baoqiang and Jackie Chan are China’s new cinematic ambassadors to India.  The box office performance of two Chinese films set in India has led to China’s film regulators granting the world’s second most populous nation two more titles in the annual 34-movie import quota in the world’s second-largest cinema market. With Wang Read More

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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The relationship between China and Hollywood received more attention in 2016 than ever before, for both bad and good reasons. China's box office experienced its first slowdown in years, at a time when interest in the market has never been greater. Read More

Trump’s First China-Hollywood Challenge: Renegotiate the Film Quota

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's administration will face its first challenge that will directly impact the China-Hollywood relationship when China's current film importation quota of 34 per year is likely to be renegotiated in February, 2017. Read More

China Exceeds Quota on Hollywood Films amid Box-Office Slowdown

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China appears to have abandoned its strict foreign film import quota in the final months of 2016 in order to bolster sagging annual box office growth figures. Read More