Chinese Filmmakers Think Local….While the World Waits

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Popular films screen in Italy but international release remains on hold for many. Read More

Rob Cohen: The Fast and Furious Movie Business

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Rob Cohen Talks about his filmmaking journey, the success of "The Fast and Furious" in China, and his future co-production project. 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

Headlines from China: Which Provinces in China Love Foreign Films the Most? 

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Along with the development of China's film industry and Chinese moviegoers' ever-changing tastes, foreign films overall perform better and better in China over the past three years. But which provinces in China love foreign films the most? Read More

Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

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Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. 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

China’s New Ruling on Marriage Law May Save Late Media Tycoon’s Wife from Debt

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In 2014, a Beijing court ordered Jin Yan, the widow of Chinese media tycoon Li Ming, to pay $31.12 million to an investor who lent 450 million yuan to her late husband’s Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Productions. Read More

Beijing Film Insiders Balk as China’s Film Market Moves Towards Becoming World’s Largest

 /  Opinion  / 
Though China's box office is indeed booming, some Beijing film insiders harbor doubts about China becoming the biggest movie market on the planet. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney Partners with Wanda Cinemas to Promote ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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Along with the theatrical opening of Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in China, Star Wars-themed exhibitions, which are co-organized by Disney, Mtime, and Wanda Cinemas, are taking place at over 100 movie theaters in 55 cities across 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