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

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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?”

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

Headlines from China: China to Reward Cinemas for Showing More Local Films

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It was announced by China's film bureau on the Dec. 13 that movie theaters that generate over 55% of ticket sales from domestic films will be eligible for the rewards. Read More

Startup Hopes Hollywood Sparkle Can Win Applause for Chinese Theme Parks

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Many of China’s homegrown theme parks lack these pop culture credentials, meaning they struggle to compete with foreign rivals fond of film tie-ins. But a three-month-old Chinese company has announced an ambitious plan to change the script. Read More

Headlines from China: “Hollywood Lacks Curiosity” Luc Besson Says

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Acclaimed French director Luc Besson recently attended the preview screening of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ in Beijing to support the film's theatrical opening in China on August 25. Read More

Chinese Filmmaker Lu Chuan To Co-Produce Hollywood Sci-Fi Film

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Lu Chuan will co-produce a futuristic sci-fi film with Hollywood about mechanic dragons in a steel town to be directed by Kevin Greutert of the Saw series. Read More