Headlines from China: Who Is to Blame for Low Screen Share?

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Chinese director Li Fei recently expressed dissatisfaction with  the distributor of his film "Fate Express" on social media. According to Li, the distributor was paid 4 million yuan ($0.62 million) to help the film get 10% of screen share. However, the film ended up getting only 3.1% on its opening day. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Get Early Release in China

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Universal Pictures announced today that science fiction adventure film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had been scheduled to release in China on June 15, one week before its North American release. Read More

Headlines from China: Le Vision Pictures Changed Company Name to Associate Itself with Sunac China

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Le Vision Pictures, a film production company and subsidiary of the troubled LeEco, has changed its name to Le Chuang Entertainment (乐创文娱), according to an internal letter from the company's CEO Zhang Zhao to its employees. Read More

Headlines From China: Cultural And Entertainment Industry Trends In 2018

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With China’s "two sessions," the annual meetings of the national legislature and the top political advisory body opening in Beijing, and showbiz veterans attending the meetings, a few trends have emerged that will likely affect the Chinese cultural and entertainment industry this year. Read More

Headlines from China: A Run-down of China’s Private Studios in 2017

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Huayi Brothers Media, Wanda Pictures, Beijing Enlight Media, Bona Film Group, and Le Vision Pictures are considered top 5 private studios in China. In 2017, some of them successfully enhanced their prominent positions in the Chinese film market, while some didn't. Read More

Headlines from China: Top 100 Most Powerful Film Producers in China

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The Top 100 Most Powerful Film Producers list was recently released, with Wang Zhonglei, Jiang Zhiqiang, and Chen Guofu being in the top 3. Read More

Headlines from China: Trading Fame is a High-Risk Bet for Celebrities and Investors

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Over the past a few years, China saw a wave of mergers and acquisitions that involve celebrities or celebrity-owned companies. Top entertainment firms are eager to win over bankable stars while the stars are eager to cash in their fame. Read More

Headlines from China: Sci-fi Fan Barack Obama Meets Chinese Novelist Liu Cixin in Beijing 

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At the recent Global Education Summit in Beijing, former U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin whose science fiction novel 'The Three-Body Problem' reportedly influenced Obama's presidency. Read More

Headlines from China: Three Hollywood Movies Score January China Releases

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' and 'Ferdinand' to Open in China in January, 2018; Ang Lee Will Use VR Technology in 'Gemini Man'; Huayi Brothers Media Announces Over 30 TV Drama Series. Read More