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

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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

Why Hollywood Should Worry About The US-China Summit

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On April 6 and 7, US President Donald J. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping will convene at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, the first-ever meeting between the two leaders. Trump has preemptively tweeted that he expects the meeting "to be a very difficult one." Hollywood should be worried about anything but a positive outcome. Read More

Foreign Films in China: How Does It Work?

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If you’re a non-Chinese film producer (a foreign film producer from the Chinese perspective), and you hope to exhibit in China and add its robust market to your revenue picture, there are basically two different ways for that to happen. Read More

China Box Office: Evil Takes Up Residence, Sets New Precedent

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and now perhaps no longer “final” — installment in Screen Gems’ action-horror series, exploded in the world’s second largest film market this weekend, grossing a staggering RMB 636.9 million ($92.7 million). Read More

Signs From China Suggest A Good Deal For Hollywood on Imports

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As Chinese officials and industry representatives from the US prepare to re-open negotiations around the film quota, signs from multiple stakeholders on the Chinese side indicate they’re preparing for more competition from Hollywood. 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

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Becomes Sixth Film to Exceed 2016 Box Office Quota

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Mel Gibson's war epic "Hacksaw Ridge" (血战钢锯岭) has secured a theatrical release in China on Thursday, December 8, the latest Hollywood film to secure a slot in the last couple of months of 2016. Read More

China Adopts New Film Law, Will Impact Imports and Co-Productions

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China's new film law surprises few, focusing more on official codification of existing regulations, and maintaining the status quo towards foreign film producers. Read More