Foreign Films in China: How Does It Work?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
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

 /  Box Office  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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’

 /  News  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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

 /  Legal  / 
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

China Exceeds Quota on Hollywood Films amid Box-Office Slowdown

 /  News  / 
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

The Import Rules Are Strict: Part 3 of the First CFI Guide

 /  Legal  / 
In the run-up to China’s joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, negotiators hit a wall over the number of international motion pictures China would allow inside its borders each year. Read More