Headlines from China: Would You Pay to Smell a Movie?

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Creating scents to accompany movies is what the Hangzhou-based VR and digital media company Scent Realm did for recent releases, such as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Once Upon A Time’, and ‘Midnight Diner 2’. Read More

Headlines from China: Baby Driver Star Ansel Elgort is Having a Good Time in China

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Edgar Wright’s action comedy film Baby Driver is having its China premiere on August 16. Actor Ansel Elgort, who played the main character Baby in the film, was spotted visiting China’s famous tourist destinations on August 15. Read More

TCB in RMB: Yang Mi’s Studio Jiangxing Media Raises $37 million

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Jiangxing Media, partially owned by Chinese actress Yang Mi, announced it has secured RMB 250 million ($36.8 million) worth of new shares from Zhejiang-based Perfect World Investment & Holding Group on the New Third Board, China’s stock market for start-ups. Read More

TCB in RMB: LeSports Defaults, Jia Zhangke Skint, iQIYI Goes Hip-Hop

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LeSports, sports arm of China's internet conglomerate LeEco, canceled the broadcast of a Wednesday European Championship match between Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, increasing concerns over the floundering titan’s recent financial situation. Read More

‘Manchester By The Sea’ Passes China Censorship

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Amazon Studios's Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea has passed Chinese censors and could be heading to screens in the world’s second-largest entertainment market soon, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

TCB In RMB: Paramount, Short Films, Streaming Music, Celebrity Investment

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Thursday, the Shenzhen Exchange wrote to Shanxi Meijin Energy, inquiring about a joint fund it had announced that included a $100 million investment from superstar actor Chen Kun. The letter expressed concern over Chen’s inexperience in professional investment institutions, as well as his apparent unfamiliarity with the areas in which the fund was targeted to invest. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

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Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

TCB In RMB: M&A, Copycats, IPO and Noncompetes

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More

iQiyi Nabs Rights to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’

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Video streaming service iQiyi announced Tuesday it had secured exclusive streaming rights to Academy Award-winning films Moonlight and La La Land as well as the best foreign language film, The Salesman. Read More