At Cannes, Jia Zhangke Calls for Relaxation of Chinese Film Law

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China's leading auteur director Jia Zhangke has called on his fellow filmmakers to continue to push for changes to the country’s new film law to ensure independent films make it onto the international stage. 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

Jia Zhangke Launches Pingyao ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ International Film Festival

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Speaking at a press conference at the China Film Directors Center in Beijing on Thursday, Jia Zhangke said his new "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" film festival represented a dream come true. Read More

Bérénice Reynaud on The Greatest Chinese Films

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Bérénice Reynaud is a pioneering explorer of Chinese film, someone who since the 1980s has led readers in the West to new discoveries and understanding about Chinese directors, their work and the system in which it is produced. Read More

Filmmaker Johnny Ma Wants You to Fall in Love With ’90s Chinese Cinema

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the site of the Toronto International Film Festival, in conjunction with TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. A Chinese “psychic” once told me… or, more specifically, it was my uncle, who used to run the Beijing department of the “People with Specials Powers” (as it was called Read More

Less Censorship Could Make Independent Film Productions Suffer

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A lack of early official approval may make investors less willing to participate in riskier projects. Read More

China Helps Art-House Films Stand on Own Two Feet

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After years of intensive lobbying by local filmmakers and industry professionals, China is set to have its first circuit of cinemas specializing in the exhibition of art-house films. Read More

News Buzz to Biz: From Magazine Editor to Movie Producer

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For journalists leaving media and embarking on careers in content entrepreneurship, the Chinese film industry offers possibilities. Read More

Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

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Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More

Shanghai Film Shares Rise on IPO

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Shanghai Film Group saw its stock prices climb 44 percent on its first day of trading Wednesday, just one week after China Film Co. did the same in its own IPO. Read More