Headlines from China: Wanda’s Legendary Entertainment Names Attorney Joshua Grode as CEO

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Legendary Entertainment, a U.S.-based media company and a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, has named attorney Joshua Grode as CEO. Read More

Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

Headlines from China: Does the Success of ‘The Foreigner’ Indicate a Brighter Future for Co-Productions?

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Along with a successful theatrical run in China, British-Chinese co-production 'The Foreigner' opened in North America on October 13, and has raked in $12.8 million during its opening weekend, ranking No. 3 in this region. Read More

‘Pokémon’ To Hit Chinese Cinema Screens For The First Time In 20 Years

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Pokémon, the iconic Japanese animation franchise with a global following, looks set to hit Chinese cinema screens for the first time in 20 years as relations between China and Japan continue to thaw. Read More

Zhang Yimou Says China Needs to Produce Better Movies

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Chinese director Zhang Yimou sounded more like a government representative than an artist during an interview with CNBC Thursday, but admitted that the quality of China's films remains an issue. Read More

China’s Biggest Movie Mogul Doesn’t Go to the Movies

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Wang Jianlin “only goes to the cinema once a year, with his mother," according to a Financial Times report this week which cited an associate of the Dalian Wanda Group CEO. Read More

Wanda Cinemas Rebrands as Wanda Film Holding, 2016 Profit Up 15 Percent

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Wanda Cinemas' name change indicates that the company still intends on reorganizing its entertainment assets after it shelved those plans late last year, when regulators expressed concern over the financial viability of the change. Read More

Despite 2016 Slowdown, Wanda’s Zeng Predicts Strong China Cinema Growth

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The president of the world's largest cinema exhibitor said earlier this week that he expects the growth of China's cinema market to resume double-digit growth despite expanding less than four percent in 2016. Read More

What Everybody ‘Knows’ About Insta-Star Jing Tian

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
In the vacuum left by the lack of a reliable independent press, Chinese gossip, with its penchant for detailed embellishment and invasive speculation can make TMZ look like The New York Review of Books. Add the Internet into the mix, and it goes to the next level, a web of conspiratorial, celebrity-denigrating innuendo that is wildly judgmental, sexist, and almost impossible to respond to. Read More