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

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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

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

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The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

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The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

Billion-Dollar China Deal for Dick Clark Productions in Jeopardy: Reports

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The deal could still happen, but would get a hard look from the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Read More

See All the Trailers for Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall’

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US audiences will have to wait until February 17, 2017 to see Matt Damon's turn in director Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," but Chinese audiences will get their first look next week. Read More

Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Chinese actress Jing Tian (景甜) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" sequel. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wang Jianlin’s European Tour

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Wanda sets sites on France and U.K., Han Capital raises $300M for film, TV; China tightens Web controls, censors shows, raises hurdles to participation. Read More