Headlines from China: Chinese Media Firm The One Injects Over $1 Billion to Build ‘IP Bank’

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Chinese media company The One will invest 8 billion yuan ($1.22 billion) to build an 'IP Bank', where the company manages its IP assets by connecting IPs with capital and talents, in order to ultimately maximize each IP's commercial potential. Read More

Headlines from China: Venice VR Selection ‘The Dream Collector’ Set for September 13 Release

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Chinese VR animation 'The Dream Collector' is set to be released  on various online VR platforms worldwide on September 13, according to a recently released poster of the film. 'The Dream Collector' has been officially selected to compete in the Venice Film Festival's VR section. Read More

Chinese Filmmaker Lu Chuan To Co-Produce Hollywood Sci-Fi Film

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Lu Chuan will co-produce a futuristic sci-fi film with Hollywood about mechanic dragons in a steel town to be directed by Kevin Greutert of the Saw series. Read More

Film Review: ‘Born In China’ Projects Soft Power, Cuddly As Well

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After his previous work, it may have seemed natural for Lu to direct a documentary about animals facing extinction in China. With China’s breakneck growth and its President talking about taking the lead in global warming prevention, what better time for a Chinese director to show the world that beyond the cities on its smog-choked coast resides an innocent China of vast natural beauty and splendor in need of protection? Read More

Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box Office Boom

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Even as the Chinese movie market flourishes, documentaries are always a hard sell. But 2016 saw a glimmer of hope for the underappreciated genre, with Chinese documentaries securing higher ticket sales and some serious accolades on the world stage. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Jiang Wen/姜文

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CFI Sky King: Jiang Wen. Beijing badass. The steel of Clint Eastwood married to the intelligence and subversive wit of Marlon Brando Read More

How To Make a Serial Killer Movie and Get Away With It in China

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Director Lu Chuan's studio sidesteps censorship issues around story of 'China's Jack the Ripper' by Teaming up with the powerful Ministry of Public Security. Read More

CFI Q&A With Author Peter Hessler on ‘River Town’ the Movie

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Not Since 'Iron and Silk' in 1991 has there been a major motion picture about an American teaching in China. Read More