Jack Ma’s Potential Successor Reportedly to Step Down as Alibaba Pictures CEO

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Despite the buzz, the circulation of this rumor reflects the troubles Alibaba Pictures is facing: mediocre performance of a unit where the parent company had placed high hopes (and money) on. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Pokémon’ to Open Across China on November 11

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'Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel,' the 19th film in the iconic 'Pokémon' franchise, has been scheduled to open across China on November 11. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Company Cancels Acquisition Deal with Millennium Films

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Chinese company Recon Group officially drops an acquisition deal with Hollywood's Millennium Films, according to a report submitted to Shenzhen Stock Exchange by Recon. Read More

Headlines from China: Is IP Losing Its Magic in China?

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While China's film industry is obsessed with IP, this year's most successful films such as 'Wolf Warriors 2', 'Paths of the Soul' and 'Twenty Two' are not based on popular IPs. Read More

The Top 10 Male Chinese Actors You Need to Know

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From Andy Lau ("The Great Wall") to Kris Wu ("Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"), here is a list of 10 Chinese actors you need to know. Read More

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

How Fans ‘Lock Screenings’ to Support Their Idols

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Suo chang, as it is called in Chinese, literally means to lock a screening. It refers to the practice of buying the minimum possible number of tickets to a single screening to ensure it will not be canceled for low attendance. Read More

Headlines from China: Is This Real Estate Company Trying to Replace Wanda in the Entertainment Industry?

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Will Evergrande Group, a real estate company with big ambitions to conquer the entertainment market, replace Wanda one day? Read More

Headlines from China: John Woo’s Highly Anticipated ‘Manhunt’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

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Hong Kong director John Woo's highly anticipated 'Manhunt' will have its world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Read More

What Chinese Films to See in New York This Week

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If you're looking for Chinese films to watch in New York this week, why not check out these suggestions from the editors of China Film Insider, which include a special screening of the black comedy banned from animated film festival Annecy, 'Have a Nice Day,' at the Rooftop Films 2017 Summer Series. Read More