Headlines from China: Chinese Box Office Hits Enter Golden Horse Awards

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A leaked list shows that several box office hits from mainland China have been selected into this year's Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese “Oscars.” Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent’s E-book Unit to Acquire New Classics Media for Up to $2.25 B

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On August 13, Tencent's e-book unit China Literature announces that the company is in a deal to acquire film & TV production company New Classics Media (NCM) for up to $2.25 billion. Upon completion of the acquisition, New Classics Media will become China Literature's wholly-owned subsidiary. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at Top 50 Local Films in First Half of 2018

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WeChat media account yiqipaidianying took a look at the profitability of box office top 50 and found that only 12 of them made a profit, 6 broke even while the remaining 32 lost money. Read More

Headlines from China: China Box Office Hits $4.77 B in First Half of 2018

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According to data released by Ent Group, 2018 China box office has reached 31.6 billion yuan ($4.77 billion) as of June 29. Domestic films account for 59.6% of the total box office earnings. Read More

The 17th New York Asian Film Festival to Present 21 Films from Greater China

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One year ago, NYAFF committed to supporting the new generation of first-time directors emerging in Asia with the Young Blood series, focusing on Hong Kong; this year the festival shifts to Mainland China. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at Leading Chinese Video Platforms’ Content Strategies

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Recently, leading Chinese video platforms, including Youku, iQiyi, and Tencent Video, released their 2018 slates of TV series and variety shows. Here are some trends and content strategies identified based on the released information. Read More

Headlines from China: Publicity Department of Communist Party to Oversee China’s Film Sector

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On March 20 (Beijing Time), a government restructure plan is approved by China's congress. According to this plan, the Publicity Department of the Communist Part of China will oversee China's film sector. Read More

Headlines from China: The Disappearance of Female Leads in China’s Box Office Hits

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Since Wolf Warrior 2 was crowned king of the Chinese box office last year, female characters in China's box office hits become less and less memorable. Read More

Headlines from China: Short Video is A Trendy Pastime in China, Survey Shows

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At the beginning of 2018, several apps that allow users to make, share, and watch short videos quickly gained popularity in China. Currently, making and watching short videos on these apps has become the new trendy pastime among Chinese youngsters. Read More

Headlines From China: Tencent To Become Second Largest Shareholder Of New Classics Media

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Enlight Media has entered into an equity transfer agreement with an industry fund under Tencent that it will sell 27.64% stake in film and TV production company New Classics Media (新丽传媒)for approximately $524 million. Upon completion, Tencent will become the second largest shareholder of New Classics Media. Read More