Headlines from China: Oriental DreamWorks to be Wholly Owned by CMC and Rebranded as Pearl Studio 

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It's announced today that CMC (China Media Capital) will officially take full ownership of Oriental DreamWorks and rebrand it as Pearl Studio. Read More

Headlines from China: How Chinese Conglomerates Fail to Conquer the Local Film Market

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With a string of collapsed investment deals attracting attention in 2017, many people believe that the Chinese government's tightened control over overseas investments hinder Chinese conglomerates' expansions in the entertainment industry. But is it true? Read More

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

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Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies.  Read More

Headlines from China: Oriental DreamWorks to Make Animation ‘The Monkey King’?

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Oriental DreamWorks announces that the company has named Peiling Chou as Chief Creative Officer. The company also announces a few upcoming projects Chou will be in charge of. Read More

China Newspaper Calls Production Gap with Hollywood ‘Embarrassing’

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A China nationalist, state-run newspaper editorial has decried the quality of film production in the country and called the gap between foreign movies and Chinese ones "embarrassing." Read More

China Box Office: Homegrown Hits Set Single-Day Record, ‘Panda’ Hibernates

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Weekend ticket sales nosedived as families stayed home for Lunar New Year festivities, but gave way to a record-setting Monday of holiday moviegoing. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ No. 1, But for How Long?

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It’s unclear who made the decision to release Kung Fu Panda 3 into the doldrums right before a holiday, but the decision could be a costly one. Read More

China’s Movie Tie-Ins Market a Real Bugbear

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The experience of entrepreneurs like Xu Lei provides an insight into the difficulties studios face while trying to exploit the ancillary market for movie tie-in merchandise. Read More

On Screen China: Let the Bear Hug Commence—‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

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China Film Insider takes a look at several key metrics that will affect how this heavyweight U.S.-China co-production will perform. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Panda’ Preview a Warm Spot in Cold Weekend at the Box Office

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Cold weather decimated movie ticket sales in the world’s No. 1 and 2 markets over the weekend, as Winter Storm Jonas buried the U.S. East Coast in record-breaking snowfall, shutting down cinemas in many key markets, and a nationwide cold snap in China plunged temperatures to 30-year lows, compelling would-be moviegoers to huddle instead around Read More