Local China Producer Begs Exhibitors to Fend off ‘Pirates’

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Increased competition from foreign films is starting to rankle local filmmakers, with one prominent producer pleading with exhibitors to not “let local films die at the starting line." Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

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Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

Disney Teams Up With China’s Jiaxing Media To Develop Live-Action Movies

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Walt Disney Studios has struck a deal with China’s Jiaxing Media to develop a number of live-action movies. Read More

‘Pirates’ 5 to Hold World Premiere in Shanghai

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Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will sail into the Middle Kingdom on Tuesday, May 26, the same days as it opens in North America, and have its world premiere in Shanghai on May 11. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members

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Joining actor Jean Reno (The Crimson Rivers), director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), and jury head Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) are Chinese actress Jiang Wenli (Farewell My Concubine), Romanian director Radu Jude (Scarred Hearts), Hong Kong director (The Illegal Immigrant), and producer Paolo del Brocco (Fire at Sea). Read More

Only Five Foreign Films Set for China in April, but They’re Big

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April's imported films in China include French-Canadian animation "Snowstorm!," "Ghost In The Shell," "The Fate of the Furious," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and Russian commie superhero blockbuster "Guardians." Read More

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Passes China Censorship

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Disney’s "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has been approved for cinemas in China, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date is yet to be announced. Read More

Full ‘Furious,’ ‘Pirates’ Franchises to Be Shown at 7th Beijing International Film Festival

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The inclusion of the first four movies in Disney’s Pirates franchise is the surest sign yet that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will score a release in the world’s second-largest film market. Read More