Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’-dom Come

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'Kong: Skull Island''s RMB 470 million opening weekend made for the second biggest Hollywood opening this year, behind only 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' (RMB 636 million; $92.7 million), and 18% higher than its strong $61 million North American opening weekend—numbers that allow the film’s Chinese funders, Wanda (who own Legendary Pictures) and Tencent to pound their chests. While Kong may appear outwardly to extend Hollywood’s dominance over the Chinese box office, the participation of Wanda and Tencent really make it a victory for the home team as well. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Kong’ Will Be King

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After Legendary Pictures’ 'The Great Wall' failed to ignite the box office, the Wanda-owned production company returns to China with its only release of 2017, 'Kong: Skull Island,' another monster movie seemingly tailor-made for Chinese audiences. Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

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The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

iQiyi Nabs Rights to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’

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Video streaming service iQiyi announced Tuesday it had secured exclusive streaming rights to Academy Award-winning films Moonlight and La La Land as well as the best foreign language film, The Salesman. Read More

China’s Top Social Apps All Owe Thanks to Live Streaming

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Streaming apps were in and social forums were out for 2016.   2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top six social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra Read More

Xiaomi Pictures Beats a Retreat from Filmmaking

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The company is paring back its involvement in filmmaking from production and marketing to just investing as the device maker refocus on its core business. Chinese technology company Xiaomi is radically scaling back its filmmaking division amidst market-share struggles and high-level executive changes as the firm continues to overhaul it business. Barely a year after Read More

Private Studios Are Flourishing: Part 10 of the CFI Guide

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The makeup of China’s film industry has been transformed since the country’s ascension to the WTO at the turn of the century. Read More

The Dilemma Of Chinese Online Videos Sites

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Live streaming has created a new battleground for China’s top online video sites. Most Chinese video sites still rely on advertising rather than subscriptions for revenue. All of China’s top video providers attract users with a mix of content, including original programming. In recent comments, Martin Lau, the president of Tencent, China’s largest internet company Read More

‘Warcraft’ Eyes $20B Gaming Market For Film Payoff in China

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A CGI-enhanced live action adaptation of Blizzard's online role playing game that's been a hit on Netease since 2009. Read More