Why This Tibetan Director Refuses to Romanticize His Homeland

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Celebrated filmmaker Pema Tseden talks about why he refuses to romanticize his homeland in his pioneering Tibetan-language movies. Read More

China’s Venture Capitalists Are Going Gaga Over This Tibetan Pilgrimage Film

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A film about the 1,200-mile journey from Tibet to the sacred Mt. Kailash has found a cult following among China’s venture capitalists and startup founders. Read More

Five Takeaways for Luxury Brands from Political Celebrity Missteps in China

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Many Chinese celebrities, when attending overseas events, have become increasingly politically sensitive about certain issues including China’s position vis-a-vis Tibet (and the Dalai Lama), Japan, and Taiwan. Read More

Why You Can’t Cast Richard Gere If You Want Your Film To Show In China

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Sexiest Man Alive Is Persona Non Grata In PRC   Say you’re producing a project that you hope can qualify as a US-Sino Co-Production. Or you have a strong, non-Chinese commercial project that you want China to accept as part of its import quota. Or you’re submitting a script to STX, or Paramount, or a Read More

Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

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Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily on Friday published an alleged blacklist of actors and musicians from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and a host of foreign countries, including Taiwan film star Shu Qi and American punk band Suicidal Tendencies. Read More

Brad Pitt Set To Promote ‘Allied’ In China, Ending Two-Decade ‘Ban’

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Brad Pitt will make his first promotional appearance for a film in China, ending an unspoken ban on the actor and his work. Read More

China Film Community Alarmed by Detention of Tibetan Director

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China’s film community is up in arms after award-winning Tibetan director Pema Tseden was hospitalized following a scuffle at an airport in the northwestern province of Qinghai on Monday. Read More