Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

 /  Opinion  / 
The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Scott Ross in Beijing: “China is Making Big Mistakes”

 /  Interview  / 
Chris Colman joined Digital Domain co-founder and visual effects pioneer Scott Ross to discuss China’s Hollywood ‘mistakes’, its quest to make global movies and the realities of VR. Read More

Cinera Wants to Make “IMAX on Your Face”

 /  Technology  / 
Founded by a group of film enthusiasts, Cinera looks like a VR headset, but if you call it “VR” in front of any of their employees, they will quickly correct you. VR is for games. This is for movies. Read More

VR Winter is Over, AR Has Just Started

 /  News  / 
Both Kevin Leung, the director at HTC VICE X, and Atli Mar Sveinsson, co-founder and CEO of Directive Games, concluded that there needs to “killer apps” to open up the AR and VR markets. Here are the highlights from their discussion at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017. Read More

The Rise of China’s Pan-Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Creation Venture Partners

 /  Money  / 
The 34-year-old investor is the founding partner of Creation Venture Partners, a three-year-old Chinese venture firm focused on investing in the so-called “pan-entertainment” industry. Read More

Headlines from China: Three Hollywood Movies Score January China Releases

 /  Headlines From China  / 
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' and 'Ferdinand' to Open in China in January, 2018; Ang Lee Will Use VR Technology in 'Gemini Man'; Huayi Brothers Media Announces Over 30 TV Drama Series. Read More

‘The Chinese Mayor’ Producer Taps Into VR Documentary Filmmaking

 /  People  / 
This is the first in a series of interviews with Chinese filmmakers participating in the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Read More

Headlines from China: Stephen Chow to Make ‘The Mermaid 2’ and TV Drama ‘The Mermaid’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Recently, "Call For Actors" for 'The Mermaid 2" appeared on the internet, which indicates that Stephen Chow has started preparing for the shooting of 'The Mermaid 2.' Read More

VR Arcades in Shanghai: A Red Ocean Looking for Innovation

 /  Technology  / 
The most technology-driven spectacle in China is not the Oriental tower, it’s the booming VR arcades in Shanghai. Shanghai is home for more than 100 VR arcades. If you want to have fun in Shanghai, going to a VR arcade is a must. Read More

Headlines from China: Wanda CEO Wang Jianlin and MPA’s Chairman Chris Dodd Meet at Wanda Headquarter

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On September 21, Wang Jianlin, CEO of Wanda Group, had a meeting at Wanda Group's headquarter with Chris Dodd, CEO and Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. Read More