Headlines from China: Jia Zhangke Responds To Criticism From Global Times Editor

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On September 23, Hu Xijin, Editor-in-chief of state media Global Times, posted comments on Jia Zhangke's "Ash Is Purest White," criticizing the film for spreading negative energy and telling a depressing story. Read More

Empty Theaters and False Hopes: The Reality of VR Film

 /  Opinion  / 
VR film buffs are still trying to crack the code of blockbuster flicks, even now that the hype and cash have left. Read More

iQiyi: What to Expect From the Integration of AI and Entertainment

 /  Opinion  / 
iQiyi has gone beyond a video platform and is now an innovative content and entertainment platforms. Read More

Smartphone Integration Highlight of New Vive VR Ecosystem

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The whole VR industry was bothered by market cool-down over the past year, but All-In-One (AIO) VR devices are gaining momentum. The year 2018 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Vive Reality, which will integrate the benefits of VR, AR, 5G, and AI technologies. Read More

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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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'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