Headlines from China: Wanda Film to Acquire 96.8% Stake in Wanda Media

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Upon completion of the transaction, Wanda Film will be upgrated from a film exhibitor to a multi-faceted entertainment group. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney is Our Role Model Says Wanda Film President

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At a recent event, Wanda Film President Zeng Maojun introduced the company's business activities across the world. Zeng stressed the importance of integrating film IPs into the companies' other products and services, saying that Disney is Wanda's role model in terms of IP development and monetization. Read More

China’s Entertainment and Culture Industry is Quickly Realizing the Power of IP

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Major entertainment and cultural players are moving aggressively into the IP game. The attractive Chinese market holds challenges and opportunities. The theme of China’s reliance on international IP is still strong, but demands in emotional reciprocity and generation Z’s rise are creating a new landscape. Read More

Chinese Filmmakers Think Local….While the World Waits

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Popular films screen in Italy but international release remains on hold for many. Read More

Headlines From China: Success Of ‘Wonder’ And ‘Secret Superstar’ Unveils Market Potential For Family-Friendly Movies in China

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The success of two low-budget but highly successful films, Wonder and Secret Superstar is a good indicator that China is in need of films whose themes revolve around children. Read More

Headlines from China: 2017 Wrap-up: Animated Films in China

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China is seeing the first box office dip for animated production in six years; ticket sales for all animated movies released in China totaled at around $7.2 billion, a $349 million decrease from 2016. Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

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Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? Read More

Headlines from China: Wanda’s Legendary Entertainment Names Attorney Joshua Grode as CEO

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Legendary Entertainment, a U.S.-based media company and a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, has named attorney Joshua Grode as CEO. Read More

Curtain Falls on Paramount-Huahua $1 Billion Film Tie-Up

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Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More

Headlines from China: Why 70% of Chinese Films and TV Shows Are Shot in Hengdian

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Located in a remote town in China's Zhejian province, Hengdian World Studios has become the largest film studio in the world, attracting seventy percent Chinese film and TV crews to shoot there every year. Read More