Headlines from China: The 2nd Pingyao International Film Festival Open for Submissions

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The second edition of the Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) is set to take place from October 11-20 this year, according the festival’s official website. The festival also announced call for submissions, seeking films from all around the world. Read More

Headlines from China: Top 100 Most Powerful Film Producers in China

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The Top 100 Most Powerful Film Producers list was recently released, with Wang Zhonglei, Jiang Zhiqiang, and Chen Guofu being in the top 3. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

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Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

Headlines from China: Vampire Movie Returns to Big Screen in China after 5 Years

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The theatrical release of French-Chinese co-production 'Midnight Dreamers' marks the return of vampire movies to Chinese theaters after the China release of 'Twilight' five years ago. Read More

Headlines from China: Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’ Cancels September 29 Release for Unspecified Reasons

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Various news sources reported on September 23 that the September 29 China release of Feng Xiaogang's 'Youth' had been cancelled, which was verified later by Feng Xiaogang and Huayi Brother's President Wang Zhonglei. Read More

STX Entertainment CEO Hints at IPO

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STX Entertainment, the Hollywood start-up studio backed by Chinese investors, could be headed for an IPO to help the company expand more aggressively in the near future. Read More

China’s Huayi Brothers Sees 2016 Profit Fall

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Huayi Brothers, which is run by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei, pulled in total revenue of RMB 3.53 billion ($512.7 million), with net cash flows from operating activities of RMB 759 million. Read More

STX Taking ‘Boy’ to China With Huayi

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Led by Robert Simonds, STX Entertainment has had a strong China-focus since its launch in 2014. Read More

China’s Film Industry Online, Part 3. Production and Distribution Converge in Cyberspace

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This is the third in a series of posts looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. Part I is here and Part II is here. In this post I comment on the impending online convergence of motion picture production and motion picture distribution in China. Online giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (collectively, “BAT”) have each Read More