How To Make a Serial Killer Movie and Get Away With It in China

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Director Lu Chuan's studio sidesteps censorship issues around story of 'China's Jack the Ripper' by Teaming up with the powerful Ministry of Public Security. Read More

Talent is Hard to Nail Down: Part 6 of the First CFI Guide

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In China, it’s very difficult for films to have start dates and for producers to have confidence that those start dates will be kept. Read More

China’s Fundamental Films Takes Stake in Luc Besson’s Europacorp

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A subsidiary of China’s Fundamental Films has agreed to acquire a 27.9 percent stake in Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp for RMB 45 million (US$67 million). Read More

Thailand May Ban Mekong Massacre Movie

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Thailand is considering banning a new Hong Kong action film that re-enacts the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in 2011, according to The Bangkok Post. Read More

Wanda and Sony Team Up for 2017’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

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Billionaire Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda reportedly is close to a major motion-picture team-up with Sony. Read More

Statham vs. Cruise: ‘The Mechanic’ Gets Same China Release Date as ‘Jack Reacher 2’

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American action thriller film "The Mechanic 2: Resurrection" just nabbed a China cinematic release for October 21 – the same date as rival action flick "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." Read More

Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Chinese actress Jing Tian (景甜) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" sequel. Read More

Stan Lee Creates New Superhero ‘Monkey Master’ for China-India Co-pro

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Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee and his long-time collaborator Sharad Devarajan are teaming up to launch "Monkey Master" as a new superhero drawing on the myths of China and India. Read More

China Has Finally Seen Explosive Growth in Short Original Videos

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To be relevant in the China market, user-generated video sites turned to TV shows, movies, and more recently original shows, with a business model close to Hulu’s. Read More

Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

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Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More

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