The Dilemma Of Chinese Online Videos Sites

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Live streaming has created a new battleground for China’s top online video sites. Most Chinese video sites still rely on advertising rather than subscriptions for revenue. All of China’s top video providers attract users with a mix of content, including original programming. In recent comments, Martin Lau, the president of Tencent, China’s largest internet company Read More

China’s Censors Are Powerful: Part 2 of the First CFI Guide

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Because China lacks a film ratings system to put the power of choice into consumers’ hands, the power lies instead with a group of censors—numbering between 19 and 36 people at any given time—whose job it is to grant or deny each film entry into the market. Read More

China On Screen: Paramount ‘Trek’ Promo Campaign Reaches for the Stars

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Enlisting popular TV personalities as galactic ambassadors for the film, 'Star Trek Beyond' should be able to gross $105 M, more than twice the total of its franchise predecessor. Read More

CFI Q&A: Rian Dundon, English Tutor to China’s Leading Lady Fan Bingbing

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China Film Insider spoke with Rian Dundon, who served as English tutor and private photographer for China's most recognizable film star, Fan Bingbing. Read More

Seven Trends Shaping The Chinese Film Industry

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Revenue generated by China’s film industry will reach RMB 200 billion (US$30 billion) by 2020, with both box office revenue and number of movie-goers surpassing that of North America, says a new report by professional services firm Deloitte. Read More

Recent Trends in the Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese Language Films in the UK Cinema Market

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Until recently, the distribution and exhibition of Chinese-language films in the UK had followed a familiar pattern for a number of decades: they were bought by distribution companies specializing in arthouse fare, who would subsequently release them onto the specialized and independent cinema circuit. Read More

Draft Film Law Favors Local Films over Hollywood Imports

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Foreign films may find it harder to enter the Chinese theatrical market due to new laws being considered by the country’s top legislature. Read More

Media Watchdog To Crack Down On Exorbitant Actors Fees

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China’s media watchdog says it will crack down on the high fees being paid to the country’s top celebrities after the country’s state broadcaster found some were receiving up to RMB 100 million yuan (US$15 million) for a single movie or TV series. Read More

A China Film and TV Toolkit

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In response to intellectual property concerns in China, the UK Government, the British Film Institute, and the Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television (PACT) recently collaborated to prepare a new UK-China Film & TV Toolkit. Read More

Chinese Partners Required: Part 1 of the First CFI Guide

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Welcome to the first installment in a 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the CFI Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

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