China Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Leads in Lull, Indie Producer Begs for Screens

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Fang Li released a video of him kow-towing to theater chains on behalf of the late Wu Tianming's last film. Read More

‘Warcraft’ Eyes $20B Gaming Market For Film Payoff in China

 /  News  / 
A CGI-enhanced live action adaptation of Blizzard's online role playing game that's been a hit on Netease since 2009. Read More

Netizens Slam Animated ‘Knock-Off’ of Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

 /  News  / 
In 2015, Disney reportedly sued the director of a Chinese animated movie that it felt looked a lot like ‘Cars.’ Read More

‘Alice’ is China-Bound, but Not All Smooth Sailing for Disney in China

 /  News  / 
Though the studio’s enjoying box office success, its digital platform with Alibaba was forced offline after just five months. Read More

Beresford to Pilot $100M China Co-Pro on American Raid on Tokyo in WWII

 /  News  / 
'Driving Miss Daisy' and 'Mao's Last Dancer' director to work with state producers responsible for CCP propaganda drama. Read More

Alibaba to Release ‘Last Race’ About Second Act of ‘Chariots of Fire’ Missionary

 /  News  / 
The film tells the story of Scottish gold medalist Eric Liddell's life in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Read More

‘Captain America ‘ China-Bound Despite Army Dig at Disney ‘Propaganda’

 /  News  / 
Despite an emphasis on ‘socialist core values’—the priority of ‘social benefits’ over economic gains—box office still matters. Read More

Why Cinematic Superheroes Are Tough for China to Create

 /  Opinion  / 
Simply put, nobody really knows what it means to fight for “truth, justice, and the Chinese Way.” Read More

Chinese Celebrity and the Soft Power Machine

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
In the first in a series of occasional guest Op-eds, China Film Insider brings you the voices of two academics in Britain who are recording milestones and studying trends in the growing world of Chinese moviemaking, Read More

New China-U.S. Film Summit Sprouts Mixed Messages About Collaboration

 /  News  / 
While Hollywood takes a more conciliatory approach to working in China, Chinese companies are moving more confidently out into the global film industry, buying up swathes of Hollywood. A recent summit tried to get both sides to see eye to eye with mixed results. Read More

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