Headlines from China: Which American TV Series Will Win Over Chinese Audience This Year?

Official still of ‘Narcos’.

Which American TV Series Will Win Over Chinese Audience This Year?

China has a large number of fans of American TV series, and September is an important month for them, as many new series are released in this month. Today, many Chinese streaming sites purchase rights to stream hit American TV series. Although some of the shows will be made available on Chinese sites a few months after they’ve played in America, Chinese fans are still grateful that at least they are available in China nowadays. This year, Chinese audiences are looking forward to watching the latest season of the following shows, including ‘Narcos’, ‘This is Us’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Young Sheldon’. Let’s wait to see which one will succeed in China.  Read more on Ent Group

China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival Kicks off in Hohhot

The 26th Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival, one of China’s biggest film events of the year, kicked off on September 13 in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The festival runs for four days from September 13-16, showcasing 84 films from 25 countries. In addition to screening films, the festival will also present various forums and panel discussions, touching upon topics such as the upgrade of China’s film industry, technology & filmmaking, and innovation. Read more on People.com

These Three Filmmakers Saved Hong Kong Cinema’s Face Over the Past 20 Years

Before ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ hit Chinese screens, China’s top 3 (by box office) domestic films are all made by Hong Kong Filmmakers. And even Wu Jing can be considered as a protégé of Hong Kong cinema. Looking back, it is obvious that the 1997 changeover brought new challenges to Hong Kong filmmakers. Some of them faded away during the past 20 years. Among the ones who were willing to entrance changes, some lost, and some found a way to succeed in the new landscape. In Movie View Editor Mei Xuefeng’s opinion, these three Hong Kong filmmakers managed to win over audiences in both Hong Kong and mainland China while maintaining the reputation of Hong Kong cinema. They are Stephen Chow, Peter Chan, and Johnnie To. Read more on Paper Bullets

Newly Designed Posters of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Released to Hype the Film’s Opening in China

20th Century Fox recently released a few new posters of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ in China to promote the film’s thesaterical run in Chinese theaters starting from September 15. Some of the posters are specifically designed for Chinese audiences with a clear indication of the main plot and theme of the film. A new trailer with Chinese subtitles was also released along with the posters. Some clips in the trailer have never been released in China before. Read more on Mtime

‘Wolf Warriors 2”s Success Hardly Covers up Chinese Private Studios’ Struggle in 2017

China’s upcoming National Day holiday is an important season for Chinese studios, especially private studios to generate box office revenue, hence get a good annual ranking at the end of the year. As of now, among the top private studios, such as Enlight Media, Wanda, Bona, and Huayi Brothers, Bona ranks No. 1 by box office and Huayi Brothers ranks No. 2. But over all, despite ‘Wolf Warriors 2”s huge success, China’s domestic box office revenue between January and August in 2018 decreased by 5 percent compared to the same period last year. Read more on TMT Post