Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry Research Report Launches English Version For the First Time

Chinese Film Industry Research Report Launches English Version For the First Time

The international version of 2018 Chinese Film Industry Research Report is released on June 19 during the 21st Shanghai Film Festival. The Report is produced by China Film Association and written by leading experts in the film industry. This annual report just entered its 12th year, but this is the first time the Report launches its international version. Motion Picture Association of America will be responsible for the promotion of Report in U.S. and introduce the bilingual version to entertainment companies in Hollywood. 2018 Chinese Film Industry Research Report makes an overview of development trends and statistics of China film industry in 2017, and concludes “ten phenomenon” in the past year, including the box-office success of “Wolf Warrior 2”, the decreasing influence of Hollywood movies in China and so on. Besides, the Report makes a comparison between Chinese and American film markets, and introduces film regulations in China. The Chinese version of the Report will be released in June, published by Chinese Film Press. Read more on Sina

China’s ‘Bonnie Bears’ Encounters IP Infringement Overseas

Along with the fast development of Chinese cultural industry, many Chinese entertainment companies started exporting movies and TV series in recent years. However, as many original series like Nirvana in Fire, Bonnie Bears, and A Bite of China are released abroad, they also encounter IP infringement and cultural bias to various degrees. According to a Senior Vice President of Fantawild, the company’s cartoon IP Bonnie Bears has encountered several IP infringement cases in Russia, which mainly involve unlicensed use of the IP on merchandise. In addition, pirated versions of the cartoon series have also appeared on foreign video platforms. Considering the high cost of litigation, no lawsuits have been filed yet. So far, cartoon series produced by Fantawild are widely released in Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In North America, the company’s cartoon series have been released on Netflix and will be released on Direct TV later this year. Read more on entgroup.cn

LeEco’s Film Unit Announces 28 Film Series

On June 19, Le Chuang Entertainment (formerly known as Le Vision Pictures) held a press event to introduce the company’s upcoming projects. Zhang Zhao, CEO of Le Chuang Entertainment, announced 28 upcoming film series, which include series to be made by renowned directors such as Tsui Hark, Guo Jingming and Daniel Lee. As the film arm of the troubled LeEco, Le Chuang Entertainment went through a tough period in 2017. These newly announced film series seem to be indicating that the company is getting ready to take off again.  Read more on Mtime