Headlines from China: Hugo-Award-Wining Chinese Writer to Produce Sci-fi Series 

Hugo-Award-Wining Chinese Writer to Produce Sci-fi Series 

Recently, Chinese science fiction writer Hao Jingling‘s own company, Hao Jingfang Film & TV Studio, completed an angel round of financing, raising RMB 3 million (US$450,000) from Newgen Venture Partners. According to 36kr, since August 2018, the Hugo Award-winning writer has been partnering with a producer from Huace Media to develop several sci-fi films and drama series. Currently, the studio is working on a web series named Wei Lai Zhi Chen (“Ash of Future”), which is a Black Mirror-like series that each episode is an independent story created by a different director/screenwriter. Hao Jingfang will take charge of the concepts and ideas for the series. The studio has also hired several acclaimed science fiction writers to jointly develop the script. Read more on 36kr

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Officially Starts Ticket Pre-sale in China

In the morning of April 12, Avengers: Endgame was issued the permit for public screening. Many of China’s cinema lines started the pre-sale for the film right after the notification was posted. As of this writing, Avengers: Endgame has raked in RMB 35 million from pre-sale in less than 4 hours. The figure has already surpassed the total pre-sale box office of Avengers: Infinity War. Ticket price for Avengers: Endgame‘s midnight shows has increased dramatically in many cities of China. The highest price is RMB 350 (US$52). Read more on Mtime

Upcoming US-China Co-production to Tell Story Between Jews and China

The H Collective, Out of the Blue Films, J. Wu Entertainment, and Chinese film production company Shanghai Jinghangpuwan Films are partnering up to co-produce feature film A Children’s Song. For the US side, Sid Ganis and Nancy Hult Ganis will be the producers and the script will be written by Oscar-nominee Robert Nelson Jacobs. Chinese-American filmmaker Fiona Li and Huang Xiaoming will be the co-producers from the Chinese side. Based on the history of the Jewish community in Shanghai during WWII, the film features a friendship between a young Chinese musician and an American Jewish student, and their family stories happened in Shanghai. Read more on Mtime