Headlines from China: ‘Midway’ Lands China Release Date

‘Midway’ Lands China Release Date

The 2019 war epic film Midway has been set to release on November 8 in China, the same day as its North American release. A film trailer and film posters were also unveiled at the same time. Starring Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, and Woody Harrelso, the film is based on the Battle of Midway, a decisive battle that marks a key turning point of the Pacific War. The director of Midway is Roland Emmerich, who is best known for blockbusters 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and Independence Day. Read more on Mtime

Who Are The International Buyers of Chinese TV Drama?

From Empresses in the Palace to recent The Untamed, more and more Chinese television dramas and web series can be seen on diverse platforms in international markets. So who are these international buyers of Chinese dramas? An article on WeChat media account yuledujiaoshou breaks down these buyers into three major categories. The first category is giant video streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Youtube. For example, hit series Day and Night, Meteor Garden (2018) are on Netflix; The Longest Day in Chang’an is on Amazon; Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace is acquired by Hulu. In addition, many Chinese TV production companies have opened Youtube channels to stream their own drama series. The next category is streaming platforms focusing on Asian content, such as Viki and mydramalist. The third category is television networks from South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and other countries. Take South Korea as an example, Chinese drama series can be found on channels like Chunghwa TV, ChingTV, and TVB Korea. Read more on yuledujiaoshou