Headlines From China: The Top 5 Movies During China’s Labour Day Weekend

The Top 5 Movies During China’s Labour Day Weekend

As China’s “golden week” holiday approaches, the latest battle for box-office supremacy has started, with 12 films having secured a fiercely sought-after slot for release during the lucrative five-day holiday which starts on Labour Day, May 1. With the exception of Canadian animation Racetime, all other 11 films are local productions, showing the ascendancy of Chinese films and the waning influence of Hollywood releases in China. Below are the top five movies that are racking up the most advance ticket sales for the upcoming holiday, according to box office tracker platform Lighthouse. Read more South China Morning Post

Chinese Pop Music Superstar JJ Lin Signs With UTA

Pop music superstar JJ Lin has signed with UTA for U.S. and European representation in all areas.The Singaporean artist has reached over 121 billion streams on online music platforms worldwide, while nabbing around 400 music awards across Asia. Last month, Lin released his first English album, “Like You Do,” through Warner Music, and also recently released “Bedroom,” a bittersweet ballad duet with U.K. singer Anne-Marie. He was named as one of Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars and did guest appearances on China’s The Voice. In gaming, Lin launched “Team Still Moving under Gunfire” (Team SMG), a professional esports team in China and Southeast Asia. Read more The Hollywood Reporter