Hotel of the Jedi: Luxury Properties Wake Up to the Force

 /  News  / 
Star Wars hype may have died down (if only slightly) around the globe, but it’s only been less than two weeks since the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in China, making more than $100 million in ticket sales in the Chinese box office. In order to cash in on the hype, luxury hotels across Read More

On Screen China: A Tough ‘Walk’ Between the Force and the Panda

 /  Box Office  / 
The coming weekend at the Chinese box office is shaping up to be a veritable dumping ground of middling films dubbed by the Chinese press as “cannon fodder” (炮灰 pàohuī), films that are being pushed out between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two weeks ago and the much anticipated January 29 wide Read More

Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

 /  Legal  / 
As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016. Read More

Netflix May Never Break Into China (1)

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As other tech giants have learned the hard way, China is a market all its own, and Netflix will have to play by Chinese rules. Wired Read More

On Screen China: A Bearish Weekend for the Force

 /  Box Office  / 
After nine days in cinemas, The Force Awakens grossed $96.2 million, its final tally now likely to be more in line with that of Terminator: Genisys than with Jurassic World. Read More

On Screen China: New Releases Hope to Capture Some of the Force at the Box-Office

 /  Box Office  / 
Thanks to an unenthusiastic reception from mainland audiences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several new releases — both imported and local — have the opportunity this weekend to sweep into theaters and grab a larger share of the market than previously anticipated. The Last Witch Hunter (最后的巫师猎人) – Friday, January 15 Distributor: China Film Read More

What the Wanda-Legendary Deal Might Mean for Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
The acquisition could teach China's richest man how to make movies that will help his core business stay afloat. Read More

When Push Comes to Shove—Movies, China, and the World: A Q&A with Richard Peña

 /  People  / 
Richard Peña, the director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, talks to us about the changes of China's national cinema and what Hollywood and China can offer to one another. Read More

19 Chinese Films Richard Peña Recommends

 /  News  / 
Richard Peña, director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, shared his top picks from decades of watching Chinese cinema. Read More

On Screen China: The Force Flags in Opening Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
After months of a Disney marketing blitz targeting an audience largely unfamiliar with the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (星球大战:原力觉醒) debuted in China on Saturday, and grossed a two-day estimated total of $52.7 million. Read More

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