Recent Trends in the Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese Language Films in the UK Cinema Market

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Until recently, the distribution and exhibition of Chinese-language films in the UK had followed a familiar pattern for a number of decades: they were bought by distribution companies specializing in arthouse fare, who would subsequently release them onto the specialized and independent cinema circuit. Read More

Draft Film Law Favors Local Films over Hollywood Imports

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Foreign films may find it harder to enter the Chinese theatrical market due to new laws being considered by the country’s top legislature. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend but ‘Ice Age’ Rising

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Early estimates for Monday put the Fox animated sequel ahead of Universal's bungled 'Bourne' release. Read More

Media Watchdog To Crack Down On Exorbitant Actors Fees

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China’s media watchdog says it will crack down on the high fees being paid to the country’s top celebrities after the country’s state broadcaster found some were receiving up to RMB 100 million yuan (US$15 million) for a single movie or TV series. Read More

A China Film and TV Toolkit

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In response to intellectual property concerns in China, the UK Government, the British Film Institute, and the Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television (PACT) recently collaborated to prepare a new UK-China Film & TV Toolkit. Read More

Chinese Partners Required: Part 1 of the First CFI Guide

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Welcome to the first installment in a 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the CFI Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

On Screen China: 3D ‘Jason Bourne’ Leaves Chinese Fans Feeling Sick and Cheated

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Ticket buyers in the world’s second-largest filmgoing nation were more than a bit peeved they had to cough up extra loot for premium-priced tickets for screenings of "Jason Bourne," complaining about poor 3D conversion and a lack of 2D options. Read More

Alibaba Pictures Invests in Hangzhou Cinema Company

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Alibaba Pictures is investing RMB 100 million (US$15.2 million) for an 80 percent stake in a cinema operator in its hometown of Hangzhou, as it takes on rival Dalian Wanda. Read More

Chinese Review Website Douban Forms Film Production Company

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Douban, China’s most active and influential media review website, is moving into film production. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Line Walker’ Tops Again, Followed by ‘Happy Dad’

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The big-screen adaptation of TVB’s production Line Walker repeated in the top spot for a second weekend as China’s anemic summer box office slipped to its lowest weekend total since mid-June. Read More


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