Parents, Industry Lobby for Ratings System as Part of Coming Film Laws

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A film ratings system could mean censors would have to explain their criteria for banning films Read More

On Screen China: ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

 /  Box Office  / 
There's something fundamentally wrong, offensive even, about the English-language Crouching Tiger sequel landing in China dubbed into Chinese. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Mermaid’ Makes Billion-Yuan Splash in Just 4 Days

 /  Box Office  / 
After just four days in theaters, "The Mermaid" has grossed an estimated RMB 1 billion ($152.4 million), the biggest four-day start on record. Read More

China’s Movie Tie-Ins Market a Real Bugbear

 /  News  / 
The experience of entrepreneurs like Xu Lei provides an insight into the difficulties studios face while trying to exploit the ancillary market for movie tie-in merchandise. 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

China’s Struggling Screenwriters Fear Being Cut by Alibaba Pictures Proposal

 /  News  / 
Last week, Alibaba Pictures vice president Xu Yuanxiang set off a firestorm of controversy among China’s screenwriters when he proposed a new model for crowdsourcing film scripts online that potentially would bypass industry professionals altogether. Read More

On Screen China: Can ‘Point Break’ Ride Out the Crowded Weekend?

 /  Box Office  / 
China’s booming box office hit another milestone Thursday afternoon, passing RMB 40 billion ($6.25 billion) for the first time ever in a calendar year. All 12 months of 2014 produced a box office gross of RMB 29.6 billion. December could add an additional RMB 4 billion – 5 billion to the 2015 gross with the release of Read More

Innovation And Entertainment In Hollywood And China: Past, Present, And Future

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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presents this panel as part of the USC Global Conference 2015 in Shanghai, China.  Dean Ernest J. Wilson III will lead a converstion with John Zhao from Hony Capital, Li Ruigang from China Media Capital and Bob Simonds from STX Entertainment. For USC Global Conference Attendees only. Read More

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