Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Will Bite China in 2018 Before Rest of World

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The Jason Statham/Li Bingbing vehicle will debut for Chinese New Year audiences a full two weeks before it attacks the rest of the world in early 2018. Read More

Thailand May Ban Mekong Massacre Movie

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Thailand is considering banning a new Hong Kong action film that re-enacts the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in 2011, according to The Bangkok Post. Read More

Blacklists are Real, Both for Content and People: Part 4 of the First CFI Guide

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Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More

China On Screen: Paramount ‘Trek’ Promo Campaign Reaches for the Stars

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Enlisting popular TV personalities as galactic ambassadors for the film, 'Star Trek Beyond' should be able to gross $105 M, more than twice the total of its franchise predecessor. Read More

Shanghai Film Shares Rise on IPO

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Shanghai Film Group saw its stock prices climb 44 percent on its first day of trading Wednesday, just one week after China Film Co. did the same in its own IPO. Read More

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Booming In Shanghai

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China has a well-documented fascination with VR, and while top-of-the-line headsets are still too pricey for average consumers, VR arcades are cropping up to fill the gap. Read More

Two Entertainment IPOs Land Large: China Film Co. and Omnijoi

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CFC's listing was the biggest, most anticipated in China's booming entertainment sector, with shares rising the daily allowed maximum of 44%. Read More

Blockbuster Director Feng Xiaogang Signs with CAA

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CAA also represents Chinese directors including Zhang Yimou and Lu Chuan, Hong Kong directors John Woo and Wong Kar Wai, and Oscar-winning Chinese-American director Ang Lee. Read More

Alibaba Pictures Launches $300M Investment Fund

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Alibaba Pictures Monday announced it has established a RMB 2 billion ($300 million) fund to invest in film and TV companies, despite an expected increase in first half-year 2016 losses of RMB 400-450 million. Read More

China On Screen: A Domestic Showdown—Rom-Com Vs. Action-Comedy Sequel

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'When Larry Met Mary' kicks off with a strong promo tour, while 'For A Few Bullets' lacks its predecssor's star power Read More

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