Headlines from China: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Almost Didn’t Make it to China?
Criticized for monopolizing the distribution and exhibition of 'Manchester by the Sea', a staff member from China's National Arthouse Film Alliance argues that the film might have not make it to China without the Alliance. Read More
Headlines from China: Andy Lau and Jean Reno Are Looking Good in IMAX
Directed by Stephen Fung, starring Andy Lau, Jean Reno, and Jingchu Zhang, action movie ‘The Adventurers’ will open on August 11 in IMAX theaters. Read More
Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members
Joining actor Jean Reno (The Crimson Rivers), director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), and jury head Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) are Chinese actress Jiang Wenli (Farewell My Concubine), Romanian director Radu Jude (Scarred Hearts), Hong Kong director (The Illegal Immigrant), and producer Paolo del Brocco (Fire at Sea). Read More
TCB In RMB: A Weekly Business Roundup
SoReal, the Virtual Reality venture of acclaimed Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou opened its first concept store this past Tuesday in a 32,000 square-foot location in central Beijing. Although the company refers to it as a VR Museum, it is more like an arcade, featuring VR films, interactive VR games and other immersive experiences-- and already Chinese reports are expressing doubts regarding its commercial viability. Read More