China is seeing the first box office dip for animated production in six years; ticket sales for all animated movies released in China totaled at around $7.2 billion, a $349 million decrease from 2016. Read More
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More
Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies. Read More
Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More
Many of China’s homegrown theme parks lack these pop culture credentials, meaning they struggle to compete with foreign rivals fond of film tie-ins. But a three-month-old Chinese company has announced an ambitious plan to change the script. Read More
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