Archive for category Asia

NETHERLANDS, CHINA AGREE ON FILM CO-PRODUCTION, FRESH FOOD TRADE DEALS

by Janene Pieters The Netherlands signed two very promising agreements with China this week. On Monday State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs signed a vegetable trade deal involving paprika peppers with China. The two countries also signed a co-production deal to facilitate film alliances. The Netherlands one of the first countries to supply China with […]

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Chinese Box Office to Increase Foreign Film Cap, Allow Audits

Francis Eduard Ang China has announced that it will increase the cap for foreign film imports and allow for the auditing of its box office, according to a report by Chinese-language newspaper Want Daily. http://en.yibada.com/articles/77245/20151024/chinese-box-office-increase-foreign-film-cap-allow-audits.htm

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1st film announced under UK-China co-production treaty

By Tom Cunliffe “Girl with a Pearl Earring” director Paul Webber, together with an as yet unnamed Chinese director, will make a documentary provisionally entitled “Earth: One Amazing Day.” This will be the first feature that is made under UK-China co-production treaty that was announced in 2014. The documentary is a sequel to “Earth” (2007), […]

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Tax incentives for film and TV production around the world

By REUTERS MADRID, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Many countries around the world offer tax rebates or tax credits to attract foreign film or TV productions, as well as animation or video game projects, which can boost local economies. Spain is trying to catch up, with a 15 percent rebate for international production costs up to a […]

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Cross-strait co-production of Chinese films gaining ground

Chiu Li-ling & Staff Reporter As China marches toward becoming a major film producer as well as market, with its annual box office revenues estimated to exceed 40 billion yuan (US$6.3 billion) in 2015, Taiwanese and overseas film companies are rushing to co-produce films with Chinese counterparts to tap the huge market, reports our sister […]

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10th Busan Film Market Opens Doors to Chinese Film Industry

Vanna Emia With a record attendance and increased participation from companies, the recently concluded 2015 Busan Asian Film Market’s 10th anniversary edition was pronounced successful. The four-day event was attended by 208 participating companies. Observers noted that the 10th edition of the film market further strengthens its role as the gateway to China, the world’s fastest-growing film market. This […]

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Internet Companies Make Waves in Film Industry

Francis Eduard Ang Internet giants like Tencent Pictures are revolutionizing the Chinese film industry by tying it into other related industries and changing the way content is produced, promoted and distributed. Tencent Holdings announced the founding of its subsidiary Tencent Pictures on Sept. 17, with the aim of challenging Hollywood blockbusters. One of Tencent Pictures’ latest projects is the upcoming […]

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Warner Bros inks film production tie-up in China

Warner Brothers Entertainment and China Media Capital are forming a joint venture to develop Chinese-language movies for global and domestic markets. http://media.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/warner-bros-inks-film-production-tieup-in-china-6895638.html

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For Hollywood, the road to China is littered with broken deals

By RICHARD VERRIER Hollywood talent agent Jeff Berg flew to Shanghai last summer to celebrate one of his biggest deals — a partnership with Chinese investors in Resolution, his new agency in Century City. Two hundred business executives, government officials, actors and journalists gathered at the swank Hotel Shangri-La to mark the occasion. Celebrities posed for […]

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Draft law aims to promote film industry, regulate content

Global TimesEditor: Li Yan China’s State Council on Tuesday approved a draft law which aims to promote the country’s film industry over two decades after it was first drafted, a move insiders said will attempt to better regulate the industry and boost international cooperation. The cabinet said that they will submit the draft to the […]

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