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China Hatches Anti-Tax-Evasion Plan For Film & TV Biz In Wake Of Fan Bingbing Flap

by Nancy Tartaglione Oct 9 In the wake of the scandal that recently engulfed superstar actress Fan Bingbing, China has launched a campaign to regulate the payment of taxes within the film and TV industry. A notice posted by the State Administration of Taxation aims to promote the healthy development of the business which has […]

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China’s top television stars have wages capped at US$7.25 million per season

Deal between production firms, distributors also means film stars can be paid no more than 70 per cent of the total production budget   Nine of China’s top television and film production and distribution companies have agreed to cap wage payments for performers, amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of tax evasion by some of […]

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Chinese, New Mexico film officials begin cross-cultural media partnership

UNM looks to become part of collaboration academically By Steve Carr Panda iMedia, one of China’s top online media holding companies, along with the New Mexico Film Office, the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the Albuquerque Film Office and The University of New Mexico, recently announced a cross-cultural media partnership designed to bring jobs, and a […]

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Ang Lee Gives Advice to Young Filmmakers; Asks Chinese Film Industry to be Patient

By J. Javelosa World-renowned American Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee addressed a group of people at a recently held themed forum, where he advised young filmmakers to take the time to hone their skills. The director was in Shanghai on Monday for the annual Shanghai International Film Festival and discussed some of the “things still to be […]

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A force awakens as Star Wars movie enters a very different Chinese film universe to 1977 original

Relaxation or removal of foreign film quota to pose a challenge for mainland film makers Enoch Yiu Not long ago, in a film industry not too far away, the game changed. Four decades of reform in mainland China has reshaped its film market and given the latest instalment of Star Wars a very different welcome […]

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Beijing Film Academy to help Malaysia develop film industry

BY THO XIN YI BEIJING: MCA Youth has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Film Academy in a move to push for the development of the film industry in Malaysia. Its chief Chong Sin Woon said the MoU would pave the way for possible collaboration with the academy in the next three years. “We […]

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China Drafts New Film Industry Law

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief China has moved forward with a new film industry law intended to boost the sector and help Chinese companies compete internationally. Chinese state media reported that a draft of the new law was debated Friday by the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress. “Film legislation can stimulate the industry, […]

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China mulls law to boost film industry

China is reviewing a draft law aimed at boosting financial incentives for Chinese movies and ensuring freedom to make films, state media said on Friday, as it hopes to expand the cultural and commercial success of its film industry. BEIJING: China is reviewing a draft law aimed at boosting financial incentives for Chinese movies and […]

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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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