Archive for category China

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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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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State Council Approves New Draft of Film Industry Promotion Law

EL Borromeo As the domestic box office posted revenues higher than the last year’s total, the State Council has approved a new draft of the Film Industry Promotion Law. For the past eight months since 2015 kicked off, the gross revenues of the theatrical box office have already exceeded 30 billion yuan, according to the […]

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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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China’s film industry promotion up for ratification by NPC

Approved by the State Council at an executive meeting chaired by premier Li Keqiang on Sept. 1, the long-expected draft for the China Film Industry Promotion Law will soon be up for deliberation and final ratification by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), reports Shanghai’s China Business News. “If the law is […]

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Chinese internet companies are taking over the film industry

HE HUIFENG, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Pointing to the success of Chinese movies like Tencent-backed Monster Hunt, Chinese internet companies are restructuring the country’s burgeoning film industry with their technology and online platforms, pundits say. Some go further and predict that internet companies will take over the industry altogether. “Filmmaking will be new media-oriented and characterized by the […]

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