HONG KONG — China's Dalian Wanda Group has unveiled plans to become one of the world's biggest film companies. At a glitzy ceremony in the port city of Qingdao, attended by top stars from China and…
Is Hollywood doing something wrong, or are Chinese filmmakers doing something right? Both, which is why American studios need to quickly rethink their roles and goals. Some already are.
With more and more foreign films now being allowed into China, and potential revenues that can be earned having risen to 25% (from as little as 13%), one might think that doing business in China is…
TORONTO — Shanghai-based Fundamental Films is to co-produce a slate of English-language themed movies. It will kick off with “China Black Chamber” and follow that with others it has set up with Luc…
Describing Oriental DreamWorks as a "Chinese content company," the outfit's head of production Joe Aguilar this week laid out a substantially expanded production mandate for the one-year old joint…
While the Chinese film industry is booming at home, with production volume, cinema numbers and theatrical box office all racing ahead, film exports are going almost nowhere. Official figures are…
HONG KONG — China’s Bona Film Group is to launch a $162 million (RMB1 billion) fund to boost its production efforts. The Wuhu Bona Film Investment Management is understood to be the first of its kind…
Steven Spielberg is reported to be interested in working with Chinese director Zhang Yimou on an int'l Chinese film. The two previously tried to team up on the 2008 Olympic Games ceremonies.
China Film Group seems set to pay Hollywood studios the $200 million revenues it has withheld for months
Sony just got the green light for “Smurfs 2” to play in China, but there’s one big problem facing the studio: China hasn’t paid Hollywood in months. Sony is up against an issue that has plagued the…
China's B.O. continues to surge, with 6-month revenues rising by 27% to breach the RMB 10-billion barrier in the first half of the year. Local pics grabbed a muscular 63% market share.