China Sets 3 Month Ban on U.S. Films – Or Does It?
In its most drastic measure ever against Hollywood, Chinese authorities have banned the release of American pics for at least three months.
Ban began Saturday and will continue until the end of February at least, but Chinese sources say it could continue until May. [Full text]
And from the International Herald Tribune:
Chinese film industry officials denied on Thursday a news report that China is banning Hollywood movies for three months to protect local films.
The Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the ban on its Asian news Web site Thursday…
But Zhang Pimin, deputy director-general of China’s Film Bureau, and Xiao Ping, vice president of import and export business at state-run China Film Group, both denied the report in phone interviews. [Full text]