Turning a well-read dream into TV reality – Raymond Zhou

 Photo R Raymondzhou Honglou4From Raymond Zhou blog:

It is a casting call to top all casting calls. The project in question is a television adaptation of “A Dream of Red Mansions,” a mammoth novel that is indisputably the pinnacle of Chinese literature in the fiction genre. There are some 100 roles with names and the Beijing Television Station has made the casting process an ongoing talent contest show.

The runaway success of similar reality-based programming has made it possible for the producers to recoup much of the investment through a reality TV search, which has the added advantages of more melodrama and the creation of new stars….[Full Text]

Read also the previous posts about Red Mansions here.

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