China’s real estate and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group, which controls AMC Entertainment...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 14, 2013
As it tries to tap the burgeoning Chinese film market with local flavourings and joint ventures, Hollywood has increasingly had to navigate the unpredictable demands of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, or...
by Melissa M. Chan | May 6, 2012
As the partnerships between Hollywood and Chinese studios increase, Lionsgate, partnering with The China Film Group and Talent International, has received approval to screen “The Hunger Games” in China. Some observers were...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 11, 2012
While the effects of government restrictions on China’s film industry (and, increasingly, America’s) have been widely reported, their impact on the country’s film reviewers has received little attention. At The...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 21, 2011
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that Christian Bale, not China, should be embarrassed by his confrontation with guards outside the Shandong village of Dongshigu last week. Bale was attempting to visit legal...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 30, 2011
The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick explains how the air in Beijing can be “slightly polluted” according to Chinese measurements, but “beyond index” (formerly “crazy bad”) according to...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 2, 2011
The Venice Film Festival’s classification of a Taiwanese film as a joint production with China has met with indignant opposition from the filmmakers, with backing from authorities in Taipei. From The Guardian: A protest...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 24, 2011
Following China’s failure to meet a WTO deadline on relaxing cultural import controls, The Guardian describes the Chinese film industry’s fears of “colonisation” if Hollywood movies flood in: The 20...
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