How gatekeeping by the China Film Group is altering the dynamics of Hollywood blockbusters in China.
The unlikely partnership of China and Hollywood is creating big blockbusters like Iron Man 3 and Furious 7. But why are such co-production arrangements necessary?
The week that was: metal-financing fraud puts small traders in risks; forex interest rate liberation expands in Shanghai; Xunlei files for IPO; and Fosun buys into US film studio. China’s metal-financing scandal: ramifications Missing stockpiles of metals used as collateral to secure bank loans at China’s third largest port has caused domestic and international lenders to […]
Box office sales are a function of movie release timings, but warding off competition is a different ball game altogether. If you have ever watched James Dean in the movie Rebel Without a Cause, you probably remember the famous scene in which Dean’s character Jim Stark plays a game of “chicken” against the […]
What are foreign production companies up against in the race to win in China, the world’s second-largest movie market? When Iron Man 3 hit screens in China, audiences were rather unimpressed by the four minutes of extra footage that was added especially for the domestic market. While some deemed the inclusion of an extra scene […]
The US and China are trying to tie the knot with new film deals, but will politics and culture intervene? Would Die Hard still be a classic hit if Jet Li had played the lead role? Would it have made a difference if Spiderman had been set against the backdrop of the Great Wall? And could Zhang Ziyi have […]