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The joint venture will include developments of new scripts and remakes of existing Fox titles into Chinese.

Fox International Productions, the international production arm of 20th Century Fox, has announced a collaboration with Fox Networks Group Asia to develop and co-produce Chinese-language content, including films, miniseries and TV shows.

The first production will commence in 2017.

This joint venture will include developments of new scripts and remakes of existing Fox titles into Chinese.

The collaboration will cover all windows on both theatrical and television platforms, "strategically we have a comprehensive distribution network, whether it's for television or film," said Cora Yim, senior vp and head of Chinese Entertainment, Fox Networks Group Asia, and producer of one of the miniseries in development. Film content will be distributed internationally by 20th Century Fox, and the mini-series and television series will be broadcast through SCM.

Fox International Productions has produced, co-financed and distributed more than 50 local-language titles in 11 countries since its establishment in 2010.

Fox Networks Group Asia has produced and distributed Chinese-language films through its flagship Chinese blockbusters movies channel SCM.

Both branches of Fox have been producing Chinese-language content separately for the past few years, including Hot Summer Days, The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman, Sara, Bride Wars, Full Strike and Let's Eat.

The new collaboration is mainly focused on the Asian market, and will involve third-party companies, according to Yim. "We will work with Chinese companies, be it distributors or co-producers, for the projects," she said.

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