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  1. China Exec Who Put $500M Into Universal Pictures Says "More to Come"

    10:55 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    Rong Chen, president of Chinese film and television company Perfect World Pictures, talks with THR about the challenges facing the foreign film industry and his future ambitions in Hollywood in his first extended interview with the Western media. READ MORE

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  2. China Bans Rich Kids From Reality TV to Avoid Embarrassing State, Parents

    2:40 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    The state censor made the decision after a number of controversial incidents involving the offspring of the country's super wealthy elite. READ MORE

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  3. Sony Says Full-Year Operating Profit Hit by $540M Charge Amid Lower Smartphone Demand

    1:15 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    The company announces an impairment charge related to its camera module business and says it is evaluating the earnings impact from earthquakes last week. READ MORE

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  4. U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo to Launch Golden Screen Awards

    12:49 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    The new awards gala, held during the U.S.-China industry conference in November, will honor film professionals and companies for excellence in co-productions and international relations. READ MORE

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  5. Japan's Wowow and Warner Bros. to Co-Produce Local Version of 'Cold Case'

    7:34 pm PDT 04/20/2016
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    The Japanese version will be the first outside the U.S. of the long-running Jerry Bruckheimer Television–produced series and shot in 4K. READ MORE

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  6. India Box Office: 'Jungle Book' Becomes Top Hollywood Release Ever

    5:11 am PDT 04/20/2016
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    Released in the country a week ahead of the U.S., the Jon Favreau film has beaten previous record holder 'Furious 7' by grossing $23.7 million in its first 12 days. READ MORE

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  7. China Film Group's $700M-Plus IPO Back on Track (Report)

    1:27 am PDT 04/20/2016
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    The state-backed Chinese film behemoth has attempted go public at least three times before. READ MORE

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  8. Asian-American Actresses Discuss 'Ghost in the Shell,' Oscars Controversies

    7:54 pm PDT 04/19/2016
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    Constance Wu, Ming-Na Wen and Joan Chen sounded off during a panel addressing issues facing Asian-Americans in Hollywood. READ MORE

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  9. How James Cameron's Four 'Avatar' Sequels Plan Is Going Over in China

    10:27 am PDT 04/19/2016
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    Many Chinese commentators on social media platform Weibo expressed excitement mixed with a little impatience. READ MORE

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  10. Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost in the Shell': Japanese Industry, Fans Surprised by "Whitewashing" Outrage

    1:31 am PDT 04/19/2016
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    While some fans are disappointed that a Japanese actress wasn't cast as the lead, many expected it in a Hollywood production, and others say it fits the themes of the original manga. READ MORE

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  11. Sam Raimi Launches Chinese Joint Venture Allegory Films

    8:33 pm PDT 04/18/2016
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    The new company, a partnership with German director Florian Von Donnersmarck, will finance pictures in the $30 million to $80 million range for the Chinese and international markets. READ MORE

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  12. Japan Box Office: 'Spotlight' Does Strong Business in Limited Debut

    5:38 pm PDT 04/18/2016
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    Local anime take the No. 1 and 2 spots in their debuts, while 'Batman v. Superman' spends its fourth weekend in the top five. READ MORE

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  13. South Korean Filmmakers Decide to Boycott Busan Fest

    9:13 am PDT 04/18/2016
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    Nine local film organizations have decided not to attend Asia's largest festival in order to defend its artistic freedom — marking the largest collective movement by Korean industryites since demonstrations against screen quota policies in 2006. READ MORE

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  14. China Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Goes Bananas With $50M Bow

    8:08 am PDT 04/18/2016
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    Jon Favreau's reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale and the 1967 Disney animated film continues Disney's wininng streak in China, where 'Zootopia' has earned a record $235 million to date. READ MORE

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  15. China's Film Industry Targets Merchandising as New Revenue Stream

    6:30 am PDT 04/18/2016
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    While China's box office is surging, the country's revenue from consumer products is just a trickle compared to Hollywood — but the local industry is looking to change that. READ MORE

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  16. Sony Stock Tumbles 6.8 Percent in Tokyo Amid Earthquake Fallout

    4:41 am PDT 04/18/2016
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    The company's image sensor plant in Kumamoto, near the epicenter of two major tremors, remains shut, while the strengthening yen further worried investors. READ MORE

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  17. China's Alibaba Pictures Invests in Paramount's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,' 'Star Trek Beyond'

    8:24 pm PDT 04/17/2016
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    The deal follows last year's investment in 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' by the fledgling Chinese studio. READ MORE

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  18. Producer James Schamus in Beijing: "China Is Becoming the New Hollywood"

    2:03 pm PDT 04/17/2016
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    Speaking at the Beijing International Film Festival, the former Focus Features CEO argued that China is leveraging its booming domestic box office to replicate the conditions that made Hollywood so globally successful. READ MORE

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  19. Italy's Giuseppe Tornatore to Direct Film for China's Alibaba Pictures

    9:18 am PDT 04/17/2016
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    The Oscar-winning director of "Cinema Paradiso" announced his partnership with Ja Ma's film studio on the first day of the Beijing International Film Festival. READ MORE

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  20. 'City of Jade' ('Fei Cui Zhi Cheng'): Film Review

    10:29 am PDT 04/15/2016
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    Taiwan-based filmmaker Midi Z returns to his birth country of Burma to follow his elder brother's near-delusional pursuit of riches in rural jade mines. READ MORE

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  21. Irrfan Khan On Why 'The Jungle Book' Has Resonated in India

    3:25 am PDT 04/15/2016
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    The 'Jurassic World' actor voiced Baloo the bear in the Hindi dubbed version of the film, helping Jon Favreau's version of Rudyard Kipling's classic to the second highest opening ever for a Hollywood title in India. READ MORE

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