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Chinese stories appeal to global cinema goers: industry insider

China's rich history and culture provide film scriptwriters with a reservoir of inspiration to develop stories for global audiences, said a US film industry insider on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 8:02:46

Curtain goes up on Houston international film festival with Chinese movie

US fantasy drama William premiered at the opening night of the 52nd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Friday in Houston, Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/7 17:23:40

Houston int'l film festival opens with screening of US, Chinese movies

US fantasy drama "William" premiered at the opening night of the 52nd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Friday in Houston, US state of Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/7 8:57:21

Youth Film Handbook holds award ceremony to celebrate 10th anniversary

On Monday, Chinese film journal Youth Film Handbook held an awards ceremony in Beijing on Monday to mark its 10th anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 18:23:40

New Chan film attracts Iraqi moviegoers

In late March, a new Chinese movie starring Jackie Chan was released in Baghdad cinemas, attracting flocks of fans who awaited eagerly for the martial artist.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/2 18:23:40

Disney's 'Dumbo' soars, sort of, to top N.American ticket sales

Disney's new live-action film Dumbo took flight over the weekend but didn't quite make the expected altitude, taking in an estimated $45 million in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 18:38:40

BBC Studios brings its latest nature documentary 'One Planet' to China

The latest natural history documentary from BBC Earth, One Planet: Seven Worlds, will screen in China and the UK this autumn, BBC Studios announced at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 18:18:39

Zachary Levi arrives in China to promote his new DC superhero film 'Shazam!'

Actor Zachary Levi has been very busy recently. During the Beijing red carpet premiere of his new Warner Bros film Shazam! on Monday, fans hailed him as the new "king" of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) since the new film has been receiving rave reviews and dominating headlines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 16:53:40

10th China Film Directors' Guild Awards announces nominees

The nominees for 10th China Film Directors' Guild (CFDG) Awards were announced during a ceremony held in Beijing on Monday. Established by the CFDG in 2004, the awards have become one of the most professional and authoritative domestic film events in the Chinese mainland since the winners are selected by directors themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 16:53:40

Indian expert reveals Aamir Khan's secret to success in China

The willingness to take on thorny social issues, while also remaining entertaining has been the secret to Bollywood star Aamir Khan's success in both India and China, an Indian expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 15:48:39

Peele scores again with 'Us'

With his new film Us blasting to an estimated $70.3 million opening in North American theaters in one of the best launches ever for a horror film, director Jordan Peele has done it again.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/25 18:18:39

Oscar-winning 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' comes to Chinese streaming platforms

Coproduced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse began showing on Chinese streaming platforms, including iQiyi, Tencent Video and Youku, on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 16:38:29

Filmmaking icon Tim Burton soars to new heights with 'Dumbo'

He has never liked the Big Top, mainly due to the caged animals and freaky clowns, but for legendary director Tim Burton there is no denying the romance of running away to join the circus.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 16:28:39

Chen Kaige's new film project 'My Motherland and I' to celebrate PRC's 70th anniversary

"Back in 2008, my mother called me to ask if I was involved in preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. I wasn't then, but this time I can confidently say that I will be responsible right from start for producing My Motherland and I," Chinese director Zhang Yibai said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday announcing his new film project.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 18:58:41

New Chinese docu-series retraces the footsteps of foreign documentaries filmed in China in the 1970s

The first thing any Italian who wants to understand China does is go seek out reputed Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni's 1972 documentary Chung Kuo, Cina, says Italian journalist Gabriele Battaglia, also known as Lao Gao, in a voice-over at the beginning of a new Chinese docu-series about the film.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:13:40

Jackie Chan films new movie "Vanguard" in Dubai

Hollywood celebrities continue to seek a slice of Dubai action and this time it's global superstar Jackie Chan who is back in the emirate to film another movie.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 15:41:34

'Captain Marvel' clobbers the competition to stay atop box office

Female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel took in an estimated $69.3 million over the weekend, outearning the combined North American totals of the next nine films, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:39

Plus-size actresses are getting front-and-center roles

Long relegated to providing comic relief or playing supporting parts, plus-size actresses are finally getting their due with juicy front-and-center roles in a sign of shifting attitudes towards diverse body types.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:43:40