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'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick Rampage, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/23 17:33:39

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, died on Saturday. He was 49.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 17:48:40

US Dolby Labs geared for expansion in China

US leading audio technology company Dolby Laboratories (Dolby Labs) on Thursday announced 20 Disney titles created in Dolby's advanced imaging and sound technologies to meet the growing demand of Dolby Cinemas around the world, especially in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 17:13:04

China's Hollywood connection shifts toward film festivals, co-productions

The Chinese-American relationship in films is shifting to lucrative co-productions and to the premieres of many Chinese films at American film festivals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:39:20

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema in 35 years

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster Black Panther, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theaters open to the wider public.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/19 17:18:41

China to host SCO film festival in June

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival will be held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province from June 13 to 17, an official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 17:13:41

Cannes jury revealed

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organizers said on Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/19 17:13:40

Beijing forum aims to promote film and TV show translation and dissemination within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative

Dozens of overseas film and TV industry insiders and scholars from countries and regions including the US, Austria and Senegal gathered on Tuesday in Beijing at the Film and TV Translation and Communication Roundtable under the Belt and Road Initiative to share their experiences in their fields, especially concerning the creation and import of China-related productions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 17:23:40

3rd Canada China International Film Festival to feature Chinese AR films

The details for a series of film events that will be held as part of the 3rd Canada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) was announced at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday immediately prior to the opening of the CCTSS Canada China Film Collaboration and Co-production Forum.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 17:18:40

Tencent, Beijing Film Academy partner to nurture cultural, creative industry talent

Internet giant Tencent has partnered with the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) to set up a training camp to develop globally-minded professionals in the cultural and creative sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:02:28

Filmmakers discuss secret to global success at Sino-Foreign Film Co-Production Forum during the 8th Beijing International Film Festival

How can a film become globally successful? How can co-productions win the hearts of target market audiences without resorting to the addition of awkwardly inserted local "elements" that end up backfiring at the box office?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 18:43:40

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey passes away at age 74 from complications of pneumonia

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket (1987), has died, his manager said on Sunday. He was 74.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:23:40

Cannes Critics' Week lineup

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, Wildlife, will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:18:39

25th Beijing College Student Film Festival opens with Xu Xiaoli's 'The Lost Land'

The 25th Beijing College Student Film Festival kicked off on Saturday in Beijing, a day before the opening ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF).
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 18:48:41

"A Quiet Place" to hit Chinese screens in May: Paramount

American horror film "A Quiet Place" will hit Chinese screens on May 18, according to Paramount Pictures' official Weibo account.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 16:21:40

'Cuckoo's Nest' director dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, celebrated for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died aged 86, his agents told AFP on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/15 17:53:39

Chinese animated fantasy "Big Fish & Begonia" wins plaudits in North America

Chinese animated fantasy "Big Fish & Begonia" arrived in North American theaters two years after its release in China, receiving highly positive reviews from critics and moviegoers for its distinctive characters, stunning images and unique Oriental cultural charm.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 6:51:21

Senior Chinese official calls for 'strong' film industry

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for dedication, effort, and innovation from filmmakers to develop China into "a country with a strong film industry."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/14 6:55:02