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Guidelines regulate TV pay scale for main actors

The total fees for actors of a TV drama cannot exceed 40 percent of the total production cost, and the pay for the main actors of TV and Internet dramas cannot exceed 70 percent of shows' total payroll, according to new guidelines issued on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/22 22:58:39

Condom advertisement featuring ex-porn star Sunny Leone and controversial slogan stokes anger in India

Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 16:38:40

China stages first robot combat show

China's first television show featuring robot combat competitions will be aired in October.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:31:16

Politics take center stage as ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sweeps Emmys

Television's glittering Emmys placed politics front and center on Sunday, lavishing The Handmaid's Tale with awards for its bleak portrait of an authoritarian US.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 16:38:39

Chinese netizens discuss Chloe Bennet’s ‘racist Hollywood’ post

Last week, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet explained in a Twitter post that the reason she changed her last name from Wang to Bennet was because "Hollywood is racist and wouldn't cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable."
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 18:12:25

‘Inhumans’ makes TV history

Superhero show Marvel's Inhumans made history on Friday by being the first television series to debut in IMAX theaters before its broadcast premiere.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/3 18:33:39

Chinese fans show their passion for ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

At around half past 11 in the evening, when most people would start to turn in for the night, Emma Wang turns on her laptop. Focused on her computer screen, she will spend the next two hours translating the dialogue from the hit US TV drama Game of Thrones into Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 19:58:39

Indian TV soap opera glorifying child marriage taken off air after widespread protests

An Indian television soap opera that shows a 10-year-old boy married to a 19-year-old woman has been pulled off air following protests from viewers who said it glorified child marriage.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/30 17:53:40

The end is here: Pakistan ‘Game of Thrones cafe’ braces for finale

Ali Abbas, 27, sits proudly for a photograph on a mock up of the Iron Throne.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/27 17:13:39

Streaming platform Sohu TV’s new drama ‘Dear Prince’ spiritual successor to ‘My Little Princess’

As competition among streaming platforms in China continues to increase, more and more platform holders are turning to original content to bring in viewers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:58:39

Matt LeBlanc on saying goodbye to... Matt LeBlanc

If ever an actor were made for a part, it's surely former Friends star Matt LeBlanc, who plays a former Friends star called Matt LeBlanc in the inside-Hollywood sitcom Episodes.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/23 18:23:39

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis passes away at 91

Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 16:58:40

Investors in Chinese IP adaptations turning to patriotic and realistic stories

Online fantasy literature has probably been the hottest source of TV and film adaptations in China in recent years. However, with the recent success of more realistic and patriotic fare such as anti-graft TV series In the Name of People and military action flick Wolf Warrior 2, currently the highest-earning film ever in China, that trend may be changing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 17:58:39

Marvel’s battle-scarred ‘The Defenders’ find teamwork tough

Riding the slipstream of the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four, The Defenders is promising to bring a more tortured and cerebral superhero vibe to Netflix's ever-growing repertoire of Marvel series.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/17 17:28:39

HBO in embarrassing Spanish 'Game of Thrones' episode error

Spanish fans of the series Game of Thrones were in for a shock in the early hours Wednesday morning when the network accidently broadcast an episode almost a week ahead of schedule.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 8:13:57

‘Game of Thrones’ actor warns about husky craze

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage Tuesday urged fans of the series to stop buying huskies because of their similarity to fearsome "direwolves," as many were being quickly abandoned.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/16 17:13:39

Four arrested in India for leaking ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's Game of Thrones TV series before it was aired, police said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 17:33:40

Netflix discussing keeping Disney’s Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ films

Netflix Inc is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/13 17:28:39