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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

New Chinese dating show gets parents involved in finding love

Chinese dating shows which feature groups of men or women competing, via shows of talent and war of words majorly, for potential lovers such as If You Are the One can be entertaining to watch, but what happens when parents get involved in the action?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 18:10:06

Chinese fans and professionals pay tribute to late legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata

The recently-concluded Qingming Festival was chilly in China, with snow and rain hitting large parts of the country. Yet it was even chillier for animation fans as one of their most beloved Japanese animators, Isao Takahata, passed away that day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 18:38:39

'The Wire' creator David Simon to make Spanish Civil War TV series

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, is working on a new television drama series about the Spanish Civil War, the producers of the show told AFP on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/11 16:33:40

Cosby paid accuser $3.38m, US sexual assault retrial hears

Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to a former university employee who accused him of sexual assault, a court heard on Monday in a dramatic start to the first such celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:33:40

Bollywood's Salman Khan thanks fans after jail release

Convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan tweeted "tears of gratitude" to all his fans on Monday in his first remarks since being bailed over a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:28:40

'Killing Eve'

A new spy drama which turns James Bond gender roles on their head was hailed on Monday as a "must-see show of the year" by critics.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:28:39

French novelist Victor Hugo enjoys big TV revival

He is worshipped as a saint in thousands of Vietnamese temples, held up as a prophet of European unity and a human rights hero for his campaigning against the death penalty.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 17:03:39

Switzerland's hit reality TV car show drives contestants round bend

It may sound like your worst nightmare - being stuck in a small car with five people for 10 days.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 16:53:39

Steven Bochco dead at 74

US television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and LA Law, has died at the age of 74, his representatives said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

ABC announces ratings hit 'Roseanne' renewed for 11th season

Comedy revival Roseanne has been booked for an 11th season, ABC announced on Friday, after scoring huge premiere ratings and generally positive reviews for its season-10 opener - including from US President Donald Trump who appreciated its lead star's pro-Trump perspective.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 18:18:40

Streaming giant iQiyi adapts Hong Kong novelist Ni Kuang's 'Wesley' novels into action-adventure series

The Wesley series, one of Hong Kong novelist Ni Kuang's most well-known adventure-science fiction series, is being adapted into a three-season-long streaming drama, the show's studio iQiyi announced in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 17:33:40

Streaming platform Sohu TV releases new romance drama

Romantic drama Tree in the River, one of Chinese streaming site Sohu TV's key productions, is set to debut on the platform on Thursday, according to a press conference by Sohu TV on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 16:58:40

'Handmaid's Tale' returns for 'gut-wrenching' second run

Dystopian sci-fi series The Handmaid's Tale returns in a month for its second season, promising more "gut-wrenching" television as it moves beyond the events of Margaret Atwood's foundational feminist novel.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/28 15:53:40

'The Crown' apologizes over pay furor

The producers of hit Netflix royal saga The Crown apologized on Tuesday over the firestorm that erupted after it emerged that Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 16:58:40

Hit girl group Fifth Harmony calls time as members look to further solo careers

Fifth Harmony, the all-female pop group born on a TV singing contest, on Monday announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursue solo careers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 16:03:39

'Crown' star's pay reignites debate on gender inequality

Gender equality may be the hot topic at Hollywood red carpets and press conferences but Claire Foy's pay on The Crown demonstrates that, beyond the rhetoric, progress remains painfully slow.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/15 16:33:40

Netflix salary drama

She's not known for histrionics, but Queen Elizabeth II would surely struggle to maintain her famous poise if she knew the actress playing her on The Crown earned less than the man portraying her husband.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/14 16:53:39