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‘Journey to the West’ still a favorite go-to source for films and TV shows

Classic novel Journey to the West has been adapted so many times and in so many ways in China and overseas that people barely bat an eye when yet another adaptation of the story is announced.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 16:53:39

Removal of gay kiss from ‘Alien: Covenant’ sparks conversation about censorship standards

The removal of a gay kiss from the Chinese mainland version of Alien: Covenant, which released on Friday, has left many moviegoers in the country confused on just where the line lies when it comes to the depiction of same-sex relationships on big and small screens in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 16:58:39

Chinese adaptations of Japanese shows and films fail to please audiences

Adapting a classic into a Chinese production is always a challenge no matter what country the source material is from. However, it seems that the possibility for things to turn out disappointingly increases when it comes to adapting a Japanese story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 17:48:39

Cosby: from US cultural icon to tainted pariah

From US cultural icon blazing past racial barriers to tainted pariah on trial for sexual assault: A hung jury may have given Bill Cosby momentary relief, but it is not likely to help restore his image in the US' eyes.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/18 17:08:39

Chinese adaptation of Japan's ‘Midnight Diner’ debuts to extremely poor reviews

The star-studded Chinese TV adaptation of Japanese TV drama Midnight Diner debuted to extremely poor reviews after it aired its first two episodes on Monday night. Currently, the show has an extremely low grade of 2.4/10 from over 6,649 reviewers on Chinese media review site Douban.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 19:08:39

Chinese streaming platforms to win over viewers with tailored content

When the first season of Don’t Kiss Me, Evil Master hit streaming platform Tencent Video on January 9, the show turned out a hit, earning more than 30 million views in 24 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 19:03:39

Oscar-winner Stone brings Russian President Vladimir Putin to US television

Oliver Stone, the Hollywood director and triple Oscar winner, puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in US living rooms on Monday by broadcasting interviews with a leader who fascinates and repels many Americans in equal measure.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/13 18:58:39

Chinese streaming site iQiyi announces three projects to support self-produced content

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi is investing heavily in self-produced content similar to the way "Netflix does," said Wang Xiaohui, the site's chief officer of content, during a media briefing after the iQiyi Technology & Entertainment World 2017 Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:08:39

Adam West, star of hit TV series ‘Batman,’ dies at 88

Adam West, the actor whose seven-decade career was defined by his role in the 1960s television series Batman, has died. He was 88 years old.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/11 17:53:39

All-male streaming drama ‘Men with Swords’ to debut second season on Sohu TV

After gaining 340 million views on Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV in October 2016, drama Men with Swords (Cike Liezhuan) will return for its second season on June 15, Zhang Chaoyang, CEO of Sohu TV, announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 17:38:39

Mother of accuser testifies during Bill Cosby sex-assault trial

The mother of the main accuser in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told the jury on Wednesday that the disgraced US megastar admitted in a telephone conversation 12 years ago that "he was a sick man."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/8 16:38:39

Dallas lawyer US’ first black ‘Bachelorette’

A Dallas attorney made history in US light entertainment on Monday night when she graced the small screen as the US’ first black contestant on the long-running reality dating show The Bachelorette.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 18:58:40

Hit television sitcom ‘Roseanne’ returns to US screens in 2018

It was the smash-hit sitcom that entertained millions in the 1980s and 1990s and now it’s back: Roseanne will again grace US television screens in 2018, ABC has announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 17:58:39

Netflix announces first original series to be filmed in Australia

Netflix has announced on Tuesday the first ever Australian-made original drama series for the international streaming service while speculation about a price hike for Australian users continues.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 14:01:51

Lost in translation: Russia’s Channel One cuts Vladimir Putin mention from Russian-dubbed version of hit US show ‘Fargo’

Russia's state-controlled Channel One is airing the hit US series Fargo with a twist: Mentions of President Vladimir Putin have apparently been excised from the dubbed Russian translation.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 17:28:40

Netflix hit by Cannes ‘ban’ after cinema release row in France

The Cannes film festival effectively slapped a ban on future Netflix-backed movies Wednesday after the streaming giant refused to screen its two films in this year's competition in French cinemas.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:33:40

Passionate speeches take spotlight at MTV Movie and TV awards

Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night's top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/8 16:38:39

Filmmakers see hope – and paralysis – 25 years after LA riots

Late in the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the looting began in south Los Angeles, quickly escalating as motorists were dragged from cars and vehicles set alight.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:48:39