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Does China's recovering film market light the way for global industry?

Two highly anticipated films were confirmed to be heading to Chinese mainland cinemas on Monday. The announcement ignited hope for the recovery of the Chinese mainland film market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 17:33:41

Film extras rush to China's 'Hollywood' as record number of productions underway

Despite high temperatures reaching 38 C, dozens of people line up in front of the registration center at Hendian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, in East China's Zhejiang Province, to wait for training to become an extra. Some of them have come out of curiosity, while others hope it is the first stepping stone to achieving their dreams of becoming a star.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 17:28:41

Baby's back: New 'Dirty Dancing' movie confirmed

A new Dirty Dancing movie is in development, with Jennifer Grey expected to reprise her iconic role as Frances "Baby" Houseman after more than three decades.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 17:18:42

China's 'Hollywood': Hengdian World Studios regains vitality as coronavirus brought under control in China

Walking down a street at Hengdian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, at least seven different film crews can be seen busily going about shooting films or TV shows, while performers dressed in various period costumes are everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

Long-delayed Hollywood war blockbuster '1917' finally heads to Chinese mainland theaters

The Chinese mainland premiere of war film 1917 was held in Beijing on Tuesday. Critics who attended the premiere gave the film high compliments, saying that the film was worth the half-a-year wait.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 11:13:40

Disney sees big loss as pandemic hits parks, studios; subscriptions rise

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:43:41

India's anti-China movies may trigger extreme nationalism: experts

Chinese observers and netizens are concerned Indian films are stirring up heated nationalism and anti-China sentiment with false and exaggerated plot not respecting the facts, after Indian actor-producer Ajay Devgn recently announced he will soon start casting for a movie about the border clash between China and India in the Galwan Valley.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 0:03:13

Bollywood star discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from the hospital, three weeks after being admitted with "mild" coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 18:13:40

Filming ramps up at China's equivalent to Hollywood – Hengdian World Studios

More than 100 crews have returned to work at China's version of Hollywood, Hengdian World Studios in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 15:48:40

Blockbuster Chinese film 'The Eight Hundred' receives new release date

The official Sina Weibo account of film The Eight Hundred announced on Sunday that the film will debut in theaters on August 21. After being delayed in 2019 for technique problems, the film is set to be the first major Chinese blockbuster to be released in cinemas since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 0:13:44

Trailer for China's first documentary about its overseas peacekeeping operations goes viral on social media

The trailer for The Blue Defensive Line, China's first documentary film about the country's first peacekeeping infantry battalion, was released online on Sunday, arousing netizens' curiosity in China's sense of responsibility for the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 17:13:40

Ashley Judd wins appeal in Weinstein sexual harassment case

A US court of appeals on Wednesday ruled that actress Ashley Judd has the right to pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, overturning a lower court's decision.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/30 17:28:40

'Starlight' show brings films to rural areas

Chinese movie channel CCTV-6 announced on Wednesday that it will broadcast a special program on August 8 that seeks to screen films in China's rural areas. Starlight records the efforts of the Starlight campaign, which aims to help lift local people out of poverty and promote local specialties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 17:23:40

Madonna video post blocked by Instagram

Superstar singer Madonna has been censored on Instagram for spreading false information about a supposed cure for COVID-19 after she shared clips from a video also re-tweeted by Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/30 17:18:40

Emmy takeaways: record for black actors and new nominees

The Emmy nominations on Tuesday yielded a step forward for diversity and nods aplenty for ESPN's popular Michael Jordan documentary.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:18:40

Documentary about 2019 PRC's 70th anniversary grand parade releases trailer

A documentary named The Grand Parade, which documents the military parade held on October 1, 2019 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, will be released on August 1 - China's Army Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 15:18:40

'Succession,' 'Watchmen' set to grab top Emmy nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honoring the best and brightest in television will be announced early Tuesday, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:43:40

Depp faces court of public opinion after libel trial

Johnny Depp walked into the hallowed halls of London's High Court three weeks ago seeking to expunge the stain of being branded a "wife beater" by The Sun tabloid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:43:41