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Over 100 works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC to be released in 2021

More than 100 key works celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are scheduled to be released in 2021 to coincide with the anniversary, China's National Radio and Television Administration announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 18:23:41

Anti-epidemic-themed Chinese drama mired by gender equality controversy

A TV drama about stories of Chinese people joining the unprecedented fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, may have sought to honor those who made contributions during the darkest hours in the city but instead sparked a fierce debate about gender equability, cinematography, as well as Western media's keenness to jump on any negative story to smear China's fight against the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 1:50:22

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at Emmys with stars at home

Watchmen, a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as winners beamed in live to an empty Los Angeles theater for Hollywood's first major COVID-19-era awards show.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:53:41

Chinese anti-epidemic TV drama to debut at end of month

Chinese anti-epidemic TV drama Zaiyiqi (Lit: Together) is set to debut during prime time on six TV stations and three streaming platforms in China on September 29.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 17:38:42

Hollywood celebrities don pajamas for pandemic-era 'virtual' Emmys

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday's reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire Watchmen tipped to dominate the night.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 17:38:40

China's first documentary about its overseas peacekeeping forces to debut on Friday

The first-ever Chinese documentary film about China's first peacekeeping infantry battalion, Travel Blue Defensive Line, will release in theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:03:40

HBO/Sky mini-series 'The Third Day' experiments with live event

The Third Day, a new mini-series starring Jude Law, is pushing the boundaries with a daring set-up: a different lead actor for each half, and a live 12-hour episode in the middle.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 18:03:40

New news anchor of Mongolian ethnic minority debuts on CCTV's Xinwen Lianbo

As China's top news program, any change on Xinwen Lianbo (literally News Simulcast), which is aired simultaneously by all TV stations on Chinese mainland at 7:00 pm every day, attracts a lot of attention. The new news anchor from Mongolian ethnic minority, who debuted on Saturday, has a hot topic on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 23:18:41

'Walking Dead' to conclude record-breaking run

Once the highest-rated series in US cable television history, The Walking Dead is officially on its last legs.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 18:13:40

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' to end in 2021

Fans will have to find another way to keep up with the Kardashians, as the mega-celebrity family announced Tuesday that their reality show will end in 2021.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 17:08:41

Fear and loathing in Hollywood as streaming platforms gain ground during pandemic

Hollywood stars and top directors are getting increasingly anxious about the hold streaming giants Netflix and Amazon are exerting over cinema.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 17:08:41

'The Crown' star Kirby in heartbreaking home birth role

The Crown star Vanessa Kirby said Saturday that her latest role as a woman who loses her child after a home birth goes wrong was her scariest yet.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 18:28:40

Hit Chinese reality show 'Sisters Who Make Waves' fails to live up to feminist goals

Although it ended on Friday, discussion is still raging about Chinese hit summer reality show Sisters Who Make Waves on social media platforms in China. Unfortunately, much of the conversation seems to be negative as netizens are complaining that the show did not live up to the audience expectations when it comes to tackling women's issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 17:53:40

Several Chinese-made Korean War film and TV productions underway, scheduled for 2021

Chinese film giant Bona Film Group is planning to produce three films, including one Korean War (1950-53) film, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, a Bona Film Group official said at the 10th Beijing International Film on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 23:33:40

New show tackles today's issues through psychological experiments

A new show Way to Happiness debuted on Chinese streaming site Youku on Wednesday night, with thousands later joining discussions about psychology on social media platforms like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 19:03:40

Popular crosstalk club to debut reality TV series on Tencent Video

Deyunshe, or Deyun Club, the most popular and well-known traditional Chinese crosstalk club, is set to debut a reality show on Thursday on Chinese streaming site Tencent Video.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 17:43:40

Hollywood's Chateau Marmont turns to 'hand-selected' clientele

For nearly a century Chateau Marmont has been an adopted home and playground for Hollywood's elite, discreetly hosting sophisticated Golden Age icons and raucous Brat Pack celebrities.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/23 16:13:40

Video recaps pose major challenge for TV drama producers

After a TV drama airs, it doesn't take long before snippets from the latest episode are uploaded to various social media platforms, either by viewers eager to share their favorite moments with friends or amateur reviewers looking to break down the latest plot twists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 23:10:12