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Is the collapse of Wanda-DCP deal heralding the end of Chinese Investments in Hollywood?

Is the collapse of Wanda-DCP deal heralding the end of Chinese Investments in Hollywood?

Last Friday, Dick Clark Productions (DCP)’s owners, Eldridge Industries, issued a statement confirming the termination of its sale to Chinese conglomerate Wanda, saying that “Wanda failed to honor its contractual obligations, and that it was legally demanding the release of $25 million deposit t...

What Foreign Language films get nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars?

What Foreign Language films get nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars?

When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released its 5 Oscar nominees in the Foreign Language Film category, no one was surprised by the absence of  The People’s Republic of China’s submission, Huo Jianqi’s Xuanzang, which depicts the legendary seventh-century spiritual journey ...

How is China extending its influence across the world?

How is China extending its influence across the world?

As the incoming US administration promises to abolish trade agreements and severing trade ties with the rest of the world, China is spreading its economic and cultural tentacles across the planet, reaching as far as Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. And while major Chinese media companies a...

How did Hollywood pave the way to Trump’s presidency?

How did Hollywood pave the way to Trump’s presidency?

Trump resembles many of the heroes in Hollywood movies. He is a white man, who champions the causes of the disenfranchised, loves America and seeks to defend it from the bad aliens, namely Muslims, Mexicans and Chinese....

Is Whitewashing Ethnic Roles in Hollywood justified?

Is Whitewashing Ethnic Roles in Hollywood justified?

The visage of Tilda Swinton in Marvel’s recently released “Doctor Strange”, in which the English actress plays the Asian Ancient one, has yet again highlighted one of Hollywood’s most criticized habits: Whitewashing, namely casting white actors in non-white roles, particularly the lead ones....

Why Can’t China Win an Oscar?

Why Can’t China Win an Oscar?

Early this month, the American academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the list of films from 85 countries that would compete for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. This year, mainland China is represented by Huo Jianqi’s historical epic “Xuanzang,”  which depicts the legendary se...

BRAD PITT’S MOVIE GETS CUT FOR CHINA

BRAD PITT’S MOVIE GETS CUT FOR CHINA

   China’s fast-growing appetite for movie blockbusters is exerting a powerful influence on the major Hollywood studios who are re-cutting, editing and altering their films to make them acceptable for Chinese audiences. The latest film to undergo cuts to mollify China is the 130 million pounds B...

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