Thursday, September 23, 2021

Rebecca Davis

China’s Mid-Autumn Festival Box Office Is Weakest Since 2014

Following a dismal summer, China’s box office over this year’s three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday hit its lowest point since 2014. Chinese citizens had to work on Saturday, Sept. 18, but enjoyed a three-day vacation for the holiday from Sept....

China’s ‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’ Opens Beijing Intl. Film Festival With Rocketing Box Office Forecasts

A battalion of producers and stars worked the opening night red carpet of the Beijiing Intl. Film Festival Tuesday for the world premiere of their mammoth Chinese war film “The Battle of Changjin Lake,” which is expected to rank...

China’s Film Students Told That Morality Should Be Their Top Priority

Following a string of celebrity scandals, Chinese officials have told young filmmakers entering China’s top film school that their foremost task is to develop the “moral cultivation” necessary to further China’s rise in the world. The Beijing Film Academy,...

Universal Beijing Resort Draws Sold-Out Crowds on Grand Opening Day

The Universal Beijing Resort finally had its grand opening Monday, the culmination of a 20-year wait and further pandemic-related delays. The park has proved a big hit with Chinese consumers so far. Tickets for Monday’s opening were sold out...

‘Dune’ and ‘No Time to Die’ Set China Release Dates, Confirming Entry to World’s Largest Film Market

After months with few significant new Hollywood releases, both “Dune” and ‘No Time to Die’ finalized their China opening dates on Sunday, officially confirming their outing in the world’s largest film market at a time when other major studio...

Major China #MeToo Case Involving CCTV Anchor Rules Against Plaintiff Due to ‘Insufficient’ Evidence

A Chinese court ruled late Tuesday against the plaintiff in one of China’s most prominent #MeToo cases on the grounds that there was “insufficient” evidence to support her claims. The ruling is a clear setback to China’s still-fledgling #MeToo...

China’s Weibo Suspends BTS, Blackpink and Other K-Pop Fan Accounts

Leading Chinese social media platform Weibo has suspended nearly two dozen fan accounts for BTS, Blackpink and other major K-pop acts amidst a call from authorities to rein in “excessive” fan culture. The crackdown began days after photos began...

Sony Music Korea Appoints New Managing Director Bobby Ju

Sony Music Entertainment Korea (SMEK) has appointed Bobby Youngchan Ju as its new managing director. He will oversee all of the company’s operations in the country, build and strengthen strategic partnership, and grow SMEK’s local roster. He takes the...

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