China to Crack Down on Box Office Fraud

Chinese authorities are cracking down on box office fraud, with severe punishments for cinemas, ticket software vendors or apps caught siphoning off BO….

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 15 December 2014

Perhaps the biggest news announced at CineAsia was Arts Alliance Media partnership with Wanda Cinemas. It would be good, however, to have a bit more specifics on what exactly the deal entails for both parties. The partnership will see AAM…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 13 november 2014

Hollywood is looking to make more money out of China than the import-restricted and revenue split-skewed arrangements currently allow. So why not expand merchandising? Just check the Fast & Furious Experience in last week’s China Cinema Digest to appreciate the…

Will China Spoil the Party for IMAX in 2014?

Who doesn’t wish that they had bought IMAX stocks in 2001? Back then the once-great large format film company had been reduced to a penny stock on the back of US cinemas filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to get…

Why China’s Box Office Growth Is Bad News For Hollywood

Spectacular figures showing a 27% year-over-year growth of the 2013 box office in China (PRC) hide several far more troubling numbers for Hollywood studios trying to maintain a hold on the world’s second biggest cinema market. Even before official box…

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