August 28, 2017 Chinese Film Fund Bets $100M on Hollywood Directors Amid Fraught U.S. Relations
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The mysterious Chinese firm has signed an impressive roster of veteran Hollywood filmmakers to development pacts, including F Gary Gray, Roland Emmerich and James Wan. China might be escalating its crackdown on investment into Hollywood, but at least one bold film company with Middle Kingdom roots is forging ahead undeterred.
Chinese companies and entrepreneurs have poured billions of dollars into buying soccer clubs across Europe.
Now, those companies are turning to the sport that is sometimes referred to in China as “soccer on ice,” at a
moment the NHL is readying a major new push into the world’s most populous country.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL – Sino-Hollywood’s most expensive co-production of all time seeks to break down barriers between East and West, but the film once again shows that lofty goal may be easier said than done
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – In Beijing with Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, as he weighs in on everything from Nicole Kidman (his “muse”) to Disney’s Bob Iger and NBCUniversal’s Steve Burke (“They are very gifted leaders and also very creative”) and opens up about his brutal upbringing.