April 08, 2016
Can Legendary Entertainment Bypass China’s Film Quota System?
The Hollywood Reporter – When Chinese real estate and investment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group acquired Thomas Tull’s Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, many thorny questions came to the fore.
February 02, 2016
Chinese Football Clubs Go On Global Shopping Spree
FINANCIAL TIMES – Chinese soccer clubs have had their biggest-spending winter ever, poaching talent from the world’s richest leagues with big-money transfers as they buy into Xi Jinping’s dream for the country to become a heavyweight in world football.
January 13, 2016
BBC World Service Newshour Interview of CastleHill Partners
BBC WORLD SERVICE – CastleHill Partners is interviewed on BBC World Service’s ‘Newshour’ program, featuring Razia Iqbal. CastleHill’s Managing Partner and CEO talks about China’s burgeoning media and entertainment industries as we enter 2016.
January 5, 2016
Dalian Wanda of China May Buy Majority Stake in Legendary Entertainment
THE NEW YORK TIMES – The Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, which already owns the AMC chain of multiplex cinemas, is poised to buy a majority stake in a Hollywood production company that makes blockbuster-style movies.
January 5, 2016
Dalian Wanda’s acquisition of Legendary Entertainment could spur a flurry of dealmaking by Chinese billionaires, including Alibaba’s Jack Ma
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The frenetic pace of dealmaking between Hollywood and China is showing no signs of abating at the start of 2016.