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China Film And IP

Posted in China Film Industry, Legal News

The Hollywood Reporter recently did a story, entitled, “China’s Looming Entertainment Problem: Not Enough Lawyers,” discussing, among other things, intellectual property in China. Our own Beijing-based China entertainment lawyer, Mathew Alderson, was interviewed for that story and The Hollywood Reporter has kindly agreed to allow us to run a post based on the original interview…. Continue Reading

The Beijing International Film Festival, Part II

Posted in China Film Industry

This is Part II of a series of posts I will be doing on China’s film industry, to help our readers kick off the Beijing International Film Festival, which I will be attending again this year.  Yesterday I was email interviewed by Fox News regarding China’s film industry.  The below is that interview:   Reporter:… Continue Reading

Hollywood Goes China

Posted in China Film Industry

China Business Review, the magazine of the US-China Business Council, just did a feature story, entitled, “Hollywood’s Script in China: Three experts discuss China’s rapidly evolving film industry and opportunities for US entertainment companies.“  Our own Mathew Alderson was one of the three experts interviewed for this story, which covered China film issues ranging from… Continue Reading

Our China Entertainment Lawyer Rocking The Movie Biz

Posted in China Film Industry

Our lead China entertainment lawyer (and regular CLB contributor), Mathew Alderson, was just named by Variety Magazine as one of 50 “Game-Changing Attorneys” who “rock the [entertainment law] biz.”  And, hey, we couldn’t be prouder.  The list consists of those “attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment.” Mathew and… Continue Reading

How And Why To Do Your China Film As A Co-Production

Posted in China Film Industry, Uncategorized

The following is a guest post by Robert Cain, who I met a few months ago at the US-China Film Co-Production Summit. Rob has worked for more than 20 years in Hollywood and in the global entertainment industry, primarily as a production, finance, strategy and creative development expert. He has been doing business in China… Continue Reading

Film Production In China. SARFT Makes Life Better.

Posted in China Business, China Film Industry

One of the things we have learned in representing companies involved in China’s film industry is that it is the theater owners who seem to make the most money from films shown in China. But Just last week China’s government film agency mandated that the share of film ticket sales be lowered for theater owners…. Continue Reading

There Is No Protectionism In China

Posted in China Business, China Film Industry

Now that I have your attention with my Global Times-ish headline on protectionism in China, I am going to backtrack. The protectionism that people attribute to China is wrong. I have become convinced that the protectionism that people tend to attribute to China does not really exist, or at least barely so. The Chinese government… Continue Reading