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Animation is Role Model for Chinese Co-Production, Beijing Festival is Told

Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries. International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 17th, 2018

Animation is Role Model for Chinese Co-Production, Beijing Festival is Told

Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries. International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 17th, 2018

Cinedigm Signs Six Chinese Partnerships at Beijing Film Festival

Cinedigm Corp. has formed six new Chinese entertainment partnerships. Cinedigm chairman/CEO Chris McGurk and representatives from the participating companies held a signing ceremony at the Beijing International Film Festival on Friday. The partnerships covered: — Beijing-based China Intercontinental Communication Center, a media company founded in 1994 and the longest-established co-production documentary company in China. — […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 20th, 2018

Lupita Nyong"o, Sasha Lane, & More to Model for Pirelli Calendar 2018 (Behind-the-Scenes Pics!)

The stars of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar by Tim Walker have been revealed! Model Adut Akech, model Adwoa Aboah, model Alpha Dia, actor Djimon Hounsou, model Duckie Thot, model King Owusu, rapper Lil Yachty, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, model Naomi Campbell, TV personality and RuPaul’s Drag Race host RuPaul, actress Sasha Lane, entertainer Sean [...] The stars of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar by Tim Walker have been revealed! Model Adut Akech, model Adwoa Aboah, model Alpha Dia, actor Djimon Hounsou, model Duckie Thot, model King Owusu, rapper Lil Yachty, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, model Naomi Campbell, TV personality and RuPaul’s Drag Race host RuPaul, actress Sasha Lane, entertainer Sean “Diddy” Combs, model Slick Woods, model Thando Hopa, model and artist Wilson Oryema, comedian and The View host Whoopi Goldberg, and fashion editor Zoe Bedeaux will be featured in the pages of the annual calendar, which was shot at Big Sky Studios in London. See some behind-the-scenes photos below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 20th, 2017

Jackie Chan, China’s BaseFX Making ‘Wish Dragon’ for Sony Animation

Production is now under way on “Wish Dragon,” a major animated feature being made in China for Sony’s Columbia Pictures Film Production. The film is a first feature for Base Animation, the new animation studio that is part of Beijing-based VFX firm BaseFX, and for Chinese super star Jackie Chan. Chan’s Sparkle Roll Media is […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 23rd, 2018

Singapore Media Festival: ‘Pigsy’, ‘Ranking’ Win ATF Pitches

“The Western Journey of Pigsy,” from Taiwan’s studio2 Animation Lab, won the inaugural Asia TV Forum Animation Pitch competition. Chiu Li Wei and Grace Chuang from studio2 Animation Lab receive a US$19,000 prize from India’s Green Gold Animation. This includes a US$2,500 cash award, and a consultancy package worth US$16,500 to further develop the animation, making […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyDec 1st, 2017

Scott Eastwood Practices His Mandarin at "Pacific Rim Uprising" Premiere in Beijing! (Video)

Scott Eastwood and Jing Tian teamed up for the premiere of their new movie Pacific Rim Uprising! The 31-year-old Fate of the Furious actor and the 29-year-old Kong: Skull Island actress showed off their moves at the event held on Monday (March 12) in Beijing, China. They were joined by director Steven S. DeKnight. Scott [...] Scott Eastwood and Jing Tian teamed up for the premiere of their new movie Pacific Rim Uprising! The 31-year-old Fate of the Furious actor and the 29-year-old Kong: Skull Island actress showed off their moves at the event held on Monday (March 12) in Beijing, China. They were joined by director Steven S. DeKnight. Scott suited up in blue, while Jing looked chic in a beige ensemble featuring a trench coat. “I’m having an incredible time in Beijing, China,” Scott captioned the Instagram video below. “My mandarin isn’t so hot. Everyone is too nice to tell me I suck. Sorry. I’m trying. @pacificrimmovie @stevendeknight we tried. #riseup #love #china more comming soon.” Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23! (Watch the trailer here.) A post shared by Scott Eastwood (@scotteastwood) on Mar 12, 2018 at 4:54pm PDT FYI: Scott is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 13th, 2018

Beijing Festival Sends out Mixed Messages

The eighth edition of the Beijing International Film Festival gets under way Sunday night. A spectacular ceremony, some 25 miles away from downtown Beijing will kick off a week of cinema-related celebrations that look little like any other major film festival. That the opening ceremony is not followed by a film screening is one indicator. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 15th, 2018

Chinese Animation ‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Set for April U.S. Release

Funimation Films will handle the North American theatrical release of Chinese animation “Big Fish & Begonia” for Shout! Studios and Shout! Factory. The film is one of the highest-grossing Chinese-originated animated movies of all time and premiered in the Annecy festival. It next plays at the New York International Children’s Film Festival (Feb. 23-March 18). […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 17th, 2018

Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy Promoted at Warner Animation Group

Warner Animation Group, the animated film division of Warner Bros. Pictures, has named two senior-level creative executives to lead the animation studio, Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy. Abbate, a longtime producer with the animation studio, is now executive vice president for Warner Animation Group, and Chris Leahy has been appointed senior vice president. “Allison and […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyDec 14th, 2017

Cinedigm Announces New Chinese Partners Ahead of Beijing Film Festival

Cinedigm Corp. will unveil several business agreements with new Chinese partners next week with three presentations at the Beijing International Film Festival. The company said Tuesday that Chairman and CEO Chris McGurk will attend a signing ceremony for business cooperation agreements. It did not identify the companies. Cinedigm executives will also join a panel discussion […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 10th, 2018

North Korean pop band cancels Beijing concert, leaves for home

BEIJING (Reuters) - An all-female North Korean pop band formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly canceled a Beijing concert on Saturday and headed back home to Pyongyang, Chinese media and the concert venue said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 21st, 2017

Universal signs deal with China to open Beijing theme park

BEIJING (AP) — Universal Studios has signed a deal with a Chinese state-owned consortium to build a Hollywood theme park in Beijing to open in 2019, state media reported Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: yahooSep 15th, 2015

Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins Leave Original Force Animation (EXCLUSIVE)

Animation veterans Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins are departing Original Force Animation, two years after helping the Chinese digital animation studio expand into Hollywood. The duo announced their departure Friday, noting that they wish to return to producing after overseeing Original Force’s animated comedy “Duck Duck Goose,” starring Jim Gaffigan. Open Road will release... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 25th, 2017

Model Zoe Brock Details Being "Harveyed" By Harvey Weinstein — Read Her Upsetting Account HERE

Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault [...] Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault Arrest It's been 20 years since Miz Brock's encounter with Harvey, but she clearly remembers how he allegedly lured her back to his hotel room and begged for a massage. Now, if you read the Times coverage, you know that was Weinstein's total M.O. Per Zoe's Medium post, she was only 23 years old when she was "Harveyed." Apparently, the New Zealand-born beauty met Weinstein in 1997 while they were both at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed: "I met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes at the Film Festival. We were seated next to each other at a fancy dinner. I didn't catch his name and assumed I was talking to another hungry producer trying to sell a little movie to the big wigs. Feeling sorry for him, I went out of my way to be entertaining and nice. It wasn't until later in the meal that I asked the name of his production company." After learning that they had a mutual friend in common, the two industry professionals spent some time together at the film festival. Zoe continued: "With a dear mutual friend in common I felt safe with Harvey. The night was young and so was I. After dinner our large group, which included my Italian modeling agent, a few rich douchebags, some decorative models, and Harvey's entourage, rolled out into the Cannes night. Black town cars and gleaming limos took us to various parties where we glittered and shone like everyone else. Harvey and his assistant, Ben Silverman, never left my side." While the conversation between Zoe and Harvey could've been misconstrued as flirtatious, Brock insists that she only felt "platonic energy" for him. Which makes it so much more troubling that Weinstein and his assistant seemingly manipulated it so that she was separated from her friends: "My group was ushered into one car and I was somehow separated from them and told to get into another car with Harvey and his two friends. Stupidly, I obliged. I was told we were all going to the same place. To this day I do not know if my Italian agent was in on the ruse. My instincts tell me he was." How awful. Things only got worse for Zoe as she relayed: "The energy shifted and I became very uncomfortable... And suddenly I was alone in a remote hotel suite with Harvey fucking Weinstein. My body went into high alert. I was drunk, young, miles from home, without cash to get a cab, and no cell phone... It was time to sober up, and fast." To make matters worse, Harvey moved quickly to proposition Zoe as he was naked and asking for massage almost as soon as they were alone. The model added: "Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced." In an attempt to escape the filmmaker, Zoe locked herself in the bathroom as Harvey pleaded with her to come out. After reprimanding Harvey through a locked door, Brock eventually emerged and found Weinstein whimpering on the bed: "Harvey, contrite, promised to cover himself and leave me alone. I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered." Tsk, tsk. Supposedly, the assistant tried to apologize as Zoe has claimed he told her: "'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.'" Ben Silverman, if you're reading this, SHAME ON YOU. Smh. According to Zoe, Weinstein let her stay at his suite at the Majestic Hotel. However, after a friend warned her that Harvey would be back in the morning, the brunette fled the hotel room at 6 a.m. In an attempt to downplay the scandalous nature of their encounter, Harvey sent Zoe red roses and booked a private movie screening for her at the festival. Both presents were unwanted. Be sure to read Zoe's full account for yourself HERE. [Image via Facebook/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

Beijing film festival aims for higher profile

BEIJING (Reuters) - The fifth Beijing International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a new European chief adviser and a crop of heavyweight judges, who organizers hope will boost the event's profile......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 19th, 2015

Beijing hopes European film buff will raise festival profile

BEIJING (AP) — The veteran European festival chief that Beijing hopes will raise the profile of its annual film event says his passion for movies stems from trips to China that started during the Cultural Revolution......»»

Category: topSource: yahooApr 15th, 2015

Meet Michael Kors Global Brand Ambassador Yang Mi with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

It’s time to get to know Chinese actress and Michael Kors Global Brand Ambassador Yang Mi! The 31-year-old talent was named the Global Brand Ambassador for Michael Kors back in September and she ranks third on Forbes‘ China Celebrity 100 list. She was even Michael Kors‘ special guest at the 2017 Met Gala! Read her [...] It’s time to get to know Chinese actress and Michael Kors Global Brand Ambassador Yang Mi! The 31-year-old talent was named the Global Brand Ambassador for Michael Kors back in September and she ranks third on Forbes‘ China Celebrity 100 list. She was even Michael Kors‘ special guest at the 2017 Met Gala! Read her 10 Fun Facts below: 1. My family and I spend Chinese New Year together, eating delicious food and a lot of it haha. This is the time of year for dumplings, and I love mine stuffed with pork, cabbage or celery. 2. Our family tradition on the Eve of Chinese New Year is to watch TV together and exchange gifts. It’s nice to relax before getting back on-set to film! 3. If we can stay awake, we will also light up fireworks on Chinese New Year Eve, at midnight! Then we will run back home to eat some dumplings. If I can stay awake, I will make the dumplings from scratch! 4. My favorite tradition is on the 5 th day of the 1 st month of the Lunar New Year, it’s the time to welcome the Gods’ wealth to our home. We will set off many firecrackers to bless us a year of fortune! 5. My most unforgettable experience in 2017, was attending the Met Gala for the first time, with Michael [Kors]. Click inside for the rest of the 10 Fun Facts… 6. The last time I caught up with Michael, we discussed travel and all things “jet set”, but also how much we hate jet lag. 7. My must-have travel essentials are face masks and power banks! 8. Some fans may not know that I studied painting when I was young. These days I don’t get much time to draw, but I will sometimes share some little works with my fans on Weibo (weibo.com/YangMiBlog). 9. Another secret talent is I can play the “Gu Zheng”, a Chinese string instrument. I have to admit, I don’t play very well, but wish I could play another instrument one day. 10. I also have pet cat, “Cang”. Cang is soooo cute, has too much energy, and loves to steal from our trash cans......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 15th, 2018

Watch Jessie J Continue Her Reign On Chinese Reality Show With ASTOUNDING Bilingual Purple Rain Cover!

We told you last month Jessie J had entered Chinese reality TV singing competition show Singer 2018. And week after week the Brit pop singer has been absolutely crushing it. But this performance of Prince's classic Purple Rain is just unparalleled. Gurl even sings in Chinese at one point! Ch-ch-check out her latest victory from over the weekend [...] We told you last month Jessie J had entered Chinese reality TV singing competition show Singer 2018. And week after week the Brit pop singer has been absolutely crushing it. But this performance of Prince's classic Purple Rain is just unparalleled. Gurl even sings in Chinese at one point! Ch-ch-check out her latest victory from over the weekend (above)!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 20th, 2018

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Pulled From Beijing Film Festival

Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which just won an Oscar for adapted screenplay, has been pulled from the Beijing Film Festival by the event’s organizers. The festival’s removal of the gay-themed coming-of-age film – first reported by Reuters – comes as Chinese authorities tighten their control over media content. Earlier this month, China’s […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 26th, 2018

‘Deadpool’ to Get China Premiere at Beijing Film Festival

“Deadpool,” the superhero film that China previously blocked, is to get its premiere in the Middle Kingdom next month at the Beijing International Film Festival. The 2018 edition of the festival runs April 15-22. To the disappointment of Chinese fans, who were already aware of the Fox film, the 2016 movie was not given import […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 18th, 2018