Variety – New Film Law Casts Shadow Over Giant Chinese Market

Vagueness in the law’s wording has those who have worked on Hollywood-China co-productions worried, though little has been said on the record for fear of jeopardizing access to China’s enormous movie market.

May 17, 2017

‘There was a high degree of confusion when China released its Film Industry Promotion Law on March 1.

It was never seriously doubted that new regulations were needed given the Chinese film industry’s astonishing rise and the fact that its state-controlled governing body understandably had struggled to keep pace.

Estimated box-office returns have been on average rising by around 30% each year. China taking over as the world’s leading film market long ago stopped being a matter of if but of when.’

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