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Beijing Film Market Touts $1.7 Billion In Deals Signed
Beijing, April 19th (Hollywood Reporter)

Transactions for a total of 32 projects were signed, up 20 percent on last year.

Organizers of the Beijing Film Market of the 4th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) said the figure for transactions signed included $610 million (3.803 billion yuan) for film production, up 22 percent on last year.

There were $550 million (3.4 billion yuan) in deals for the construction of theaters and movie production bases, while the remainder went into other deals including film foundation projects.

The festival saw Paramount Pictures agree to link up with Chinese state film company China Film Group to co-produce a new 3D fantasy/action movie Marco Polo, with shooting due to begin in October this year.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

360° Fulldome Image Sample of the Great Hall of the People Available
Hong Kong, March 13th 2014

Due to the current National People’s Congress in Beijing we would like to share with you a single shot fulldome master (3400 x 3400) of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Universal Studios to Build $2 Billion Hollywood-Themed Resort in Beijing
Beijing, March 4th (Hollywood Reporter)

Located in a suburb of China’s capital city, Universal Studios Beijing will be the company’s third facility in Asia after Singapore and Tokyo.

Universal Studios is planning to open a Hollywood movie theme park, Universal Studios Beijing, in the suburbs of the Chinese capital in collaboration with a local state tourism company.

The news was released on the website Sina’s property pages, and spread quickly online, with much excited chatter on China’s Twitter, Weibo.

The facility will cover a 51-acre site and the total budget will be 12 billion yuan ($1.95 billion). Construction is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the local media report.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

Universal Plans to Open Office in Beijing
Beijing, November 4th (Variety)

NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer said on Monday that the studio is planning to open a film office in Beijing, a “base of operations’ as Universal pursues more co-productions in the country.

“Co-productions are important and for us, the opportunities are going to, hopefully, be many,” Meyer said after an event at Universal to kickoff a screening series of international China co-productions. He said that they are in the process of formulating more details and do not have a set time for when the office will be open. Universal’s “Despicable Me 2″ is scheduled to open in China in early 2014, Meyer said.

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Source: Variety

Deals on cultural projects signed
Beijing, October 29th (China.org)

Three deals in the cultural and creative industries were signed at the 17th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium, which took place in Beijing from October 23 to 24.

The three deals, inked at a business matching event held on October 24, were promoted by the Beijing Cultural and Creative Industry Promotion Center. Included are the following three programs.

The Xiangjiang International Shengtang Cultural and Creative Park, at a worth of 80 million yuan (US$12.9 million), will be built in the core area of Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, targeting high-end cultural and creative enterprises.

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Source: China.org

Huge National Art Museum of China still not approved
Beijing, August 8th (SCMP)

With Hong Kong’s M+ Museum due to open in 2017, it was widely believed the city would enter an intense rivalry with Beijing as a new centre for art and culture in Asia. Now, such ideas seem premature.

While Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron was picked in June to design a grand 75,000-square-metre arts museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, it remains unclear when – if at all – Beijing will proceed with its own mega-sized art museum on the capital’s northern outskirts.

It has been almost a year since French architect Jean Nouvel won the highly coveted commission to design the 130,000-square-metre National Art Museum of China (Namoc) that will be sited next to the National Stadium. However, Nouvel’s conceptual design, which was inspired by an ink brushstroke, still has not been approved by China’s new leadership.

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Source: SCMP

Indian VFX Giant Prime Focus to Open China Office
New Delhi, June 19th (Hollywood Reporter)

The expansion follows a recent joint venture between the VFX major, Hong Kong-based AID Partners Capital and Chinese partner Zhejiang Jingqi Wenhua Chuanbo Company.

Leading Indian VFX player Prime Focus announced Wednesday that the company will establish an office in Beijing. The announcement was made at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival. Mumbai-based Prime Focus currently maintains offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and London.

The Beijing office is expected to open later this year. The move into China comes on the heels of the recent joint venture between Prime Focus, AID Partners Capital and Chinese partner Zhejiang Jingqi Wenhua Chuanbo Company. AID Partners Capital is a Hong Kong-based private equity firm focused on expansion capital and buyout opportunities primarily in the media and entertainment sector. In March of this year AID Partners made an equity investment of $10 million (Rupees 550 million) in Prime Focus’ creative services business subsidiary, Prime Focus World NV (PFW).

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

USC Launches Sino-U.S. Industry Summit in Beijing
Hong Kong, April 17th (Hollywood Reporter)
A collaboration with the Beijing Film Academy, the “training-networking event” will be unveiled during the Chinese capital’s upcoming film market.

The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and the Beijing Film Academy will establish a joint program dedicated to cultural and industrial exchanges between the film industries of the two countries.

Sanctioned by the Chinese government — with approval from the education ministry, Beijing’s municipal authorities and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television — the China-U.S. International Master Classes and Industry Summits in Cinematic Arts will begin in June, according to an announcement from the project’s backers, the Chinese media corporation Naga Film.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Hong Kong, April 6th 2013

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InfoComm China / Beijing
China National Convention Center
Booth G5-01

April 10th 2013: 10am – 5pm
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Beijing expo to boost cultural industry
Beijing, December 3th (China Daily)

An exhibition in Beijing will provide the cultural and creative industry with a platform for international exchanges and cooperation.

The 7th China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo will be staged in the Chinese capital from Dec 19 to 23.

The expo is expected to demonstrate the fruitful results of cultural system reform while enabling discussion and cooperation among cultural and creative industries worldwide.

It is being staged with the theme of “blending technology with culture, transformation led by innovation”.

“It’s necessary that Beijing, as the national cultural center, technology innovation center and international communication center, make full advantage of its cultural resources and further promote Chinese culture to the world,” said Liu Yang, deputy director of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-council, on Monday.

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Source: China Daily

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