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Film festival tie-ups boost industry
World2016-06-16 09:35August 20 2017 15:56:39

Film festival tie-ups boost industry

It was a busy day at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Gravitational waves detected for a second time
World2016-06-16 09:05August 20 2017 15:56:39

Gravitational waves detected for a second time

Four months after the historic first-ever detection of gravitational waves, scientists said Wednesday they have directly detected another gravitational wave washing over the Earth.

Market as well as politics drive China's new comic book culture trend
World2016-06-15 10:36August 20 2017 15:56:39

Market as well as politics drive China's new comic book culture trend

Just a quick look at cbooo.cn, a website that tracks Chinese mainland box office numbers, and you will find that more than half of the top 20 highest-earning imported films are either animated films or adaptations of U.S. comics.

Ang Lee warns film industry against quick development
World2016-06-15 10:36August 20 2017 15:56:39

Ang Lee warns film industry against quick development

Slow down, said Taiwan director Ang Lee at a panel discussion that, ironically, was titled When Will China Replace the U.S. as the Largest Box-Office Market?

Shanghai heart-throb TV star finds new passion behind the camera lens
World2016-06-15 10:35August 20 2017 15:56:39

Shanghai heart-throb TV star finds new passion behind the camera lens

Hu Ge is no stranger to cameras. The heart-throb actor starred in over 14 TV series, two movies and released three albums during the past two years. Now the 34-year-old has discovered a new role behind the camera.

FBI:
World2016-06-15 08:59August 20 2017 15:56:39

FBI: "Strong Signs" Orlando Shooter Radicalized

US investigators say they have uncovered strong indications the gunman in the deadly Orlando shooting had become radicalized and potentially inspired by foreign terrorist groups.

'Warcraft' tops Chinese box office
World2016-06-14 18:35August 20 2017 15:56:39

'Warcraft' tops Chinese box office

"Warcraft" reported healthy office takings, ringing up 1.03 billion yuan (156 million U.S. dollars) in its debut week, beating "X-Men: Apocalypse" to be the most popular movie in the week ending June 12, China Film News reported Tuesday.

Ang Lee joins film discussion
World2016-06-14 09:37August 20 2017 15:56:39

Ang Lee joins film discussion

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee joined a forum yesterday at the 2016 Shanghai International Film and TV Festival focusing on topics including China’s booming box office and the making of good films.

US festival offers an opportunity to connect
World2016-06-14 09:36August 20 2017 15:56:39

US festival offers an opportunity to connect

Film industry people from China will have the opportunity to attend workshops and forums where they can connect with their American counterparts at the 12th Chinese American Film Festival.

White House calls nightclub shooting
World2016-06-14 08:42August 20 2017 15:56:39

White House calls nightclub shooting "homegrown extremism"

Memorials and vigils were held in Orlando, Florida, after 49 lives perished in a shooting massacre in a gay nightclub, as the White House on Monday called the shooting "homegrown extremism."

Spotlight on Chinese film projects
World2016-06-13 13:35August 20 2017 15:56:39

Spotlight on Chinese film projects

The domestic entertainment industry received a boost yesterday with a variety of project announcements at the ongoing 2016 Shanghai International Film and TV Festival.

New Sino-Korean movies
World2016-06-13 13:35August 20 2017 15:56:39

New Sino-Korean movies

The next major Sino-Korean film projects were announced yesterday at the Shanghai International Film and TV Festival.

'Warcraft' rules mainland box office over Dragon Boat holiday weekend
World2016-06-13 10:37August 20 2017 15:56:39

'Warcraft' rules mainland box office over Dragon Boat holiday weekend

With a box office of 648.91 million yuan ($98.96 million), Warcraft dominated the Chinese mainland theaters during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival weekend, according to data from mainland box office tracking site cbooo.cn.

Horror film 'The Conjuring 2' tops box office in North America
World2016-06-13 10:37August 20 2017 15:56:39

Horror film 'The Conjuring 2' tops box office in North America

Three movies debuted in the top three positions at box offices in North America this weekend, with "The Conjuring 2" clinching the top spot.

'Gandalf' shows up on Shanghai blind date corner
World2016-06-13 09:20August 20 2017 15:56:39

'Gandalf' shows up on Shanghai blind date corner

Among the Hollywood talent and directors on hand Saturday night to fete the opening of the Shanghai International Film Festival, actor Ian McKellen showed his sense of humor by promoting himself at a popular blind date locale in Shanghai.

People in shock after Florida nightclub shooting
World2016-06-13 08:58August 20 2017 15:56:39

People in shock after Florida nightclub shooting

Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Florida

US Direct Flights to Cuba to Begin
World2016-06-11 20:01August 20 2017 15:56:39

US Direct Flights to Cuba to Begin

Six airlines have now been given approval to launch commercial air services from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades.

Obama endorses Clinton for president
World2016-06-10 08:53August 20 2017 15:56:39

Obama endorses Clinton for president

US President Barack Obama endorsed fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, saying he did not think there had ever been a nominee so qualified for the White House.

Clinton Claims Victory in Democratic Primary Contest, Turns Attention to Trump
World2016-06-09 08:58August 20 2017 15:56:39

Clinton Claims Victory in Democratic Primary Contest, Turns Attention to Trump

Hillary Clinton has declared victory in the US Democratic Presidential Primary.

U.S. 2016 Democratic primary season winds up, underdog candidate continues fight
World2016-06-08 19:38August 20 2017 15:56:39

U.S. 2016 Democratic primary season winds up, underdog candidate continues fight

Democratic voters in six U.S. states went to polling stations and caucuses on Tuesday as the grueling nomination race was all but over.

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