Headlines from China: China Media Capital Establishes New Performing Arts Platform

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China Media Capital Establishes New Performing Arts Platform

China Media Capital (CMC) announced the launch of CMC live on January 10, with hopes to integrate music and performance arts talent across the Chinese entertainment industry, and for it to become the largest performing arts platform in China. CMC live has put together a strong management team that has previously organized concerts for big names like The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, and Pink Floyd. On its 2018 agenda are concerts of major Chinese pop stars including G.E.M., May Day, and Jacky Cheung. Read more on D-entertainment

‘Happy Death Day’ Gets China Release Date in February

American slasher film Happy Death Day is set to release in China Feb 2, 2018. The film has already grossed $55.7 million in North America and is highly rated on many review sites. Created by Blumhouse Productions, the film follows a college student who is murdered on her birthday and begins reliving the day over and over again; she would be killed in different ways every single time. Read more on Mtime

Nintendo Reportedly Making An Animated Mario Film

It has been reported that Nintendo is in talks with Illumination Entertainment, the production company behind Despicable Me, about making an animated film based on Super Mario. While there have not yet been any official announcements, a company representative has spoken about tentative plans to release the movie in 2020 during a recent interview. Read more on duowan.com

A Wrap-up On Chinese TV Shows Of 2017

2017 has seen domestic TV series making a strong comeback through various platforms. In total, 132 TV shows have been broadcast on TV, and an additional 213 online; many of them are high quality and very well-received. Among them, In The Name of People has piqued particular interest because of its anti-corruption theme. Period dramas were less popular, and have mostly been broadcasting online instead of on TV; many other shows have also turned to online platforms to reach a wider audience, with some broadcasting online first before airing on TV. The shows have been running longer, with upwards of 70 episodes. As with movies, the performance of Chinese TV show is closely tied to reviews and ratings. Three of the best TV in 2017 are Day and Night, Burning Ice, and Tientsin Mystic, all of which will be released on Netflix soon. Read more on TMTpost

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