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The Hollywood Reporter – March 1, 2017

U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo Sets Dates for Expanded Fourth Edition

The growing annual event, which brings together decision makers from the U.S. and Chinese entertaiment industries, will return to Los Angeles in late October.

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Deadline Hollywood – October 9, 2016

China’s Alibaba Takes Stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin; Will Team On Global Pics

In the most significant move by Alibaba Pictures to date, the company has taken a minority equity stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.

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Deadline Hollywood – August 30, 2016

Former Paramount & Disney Exec Named CEO Of China-Based Alpha Animation

Bob Bacon, a former executive at Disney and Paramount Pictures, has just been named CEO of Alpha Animation, a new division of the China-based Alpha Group Co.

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Los Angeles Times – August 22, 2016

With two kung fu films, HBO cautiously tests the waters in China

For American film and TV show creators and distributors, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing in China recently.

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The Hollywood Reporter – October 4, 2016

China and Hollywood Converge for Third Annual UCFTI Expo

Execs from Fox, Huayi Brothers, Le Vision, Warner Bros., STX and more will gather to discuss the future of dealmaking and collaboration between the world’s two…

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--FILE--Chinese filmgoers visit a Wanda Cinema featuring IMAX in Yichang city, central China's Hubei province, 6 May 2016.

China's Wanda Cinema Line Corp said it has been asked by the Shenzhen stock exchange to provide more information about its proposed $6 billion acquisition of a sister company that owns U.S. film studio Legendary Entertainment. Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin's Wanda Group bought the Hollywood Studio for $3.5 billion in 2016 via its Wanda Media movie-making unit. Wanda Cinema proposed a cash and share acquisition of unlisted Wanda Media this month. "The company is actively coordinating and preparing a reply and will provide supplementary information to perfect the proposal," Wanda Cinema said in an announcement. The proposed acquisition is pending approval from shareholders and regulators, it added. It gave no further details. Wanda Cinema has also said it plans to raise 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in a share sale to fund the building of theatres and replenish working capital.

Deadline Hollywood – September 21, 2016

China’s Wanda Forming Major Alliance With Sony Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is about to broaden its Hollywood footprint in a substantial way.

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The Hollywood Reporter – August 31, 2016

China’s Le Vision Pictures Hires Ex-Paramount Pres Adam Goodman to Run L.A. Office

The veteran film exec will spearhead Le Vision’s plans to produce an ambitious slate of U.S.-China co-productions with various Hollywood studio partners.

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The Hollywood Reporter – August 12, 2016

James Wan’s Atomic Monster Inks Deal With China’s Starlight Media (Exclusive)

The Chinese company will finance films with budgets up to $100 million.

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