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Is Costume Drama the Next Genre for Scrutiny by China’s Censors?

Leading Chinese streaming platform, Tencent Video this week failed to launch a high-profile period drama series. The surprise move sparked speculation that the staple court drama genre is now a target ... read more

Netflix To Show Chinese Drama ‘Empresses In The Palace’; Is It Next Step In Entry Into China?

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired popular Chinese drama Empresses In The Palace for its U.S. service, cutting down the original series’ 76 45-minute episodes into six 90-minute episodes. The show, which ... read more

How China Is Remaking the Global Film Industry

Over the next couple of years, the Chinese box office may well surpass that of North America as the world's biggest, even if last year's China numbers ... state censors bound by prudish socialist more... read more

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No More Drama: China’s TV Insiders Lash Out at Censorship During Legislative Gathering

China's regulators require that TV drama producers have their content approved by specific ... Reality shows have been one of the most-watched TV genres in China in recent years. Mr. Zhang is the chie... read more

Why Steven Spielberg is joining forces with China's first Internet tycoon

The other is a former English teacher whose Internet business made him one of China ... censors there would find objectionable — Spielberg's name carries considerable cachet in China. "There's no grea... read more

Curse of the Golden Flower

Theyll look at this film and say, Oh of course its a historical costume drama. And its set in ... as tricky as dealing with Chinese censors, and Zhang has dealt with both. Hes had his films such as To ... read more

Review: 'Narratage' is a horrifying glamorisation of student-teacher relationships

It’s amazing how “Narratage” managed to get by censors with just a PG13 rating ... If you like this genre, yes. “Narratage” is a Japanese romantic drama that’s based on the book of the same name. The ... read more

Cleavage-cropping mainland censors trying to redress Tang dynasty's sexy norm, say experts

But the censors' scalpel ... The Empress of China is historically inaccurate. "All the paintings from the Tang dynasty show that ladies from that era showed a lot of cleavage," he says. "Actually, muc... read more

From Velvet Cacoon to Ghost Bath: the Curious Anatomy of a Black Metal Hoax

Since the earliest stirrings of the genre began to strengthen and spread back in the late 80s, extreme metal bands—especially black metal musicians—have been obscuring their identities behind stage na... read more

CBS Emmy Screeners Show Push For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Nominations

The franchise has only three nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, for the first two seasons of The Original Series and last season of The Next Generation. To date, no Star Trek series has ever be... read more

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Earlier this year Zhang Yimou made the intimate drama Traveling Alone for Thousands of Miles, about a Japanese man traveling to China to learn about his filmmaker son. Now Zhang now combines the genre... read more

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