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Chinese Movie Mogul Promises New Party Leaders Will Open Market to Hollywood

(L to R) Han Sanping, Chairman, China Film Group; Peter Shiao, CEO, Orb Media Group; Lewis Coleman, President, Chief Financial Officer, DreamWorks. (Molly Ann/Asia Society)
Business

Jonathan Landreth reports from a rare public exchange between Lewis Coleman, president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks, and Han Sanping, president of the China Film Group, the nation’s monopoly film importer.

Ahead of Film Summit, Here's Everything You Need to Know About China's Movie Industry

Ben Kingsley stars as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3,' a Hollywood-China
Business

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports from Los Angeles on the eve of the U.S.-China Film Summit, an annual event now more important than ever.

Video: A Fond Look Back at Bollywood's Master of Epic Romance, Yash Chopra

Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra poses for the press after winning the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Oct. 26, 2010. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
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Highlights clips trace the award-winning director and producer's best work, from a career of more than 50 years.

Interview: Filmmaker Daniel Hsia Plays With Cultural Assumptions in 'Shanghai Calling'

'Shanghai Calling' star Daniel Henney (L) on-set with director Daniel Hsia (R). (Gao Yuping)
Arts

Asia Society's La Frances Hui talks to Hsia, the Chinese American director and writer whose new romantic comedy opens the 35th Asian American International Film Festival this week in New York.

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Watch: New Film Shows Sri Lanka's Media Battered, but Not Beaten

A scene from the new documentary film 'Silenced Voices.'
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.

Interview: New Film Documents Removal of Kathputli Artists' Colony in New Delhi

A Kathputli colony puppeteer in New Delhi. (Joshua Cogan)
Arts The forthcoming 'Tomorrow We Disappear' investigates the city's destruction of the Kathputli colony of magicians, artists and puppeteers in New Delhi.

Watch: Trailers For Seven New York Japan CineFest Films

A scene from director Ken Ochiai's Frog in the Well (2010).
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Presented by Asia Society New York and Mar Creation on June 8, 2012, the New York Japan CineFest will feature seven award-winning live action and animated shorts with the filmmakers in attendance.

After 'Initial Assault on the Senses' the Real India Lingers in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Judi Dench in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'
Arts

The new movie 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' begins on a voyeuristic note but eventually digs much deeper.

 

Food Paradise or Hell: A New Chinese Documentary Sparks Debate

Food & RecipesLifestyle

The combination of food porn and nostalgia was potent enough to make the CCTV series an instant (if controversial) sensation.