All articles by Sen-lun Yu

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    New Chinese talent

    2011-06-07T15:58:00Z

    Shanghai is the place to discover commercial independent Chinese cinema

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    China in their hands

    2011-06-07T15:47:00Z

    Shanghai cinema-goers are trail-blazers when it comes to supporting indie cinema in China, and are helping the Shanghai International Film Festival (June 11-19) to increase its global significance. Sen-lun Yu reports

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    China's international steps

    2011-02-07T11:27:00Z

    Chinese investors are also beginning to explore overseas opportunities. By Sen-lun Yu

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    The powerhouse

    2011-02-07T11:24:00Z

    The runaway success of the Chinese film business has led to an influx of investment capital. Sen-lun Yu explores how the flow of finance is shaping the future of the industry

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    Screen grab

    2011-02-07T11:23:00Z

    The Chinese box office hit $1.5bn in 2010 — yet the territory remains vastly under-screened. Sen-lun Yu explores the fierce competition in China’s exhibition sector, and the potential for foreign investment

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    SFG to launch joint venture with Technicolor

    2010-06-12T19:51:00Z

    China’s state-owned film studio Shanghai Film Group (SFG) has announced it is to set up a joint venture with post-production group Technicolor.

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    MacDowell, Lau and Im join Shanghai juries

    2009-05-26T12:00:00Z

    Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced actress Andie MacDowell and Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau will join the Jinjue Awards jury.

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    China shows its strength

    2009-05-22T10:15:00Z

    The Chinese box office got off to a bright start in 2009, boosting the theory cinema booms in a downturn. Can it continue throughout the year?

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    Shanghai Film Festival announces project market line-up

    2009-05-16T05:57:00Z

    The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced the line-up of 32 Co-production Film Pitch and Catch (Co-FPC) projects and eight China Film Pitch and Catch (CFPC) projects. 

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    Strategic Film Partners picks up Lau’s Kung Fu Cyborg

    2009-05-14T12:02:00Z

    LA-based international sales and distribution company Strategic Film Partners has acquired North American rights to Jeff Lau’s action sci-fi comedy Kung Fu Cyborg , a film produced by Lau’s China-based Leshi Zhenwei Film Productions. 

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    China reduces film regulations on Hong Kong

    2009-05-12T17:07:00Z

    China is offering two new initiatives to the Hong Kong Film industry as part of the Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). 

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    Shanghai announces competition line-up

    2009-05-12T11:48:00Z

    Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has unveiled its competition line-up.

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    Cultural Revolution

    2009-05-04T12:24:00Z

    Chinese producer-distributor Yu Dong has become one of the leading independent figures in the Chinese industry. He tells Sen-lun Yu how he has done it.

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    Zhang Yimou to shoot two-part feature Three Guns

    2009-05-01T03:07:00Z

    Beijing New Picture Film has confirmed that the director’s next project will be a two-part feature co-produced with Edko Films.

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    Lu Chuan's City Of Life And Death heats up Chinese cinemas

    2009-04-28T19:22:00Z

    Chinese director Lu Chuan’s war drama City Of Life And Death had a strong opening in mainland China,grossing an estimated $10.2m (RMB70m) in five days (April 22-26).

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    Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong to co-direct action adventure

    2009-04-27T16:46:00Z

    Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and director Stanley Tong will co-write and co-direct an action adventure tentatively titled Chinese Zodiac . JackieChan will star in the $37m (RMB250m) film.

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    Pan-Asian auteurs line up for Chengdu omnibus

    2009-04-14T13:21:00Z

    Beijing-based Zonbo Media is preparing a three-part film set in the earthquake-stricken city ofChengdu in Western China, to be directed by Korea’s Hur Jin-ho, Hong Kong’s Fruit Chan and Chineserock singer and filmmaker Cui Jian.

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    Pan-Asian auteurs line up for Chengdu omnibus

    2009-04-14T07:50:00Z

    Beijing-based Zonbo Media is preparing a three-part film set in the earthquake-stricken city of Chengdu in Western China, to be directed by Korea’s Hur Jin-ho, Hong Kong’sFruit Chan and Chinese rock singer and filmmaker Cui Jian.

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    Lion Rock abandons Woo's historical epic 1949

    2009-04-02T14:01:00Z

    John Woo and Terence Chang’s Lion Rock Productions has decided to abandon shooting epic drama 1949 due to a dispute over the script rights.

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    Bona Entertainment, JC Group team on Chan's Big Soldier

    2009-04-02T13:22:00Z

    Beijing-based Bona Entertainment is teaming with Jackie Chan’s JC Group International and Singapore fundLM Media on action comedy Big Soldier (working title), starringChan, Wang Lee-hom and Korean singer Yoo Seung-jun.