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Nigeria Seeks Showing of Nollywood Movies in China

Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed renewed a request for China to show Nigerian movies, known as Nollywood. He reiterated the request to Zhou Pingjian, the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, during Zhou’s courtesy visit to Alhaji on Thursday in Abuja.

'Kung Fu Hustle' Portrait Session
Western Movie Group Adds 11 Minutes to Re-release of ‘A Chinese Odyssey’ on April 13

The second part of the cult classic franchise of Jeffery Lau, based loosely on “Journey to the West,” an ancient Chinese classic, would be shown again in theaters across China beginning on April 13, Thursday. The Western Movie Group added 11 minutes to the movie.

70th Cannes Film Festival Official Selection Presentation - Press Conference In Paris
Organizers of 70th Cannes Film Festival Fail to Pick Chinese Movie, but TV Show ‘Top of the Lake: China’ Girl to Premiere at Filmfest

There would be 29 countries that would take part in the 70th Cannes Film Festival on May 17 through 28. However, China is not on the list. Major Hollywood studio films are also not those selected.

Ella Chen with Strong Baby
Ella Gives Birth to ‘Strong Baby,’ S.H.E. Members Visit New Mother

S.H.E. girl band member Ella Chen gave birth on April 12 to a baby boy. The Taiwanese actress-singer gave her infant the nickname “Strong Baby.”

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Disneynature With The Cinema Society Host The Premiere Of 'Born In China'
Disneynature Film ‘Born in China’ Premieres on April 21

A new Disneynature movie, “Born in China,” gives another side of the Asian giant beyond the images of Beijing and other landmarks China has been known for. Dame Jane Goodall, the ambassador of Disneynature, said the more than one-hour documentary took three years to shoot. The movie, the seventh theatrical release, is scheduled to show on April 21, one day before Earth Day.

Protests rise demanding for compensation for the Asian passenger dragged out of his seat in a United Airlines flight.
Donnie Yen Blacklists United Airlines; Celebrities Slam Airline After Passenger Scandal

Hong Kong celebrity Donnie Yen said that United Airlines is never going to get his business again.

'Riverdale' stars Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart join writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016.
‘Riverdale’ writer makes introduces house sigils for the four main families

If you’ve been watching “Riverdale” Season 1, you’ll notice that the town drama and conflict that envelopes the small town involves a lot of the known families therein. Sounds familiar? Probably, because that’s how things go down in “Game of Thrones” as well. “Riverdale” staff writer Brian Paterson also took notice of this, and made sigils for the families of the core characters.

'Winds of Winter' writer George R. R. Martin and Joe Lansdale pose before SundanceTV's 'Hap & Leonard' Screening at the Jean Cocteau Theater on February 23, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
‘The Winds of Winter’ release delayed again as George R.R. Martin focuses on other projects

It appears that George R.R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" will be delayed even further. There are rumblings that the sixth book in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series will not come out this year as anticipated.

UN And Smurfs: The Lost Village Celebrate International Day Of Happiness
Chinese Singer Su Yunying Sings ‘Blue Kids’ to Promote ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ in China

“Smurfs: The Lost Village” literally got lost in the U.S. domestic market over the weekend when it opened with box office results of $14.1 million. Sony, the producer of the film, is apparently hoping the situation would be different when the movie premieres in China on April 21.

All New Jackie Chan Adventures
Chinese Animation Movie “Dahufa’ to Premiere on July 13, while Jackie Chan Unveils 104-Episode Animation Project

Animation is one of the known products of Japanese cinema. However, Chinese movie makers are catching up, including martial arts actor Jackie Chan who has ventured into an animation project.

Screengrab from a controversial Chinese live streaming footage showing a woman eating a banana
China Live Streaming Sector to Overtake Movie Box-Office Receipt in a Few Years

The live streaming sector in China continues to thrive. At the rate it is growing, experts forecast the sector would top the movie box-office receipts in a few years.

Prince was found dead on the floor of his mansion's elevator in Minnesota one year ago.
Fentanyl from China Caused Death of Prince? Artist’s Demise Still Unsolved

One year after the artist's death, many questions are still unanswered and many suspect that Prince was killed by using fentanyl from China.

Cambodia's Thriving Beauty Industry
While Korean Hallyu & Business Suffer from Sanctions Due to THAAD, China’s Entertainment Industry Grows

The impact of China’s ban on Korean content and entertainments continues to be felt both in South Korea and China. In South Korea, it resulted in a contraction of businesses, while it had the opposite effect on China’s entertainment industry.

Closing Gala - 64th San Sebastian Film Festival
Seven Movie Experts Compose Jury of Beijing International Film Festival’s Main Competition Section

The seven-member jury of the 7th Beijing International Festival’s main competition section has been identified. The group is made up of international movie experts, namely French actor Jean Reno, American director Ron Minkoff, Danish filmmaker Bille August, Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung, Chinese actress Jiang Wenli, Italian producer Paolo del Brocco and Romanian director Radu Jude.

Vin Diesel released first poster of 'Furious 8' on Facebook.
‘The Fate of the Furious’ Pre-Sales in China Hits $18.1 Million before April 14 Premiere

Another Hollywood movie would likely benefit from a simultaneous premiere in China and North America. Even before the debut, “The Fate of the Furious” has earned $18.1 million in China in pre-sales.

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