China Advances Film Industry Law, Cracks Down on “Western Values”

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The Hollywood Reporter reports “China’s top legislature on Monday reviewed a draft of the country’s long-awaited first film law. Once passed, the new legal framework will have wide-ranging implications for China’s domestic film industry and the Hollywood studios that do business in the country.

China’s box office is expected to surpass North America’s within the next three years. This week’s review process at the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, which runs from Monday to Saturday, provides a sneak peek of the new rulebook likely to govern the world’s soon-to-be-largest movie market. The topics addressed range from censorship policy to market access for foreign films to how to handle artists “tainted” by drug and prostitution scandals.” Read More