China’s influence in the Hollywood industry is on the rise, with studios increasingly looking to the Communist state to support its movie-making efforts.
But what’s behind China’s decision to be a part of Hollywood, and its recent moves to play an increasingly important role in the film industry?
Here’s a look at the state of Chinese influence in film.1.
The film industry is run by China’s ruling Communist Party2.
China’s film industry was founded by the Chinese Communist Party, but it was not the sole player until the 1970s, and now is largely dominated by state-run companies3.
China has been trying to control film production for decades4.
The Communist Party and the Chinese Film Academy, the state-owned film-making agency, have an uneasy relationship, as they have competing visions for the future of the film business5.
China is the largest producer of digital content and the biggest film market in the world6.
China also has one of the most extensive film-industry studios in the country7.
Chinese cinema-goers have become a significant part of the moviegoing public, which means there are more movie theaters than ever8.
In 2016, China’s box office grossed $4.4 billion, a record.
China and the United States were second and third, respectively9.
China now owns the largest number of international films, accounting for more than half of the total overseas box office.10.
China recently overtook France as the world’s top film market, but has not won the title yet.
In 2020, it will, according to industry figures.