The Sunny Side Vibe: More Takeaways from South Africa, Beijing & Taiwan, Australia and France

Beginning with Ruby Chen on the dock, following are insightful delegate interviews captured by Madelyn Most in compatible La Rochelle. Ruby Chen is co-Founder and CEO of CNEX  Foundation based in Beijing China which is dediated to supporting artistic documentaries about contemporary Chinese life. Marie Ange Billot-Thebaud is a writer, director, producer of Jatropha Films Productions based in …

China at MIPTV: Profile Shrinks, But Size Tells Another Story. Greenlight Back On

China made a loud promise during MIPDoc and MIPTV in 2012 to bring its massive scale to the global unscripted video market. For a few days, the Croisette resembled Shanghai’s famous Bund. Luo Ming, CCTV’s VP for economic affairs captured China’s strategy when he said: “Size is important at MIPTV.” “And the higher the profile of Chinese content …

From New York Times: CCTV, China’s Propaganda Tool, Finds Itself at Center of Antigraft Drive

The New York Times’ Edward Wong reports this weekend on events sweeping CCTV, China’s national broadcaster. He describes the intra-party fighting and allegations of corruption that have dashed CCTV’s reputation. A further casualty is the high expectation among Western producers and channels that China was rapidly becoming a reliable buyer and financial partner. Chengdu during Asian Side …