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Five Takeaways from Guangzhou Doc Fest 2015 / Asian Side of the Doc 2016 Announced

...able materials to local film-makers who would like distribution outside of China. International co-productions with China are increasing Projects from France, Italy, Germany, the UK and New Zealand competed in the Pitch Sessions for Chinese investment. South Korea and Eastern European countries also competed. Urbanization and loss of Ethnic/Regional traditions This broad topic was the subject of numerous pitches by Chinese producers. The strong se...

Chinese Documentary Smashes Crowd-funding Record. Takeaway #1 from Science Producers’ Congress

...f Kickstarter crowd-funding strategies in the US: Plimpton! An Honest Liar China Heavyweight Director Yung Chang’s China Heavyweight opens today (December 19) in select cinemas across China. Our friend Peter Wintonik first championed this absorbing story. Peter passed away recently. He had such a great eye for film, and tremendous energy to bring great projects to life. The blast about China Heavyweight was a reminder of how much he will be missed...


China’s Documentary Channel Financial Problems: More Context

...o be his vendors, partners and consultants. Welcome to a Developing Market China is not an ideal broadcasting system: But it may be good enough if the value chain is transparent. Although my own experience in China since the ‘Nineties has been that there are layers of intermediaries between the program supplier and the network buyer, and that many of these characters are creepy. But remember: sponsorship was the model on which the emerging US tele...

An Expert Challenges The “China’s Booming Middle Class” Theory

...growing Chinese middle class and, come to think of it, about SVOD here in China. Where to start? First, let’s talk about the middle class television audience. Let me put it kindly: China’s middle class wouldn’t know a good program if it bit them. The PRC’s education system and the Chinese media are structured in a way that the viewer lacks the critical facilities to recognize good programming. Specifically, they, like the broadcasters, are “risk...

Success Frameworks for China’s Factual Market: # 1, The Four Primary Filters for a Reality TV Concept

...mats as ‘cultural pollution’. There is a top-down mandate from the CCP for China to become a leader in the documentary niche. International Impact We have been reporting that China’s doc sector has already gone global: Blue Chip co-productions are underway with the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery and others. CCTV totally dominated the vibe at this year’s MIPDoc. CCTV Documentary Channel is widely distributed outside China. And Chinese-speaking executives...

Takeaways from the Cannes Market: MIPCOM 2012 (#1)

...ommitment to docs as an alternative to ‘trashy’ reality TV. Yves says that China’s documentary sector is evolving rapidly, changing quarter by quarter. CICC continues to back major China-themed co-productions. Recent notable shifts: More nonfiction channels and blocks An emerging factual syndication market, And funding by regional and even municipal government authorities. Corporate sponsorship is a proven path for individual productions and progr...

CNEX: Takeaways from the Chinese Doc Forum, Taipei (CCDF-5)

...s. An important pitching opportunity at the Asian Side Of the Doc (ASD) in China (plus travel and accommodation), was won by Wish Tree, with the German coproduction On The Bridge of Life and Death and China’s Mr. Hype gaining the other two ASD awards. My Dear Lines has been invited to pitch in Korea at Docs Port Inchon and in Guangzhou at GZDOC. Bursaries Two CNEX-WCSFP Bursaries were granted to A Peking Opera Master in New York, a China-USA colla...

Sunnyside of the Doc Takeaways: #1 The ‘Non Anglo-Saxons’ Lead the Way

...back! Here are several other findings from my conversations and meetings. China’s Beachhead China is in the hunt for international partners in Unscripted content, as we have frequently covered here. But Chinese buyers and their funders hadn’t found a market to serve as their beachhead for global business development. They didn’t warm to the ‘take it or leave it’ vibe of some industry events in the UK and North America. And giant content markets l...