China Talk

ChinaTalk: China + Hollywood: Are We Heading for a Divorce?

By Jordan Schneider
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:23 AM

China is now the largest market for movies globally, and there have long been whispers about exactly how this impacts Hollywood decisions when it comes to scripts and casting.

This episode I’m joined by Erich Schwartzel, author of Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, for a deep dive into the world of Chinese cinema, Chinese movies abroad and China in Hollywood.

Along with co-host Irene Liu, a research analyst at Rhodium Group, we get into:

  • Why the director of Seven Years in Tibet apologized to China 15 years after its release
  • Which tech giant has a minority stake in Steven Spielberg’s production company
  • Whether Richard Gere is unhireable
  • Why the Kenyan official responsible for importing films loves Chinese ones
  • The American movies makers involved in Wolf Warriors

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Outro music: My New Swag (我的新衣) by VAVA feat. Ty. and Nina Wang

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