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Your source for insight into China's culture industry: Listen to those creating and producing content in the world's second-biggest cultural market. Hosted by Aladin Farré, and co-produced by SupChina.
ABOUT THE HOST: With two degrees in movie production and Chinese history, Aladin Farré felt it was only natural to go work as a nonfiction content producer in China. He is now a documentary project manager at LIC China (大陆桥) and co-founded CCP (China Compass Productions), a production service company. Follow him on Twitter @aladin_f.

#33 The Chinese entertainment companies of Wall Street

Once Chinese companies rise to the top of the domestic market, another challenge emerges: publicly listing on one of the…

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#32 Intellectual property protection in China’s entertainment industry

Intellectual property protection on copyrights is seen as being nearly nonexistent in China, but does that argument really hold water?…

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#31 The visual effects industry in China

John Dietz of BangBang Pictures has worked on over 30 movies in China, ranging from blockbuster films to micro-budget independent projects.…

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#30 Connecting Chinese and European film producers

For years, Chinese producers only had eyes for the “Hollywood model.” That is, big-budget projects and, hopefully, even bigger returns.…

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#29 Online KOL marketing in China

Key opinion leaders, or KOLs, have a strong connection to Chinese internet users and are now highly sought after to…

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#28 The effects of the coronavirus on China’s entertainment industry

China’s culture and entertainment industry is bracing for serious challenges amid the COVID-19 epidemic. This particularly applies to the film…

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#27 Building Wanda Studios in Qingdao

Dalian Wanda Group, led by billionaire Wáng Jiànlín 王建林, invested heavily in China’s movie industry over the past decade. In…

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#26 China’s soft power in Africa

How do the Chinese government and companies engage with the public in Africa? Nillah Nyakoa (journalist at China Radio International), Eric Olander (managing editor…

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#25 How to publish a book in China

Professor Federico Castigliano is the author of Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris, which was published in…

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#24 Dealing with the diaspora: Catering to Chinese clients abroad

This week on Middle Earth, Aladin and his guests take a look at the film production industry in Europe. Li…

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#23 Running FIRST: The International Film Festival

Song Wen, founder of the FIRST International Film Festival, discusses the history of one of China’s most promising festivals for…

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#22 Screenwriting for Chinese audiences

What is it like to work as a storyteller in the Chinese film and TV industry? What is the relationship…

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#21 The Truth About Truth Telling: Documentaries in China

Ruby Chen, one of the founding members of the Hong Kong–based China Next (CNEX), tells the story of their nonprofit,…

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#20 Making a Metropolis: Contemporary Chinese Architecture and Urban Planning

The pace of urbanization in contemporary China is nothing short of dizzying. Seventy years ago, at the time of the…

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#19 from Broadway to Beijing: Western Theater in the Middle Kingdom

Lured by a potentially large and lucrative market, major theater productions are increasingly making the jump from the bright lights…

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