Co-Pro Targets: Part 2 -The Chinese Majors

Co-Pro Targets: Part 2 -The Chinese Majors

In Part 2 of co-production partners who should be on your radar – today’s blog is about the Chinese majors.

Below is a list of the top state-owned Chinese studios. I included the following information: activities, a representative film, website, Cinando (or IMDB) link and phone number.

THE SERIES

Here is a recap of the series. Part 1 was published last week.

Part 1. The U.S. Majors: https://wp.me/p8U8pg-rT

Part 2. Major Chinese companies

Part 3. U.S. Independents

Part 4. Independent Chinese companies

Part 5. U.S. Actors You Should Target

Part 6. Chinese Actors You Should NOT Target

 

THE CHINESE MAJORS

The biggest state-owned film studios are China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution.

China Film Group

One of China’s most productive studios. In 2013 it was involved in the production/distribution of 25 films.

Chinese name: 中国电影集团公司

Activities: Production, Distribution, Exhibition

Representative Film: Wolf Totem, Red Cliff

Website:  www.zgdygf.com

Cinando or IMDB:  https://bit.ly/2R9kGII

Telephone: Tel: +86 10 6225 0446

Huaxia Film Distribution

Huaxia is the second largest film distributor in China.

Chinese name:  华夏电影发行有限责任公司

Activities: Production, Distribution, Sales, Publicity, Marketing

Representative Film: God of War

Website: www.hxfilm.com

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2CrkbBo

Telephone: Tel: 86 10 8225 7979

 

August First Film Studio

Originally called the PLA film studio it started out in 1952 making military films. Since that time it has produced over 2,400 films.

Chinese name: 八一电影制片厂

Activities: Production

Representative Film: Tunnel Warfare

Website:  yiba.shop.liebiao.com/

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2rJfYD1

Telephone: Tel:  +86 10 6682 4721

Changying Group

(formerly Changchun Film Group)

Located in Northeastern Jilin province it has one of the largest production bases in China. It became a shareholder of Huaxia Film Distribution breaking China Film Group’s monopoly on imported films.

Chinese name: 长春电影集团公司

Activities: Production

Representative Film: The Assassins

Website: https://bit.ly/2UT14aG

Cinando or IMDB: https://imdb.to/2BqD71A

Telephone: Tel: +86 0431 8595 2747

Emei Film Group

In 2016 Pacific Rim Media signed a deal with Henan Film and Emei Film Group to develop a travel adventure series about the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Clubs in China. They will also co-produce multiple films per year.

Chinese name: 峨眉电影集团

Activities: Production, Distribution, Cinema Chain Management, and TV Broadcasting

Representative Film: Let the Bullets Fly

Website: http://www.emdy.cn/

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2R3tAr2

Telephone: Tel: +86 10 28 8733 3890

Shanghai Film Group

SFG owns five production houses, several filming bases, 14 producing firms as well as a cinema line – Shanghai United Circuit.

Chinese name: 上海電影集團公司

Activities: Production, Distribution, Exhibition

Representative Film: Ash is the Purest White

Website: sfs-cn.com

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2T3t8Gn

Telephone: Tel +86 21 5308-0303

Tianjin Northern Film Group

James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, etc) has a JV with them for 3D film and TV.

Chinese name: 天津北方电影集团

Activities: Production, Distribution

Representative Film: Infernal Affairs 3

Website: www.tj-film.com

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2Gyw0K8

Telephone: +86 022 2385-8050

Western Movie Group

Likewise known as Xi’an Film Studio – is an active co-production of films and TV. Previously it signed an agreement with Singapore’s One Take Productions to produce the first Singaporean film to be shot in high definition.

Chinese Name: 西部电影集团

Activities: Production, Distribution,

Representative Film: 14 Blades

Website: www.westmoviegroup.com

Cinando or IMDB:  https://imdb.to/2rR6khB

Telephone: +86 029-8551-4752

Xiaoxiang Film Group

(formerly Hunan Film Studio)

Producers of film and television, the studio is playing a more active role in domestic and foreign co-production, sometimes partnering with nearby Hunan Broadcast Group.

Chinese name: 潇湘电影集团有限公司

Activities: Production, Distribution, and Marketing, Cinema management, movie merchandise development/production

Representative Film: Home Sweet Home

Website: www.ctvwx.com

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2R8YTR5

Telephone: +86 0731-8554-1247

Yunnan Film Group

Looking for co-production opportunities. It funded “The 33” the movie about the Chilean mining disaster.

Chinese name:云南电影集团

Activities: Production, Distribution,

Representative Film: American Dreams in China

Website: www.yunnanfilmgroup.com

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2QIiicj

Telephone: Tel +86 10 85758830

Zhujiang Film Group

In 2017 it was involved in the first 4K movie (a movie about Cantonese opera – “Madame White Snake”). The studio plans to partner with China’s Aerospace Construction Group to introduce more leading 4K filmmaking technology.

Chinese name: 珠江电影集团

Activities: Production, Cinema Operator

Representative Film: As the Light Goes Out

Website: zjfilm.com.cn

Cinando or IMDB: https://bit.ly/2A6vcq3

Telephone: Tel +86 20 8365 3773

 

Bonus

China Media Capital

(state-backed VC company)

Chinese name: 华人文化产业投资基金

Activities: Investment

Representative Film: The Adventurers

Website: https://bit.ly/2EFK6Yn

Cinando or IMDB: https://imdb.to/2RbagYX

Telephone: Tel +86  010-65165600

 

If you’d like to join a group of China co-pro fans – join my Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/CHGreenLight/

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