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  • China Film Business Struggles With Asia Collaborations Despite Box Office Boom

    While the explosive growth of China's film industry -- its box office hit $3.57 billion in 2013 -- is attracting the attention of its Asian neighbors, challenges including censorship, as well as cultural and social mores, have so far prevented a unified...
  • China Accused of Exporting Media Censorship Across Asia

    HONG KONG -- U.S. foreign secretary John Kerry sat down Saturday with a group of Chinese bloggers and promised to press the Chinese government to loosen its controls of the internet. His visit came at a time when China and other Asian governments stand...
  • Egypt's Luxor Fest Kicks Off With 'Excuse My French' And No 'The Square' In Sight

    ROME - Despite ongoing turbulence in Egypt, the Luxor Egyptian and European Festival kicked off its second edition on Sunday with the world preem of helmer Amr Salama's potentially button-pushing black comedy "Excuse My French" and the notable absence...
  • Does 'Wolf of Wall Street' Glorify Criminals? No.

    With the debate raging over whether Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" celebrates the excesses it portrays or makes a moral case against them, Variety's Whitney Friedlander and David S. Cohen square off over the picture. Read Whitney Friedlander'...
  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
  • Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'

     Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'
    It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the...
  • Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

    Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?
    PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
  • James L. Brooks, David Silverman Talk 'Simpsons,' State of Toon Market

    What makes a good cartoon? Sure, the animation has to be good. And the premise has to be good, too. But what's trump at the end of the day are the stories and its characters -- in fact, it's a lot more like live-action than most people think. That was...
  • Korean Film Industry: Censorship Rising?

    The modern South Korean film industry was born in the mid-'90s when the Busan festival helped push back the cloud of censorship that had prevailed for 10 years after the end of military rule. Since then, Korean directors have reveled in their freedom...
  • Geraldo Rivera blames censorship for cancelation of University appearance

    Geraldo Rivera blames censorship for cancelation of University appearance
    On the heels of his cancelled Duquesne University appearance, Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter on Monday to call censorship. The Fox News correspondent was uninvited on Friday to speak at an upcoming university panel about John F. Kennedy's assassination in...
  • China says it'll relax film, TV censorship; directors unimpressed

    China says it'll relax film, TV censorship; directors unimpressed
    BEIJING -- Chinese authorities said Wednesday they would relax some restrictions on film, TV and radio productions, though the immediate impact of the changes was unclear and several prominent movie directors said they did not believe the reforms were...
  • Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?

    Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?
    Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China’s Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this...