Collaboration is key when making TV in China

Posted Monday 18 Sep 2017

If you're thinking of China as a market your TV series, this is a useful read. Production and development specialist Leanne Passafonti, shares her insights on making successful TV in China, and  outlines some of the regulatory roadblocks that occur, and how to navigate around them. One regulation for example, is that only Chinese-originated content can air on primetime TV, "meaning your series is reduced to unusual hours ... and may not get the traction you were hoping for," Passafonti tells C21 Media.
"The best way to overcome the primetime hurdle for future series is to collaborate with a Chinese producer or broadcaster from the earliest stages of development, ensuring the concept is devised in China. In doing so, the show won't be subject to the restrictions."
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Donations sought for the last stages of Yellow Is Forbidden

Posted Monday 18 Sep 2017

We know a lot of WIFT-ers were involved in this project so we're giving it a WIFT-worthy boost. Pietra Brett Kelly's Yellow Is Forbidden is a modern day Cinderella story where the brave, diminutive and daring heroine's dream doesn't end at the ball� China's only haute couture designer, Guo Pei  is chasing every designer's fantasy - to become part of the exclusive yet savage world of Haute Couture. The film needs a financial boost to fund its last stages - remember you can claim 33% of your dontation back on your tax return.
More film and donation details here