- China is a growing & fast-maturing market with a population of over 1.3 Billion ppl.

 

- China is already the largest territory for film outside of the U.S.*

BUT IT CAN BE A DIFFICULT MARKET TO ENTER…

- Different language…

- Different time zone…

- Different culture…

- Lack of familiarity with local partners…

- Ever-changing government policies and business climate…

- Difficulties securing necessary Government permits…

- Distance!!!

MORE SPECIFICALLY…

                             FOR FILM…

- Only 54 foreign films are allowed to be distributed theatrically in China every year.  A release permit from SAPPRFT* is required.

 

- Communications with local partners and Government offices are sometimes limited.

 

- Securing support from theatrical exhibitors for wide release can be difficult.

 

 

* SAPPRFT:  State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio,
    Film & Television of PRC.  (Formerly known as SARFT)

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