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Is China censoring Hollywood?

Is China censoring Hollywood?

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This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

After decades of growing its political and commercial influence over the world, China is now flexing its cultural muscles. Hollywood studios are bowing to pressure from China to edit finished films, edit scripts, drop ‘problematic’ characters, for fear of losing out on lucrative Chinese audiences. But what happens when producers want to make films with stories that China doesn’t want to be told? Join us for a ThinkIn with leading film and TV producers as we ask the question: does China now control the story? 

editor and invited experts

James Harding
Co-Founder and Editor

Erich Schwartzel
Hollywood reporter, The Wall Street Journal; Author of ‘Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the global battle for cultural supremacy’

Suzanne Nossel
Chief Executive Officer, PEN America

Ying Zhu
Professor Emeritus, City University of New York; Director, Center for Film and Moving Image Research, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University; Author, ‘Hollywood in China: Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Movie Market’ (June 2022)