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Ruder Finn names new Asia head as Dumont takes global role

NEW YORK: Ruder Finn is promoting Jean-Michel Dumont, Asia chairman, to a global, Europe-based role as head of international strategy and promoting …

Public Relations

Help wanted: Shanghai Disneyland seeks a Communist Party specialist

Chinese Communist Party membership can get you a job at one of the world’s most popular theme parks.<p>Shanghai Disneyland already benefits from having CCP members among its staff. Murray King, VP of public affairs, told the local Jiefang Daily (link in Chinese) last summer that the park’s best …

China

Why 'The Last Jedi' isn't winning in China

The latest "Star Wars" movie failed to make the jump to hyperspace when it opened in China at the weekend.<p>"The Last Jedi" has already been a monster hit around the world, but it fell short of earlier editions of the franchise in the world's second-largest market.<p>The latest installment opened to an …

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‘Jumanji’ Charges Forth, ‘The Last Jedi’ Fizzles in China

LOS ANGELES — There is no generational nostalgia for the characters. The January release date allowed piracy to flourish online, cutting into ticket sales. Hollywood imports are losing their luster as local studios become more skilled at making blockbuster-style movies.<p>Whatever the reason, “Star …

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Will the Force Be With ‘The Last Jedi’ in China?

There’s little doubt that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will attract a following in China, where it opens this Friday. How big a following is the …

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Disney Goes All Out to Make 'Last Jedi' a Success in China

Fans lined the red carpet to see star Daisy Ridley in a bright floral dress. Actor Mark Hamill bowed. A phalanx of Stormtroopers marched, while droid …

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18 Reasons to Visit a Disney Destination in 2018

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith<p>Happy New Year!<p>The year 2018 is shaping up to be an unforgettable year of anniversaries, …

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Finishes 2017 In First Place

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> won 2017 as 2017′s No. 1 movie. Over New Year’s Eve weekend, <i>Star Wars</i> banked $120.4 million globally. It’s the highest-grossing movie of 2017, driving its global aggregate to $1 billion.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise is a habitual box office superstar. The <i>Last Jedi</i> is the eighth …

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Stormtroopers are Hiding at Disneytown in Shanghai, and It’s Your Job to Find Them

Calling all members of the Rebel Alliance! We need your help tracking down dozens of Stormtroopers hiding across Disneytown at Shanghai Disney …

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops $1 billion worldwide

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.<p>"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year's Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 …

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China & Hollywood: After A Topsy-Turvy 2017, What’s In Store For The Year Ahead

In 2017, China and U.S. relations stumbled from a combination of a new administration in the White House and the Chinese government pulling back on …

China

State of the Culture, Part I: Museums, ‘Experiences,’ and the Year of Big Fun Art

Opinion<p>In a look back on the epochal shifts we experienced in art and culture in 2017, Ben Davis explains how we got to the odd place we are …

Art

‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America

British actress Daisy Ridley (left, background), US actor Mark Hamill (right background), with droids BB-8 (left) and R2-D2 (right) pose at the red …

Movies

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soars to $745 million worldwide

(Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally as of Sunday.<p>The North American take has hit $365 million in its first 10 days as of Sunday with the studio projecting another $32 million on Christmas Day …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson defends film against critics: 'The goal is never to divide'

Rian Johnson has hit back at criticism of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

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The Star Wars News Roundup for December 22, 2017

Star Wars news for the week of December 22, 2017<p>The purpose of this roundup is to put all the <b>Star Wars</b> news from the week of December 22, 2017 in one …

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