Mpaa Chief On China: Things Could Be -- And Were -- A Lot Worse

Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd has attempted to shine a positive light on recent disputes between Hollywood and China over censorship, distribution, and payments. Speaking with Daily Variety just days after it was reported that DreamWorks Animation's The Croods had suddenly been yanked from theaters nearly three weeks ahead of its scheduled closing, Dodd remarked, I'm not saying they are great news, but they are issues we would have liked to have had a few years ago, and I see a lot of this as a reflection that there is a lot more [American] product available overall. Dodd noted that an average of ten new screens a day are being opened in China and that even if many of them are devoted to Chinese movies, that amounts to good news for Hollywood because it expands the size of the Chinese audience. As for China's limit of 34 foreign films per year, Dodd told the trade publication, We'd like to have no limitations, no quotas, but we have to deal with the world in which we live. My hope is that one day ... China says, 'Come on in and bring your products and we ll let the audience decide.'



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