Report Obama Letter Helped Open China To Hollywood

In late December, President Obama wrote a personal letter to Chinese president Hu Jintao urging the Chinese leader to make good on repeated promises to allow more foreign films to be shown in the country and to increase the percentage of box-office revenue that foreign producers may receive, according to the Hollywood Reporter , which cited an unnamed senior White House official. The president's letter was reportedly followed up by a phone call by Vice President Joe Biden to his counterpart, Vice President Xi Jinping, about the issue, which in turn was followed by "all-consuming" talks between Xi and U.S. officials, including Biden, on February 17, according to the trade publication. Those talks resulted in an agreement to pay Hollywood studios 25 percent of profits from the Chinese box office and to allow 14 additional 3D or IMAX movies to be shown in the country every year. The rewards to the studios could be considerable. The number of screens in China rose to 9,200 last year versus 6,223 in 2010. (There are more than 30,000 movie screens in the U.S.)

27/02/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: White House

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A "Whorehouse" Where "People Go Mad"

If any young actor is dreaming of becoming a big star in Hollywood, it...

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

James Marsden has made a career out of being the unassuming good...

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio

With the imminent release of Weezer's ninth studio album, 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End', the band have...

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio Video

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Only one months has passed since Brad Pitt tied the knot for a second time to...

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Any comic book fan would dream of owning a batsuit that was actually used in...

 Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed the band plan to...

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande should be celebrating this week after...

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine

Three Days Grace have announced their intention to release their fifth studio album in 2015. Ahead of that release, they...

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine Video

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has found her perfect West End...

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival
Advertisement

Comments

White House Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on White House

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All