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How to be Censored in China: A Brief Filmmaking Guide

by Robert Cain.

Censorship sounds like something that only takes place under the cover of night, executed by faceless authorities who strike without logic or warning. According to Robert Cain, who’s been making movies in China for 25 years, that’s not (entirely) the case.

While the Chinese censorship industry has its spies, it also has official rules created by people who have a vested interest in seeing films made in what will soon be the world’s largest film territory. Cain originally published this piece on his blog, chinafilmbiz; he’s kindly allowed us to publish it at Indiewire.

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