Photo Gallery 038: A Glimpse Of The Chinese Internet Big Films Industry
摘要： For a while, an intriguing name, an eye-catching poster, a story related to some popular IPs and a free-to-watch-for-first-six-minutes-but-pay-to-watch-for-more model used to be jokingly referred to as the “four secrets” of a successful internet big films. What's the current situation of the Chinese internet big films industry? What kind of people are working in the industry? What kind of films are they "churning out"?
For a while, an intriguing name, an eye-catching poster, a story related to some popular IPs and a free-to-watch-for-first-six-minutes-but-pay-to-watch-for-more model used to be jokingly referred to as the “four secrets” of a successful internet big films. These secrets prove to be true, at least judged from these posters.
The inn is known as the biggest pre-production spot of internet big films in China. Stories like an investor invested merely several thousand yuan, had a screenwriter write a play within a week, recruited actors and got prepared within six days, shot all the scenes within five days, and made a huge fortune, are widely spread here. Nobody won’t dream of making a fortune himself/herself.
Young and aspiring people who dream of becoming famous actors/actresses would go door to door and try to submit their resumes.
Piao Home Inn is a mid-low end chain hotel quite inconspicuous even in a busy street.
According to an insider, this place is filled with piracy and speculation, and those who really want to make some great films no longer recruit actors/actresses here. However, people who still frequent the inn don’t think so. “People enjoy feeling fairness, and this inn is popular because it caters to people’s need to the most,” a young actor still looking for opportunities here told TMTpost.
In TMTpost Photo Gallery 038, we'd like to help you have a glimpse of the Chinese internet big film industry through the story of a small hotel in Beijing.
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.