Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: iQiyi Ramps Up In-House Productions

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: iQiyi Ramps Up In-House Productions

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Aggressively expanding online platform iQiyi has moved into fully financing its own productions, starting with Lu Yulai's My Town, which was selected as a Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) project in 2015.

Currently in production, the film stars Geng Le (Beijing Love Story) and Qi Xi (Mystery) in a story about a love triangle.

Lu, who is making his feature directorial debut with the film, is best known as an actor with credits including Gu Changwei's Peacock. His short Brother screened at Busan in 2013.

iQiyi is also fully financing Jiang Kaiyang's crime action film Even Stronger (working title) and Zhang Xiao's comedy I Am Your Mom.

Even Stronger is currently shooting, while I Am Your Mom, starring Yan Ni (The Wasted Times) as a single mother raising a rebellious child, is in post-production. …

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