It’s not known whether such a request has been made, although the USTR is working with the MPAA in addressing the issue via conversations with Chinese officials. STORY: China Claims Relaxed Censorship of Movies, but Hollywood is Skeptical Hollywood studios and Dodd hailed last year’s WTO deal for loosening key restrictions. According to the new arrangement, foreign studios get back 25 percent of box-office revenue (previously 13 to 17 percent). Chinese authorities agreed that additional payments, including any taxes, would not come out of the 25 percent split. But late last fall, the China Film Group informed studios that it intended to pass along the tax after all. The Wall Street Journal reported on a standoff with Fox in April.
Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also