Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tycoon plans $8.2B Chinese ‘Hollywood’ complex Wang Yishan and Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writers 9:28 p.m. EDT September 23, 2013 China’s richest man plans to build world’s biggest movie studio complex in Qingdao. Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin speaks during a press conference after a launching ceremony of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province, Sept. 22, 2013. (Photo: AP) Wang Jianlan is richest man in China with fortune of $14 billion He plans to spend $8.2 billion to build Hollywood in Chinese city of Qingdao Complex to include 20 film studios, largest stage in China, wax museum, theme park and yacht marina SHARE 10 CONNECT 5 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE QINGDAO, China (AP) China’s richest man plans to spend $8.2 billion (50 billion yuan) to build the country’s version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao. In a glitzy, star-studded red carpet event Sunday, Wang Jianlin said his company, Dalian Wanda Group, will build a state-of-the-art film studio complex in a bid to dominate China’s rapidly growing movie market. The Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis’s 20 studios will include a permanent underwater studio and a 108,000-square foot stage that Wang said would be the world’s biggest. The facility will also include an Imax research and development center, cinemas and China’s biggest film and celebrity wax museums. The first phase is planned to open in June 2016 and it will be fully operational by June 2017. A yacht marina, eight hotels and a theme park will be built to attract tourists. The company has signed a preliminary deal with “a number of global film and television giants and talent agencies” to shoot about 30 foreign films a year. It did not name the companies.
The entertainer has successfully shut down Hollywood Boulevard for an epic concert that has locals calling in sick and blowing off work. Thanks to the Jimmy Kimmel Live , Southern California fans are getting to see the star free on Monday as tickets to be part of the venue didn’t cost. Paul McCartney definitely is making a splash on his first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Large crowds are expected for Paul McCartneys performance. Held in front of the theater, the show kicks off at 4:30 local time and will continue until Paul is finished performing. Hoping to get as many fans there as possible Hollywood Boulevard has been shut down to accommodate the crowds. For those fans who cant make the trip, there will be a video stream released after the gig. US/UK/AUS/NZ Fans: Stream Paul’s Hollywood Boulevard gig after @JimmyKimmelLive tonight, tweeted Paul McCartney from his official Twitter account. The entertainer included a link for the performance so fans around the globe could watch. One of the biggest free shows in Hollywood, there is no doubt Beatles fans and music buffs will hit Hollywood to enjoy the music! — Jodi Jill reports direct from Hollywood. Check out her NEW website offering a firsthand look at celebrity news , her published books plus details of upcoming speaking engagements.
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