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Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into China
Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into China

He's the richest man in China, and he's coming to Hollywood. Jack Ma, who founded Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group, will be in town next week to visit the lots of major studios, including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures, for a series of sit-downs with high-level executives. One likely agenda item is Internet streaming of films and other content. Like Amazon in the U.S., Alibaba is the dominant player in online retailing in China — and could use that clout to give Hollywood a new pipeline into millions of Chinese households. It's a plan that would appeal to the studios, which must contend with a quota system for...

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