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Paramount rushes to end 'Transformers' dispute in China
Paramount rushes to end 'Transformers' dispute in China

Hollywood studios, salivating over China's booming movie market, are falling over themselves to sew up deals on the mainland. But just days before its global launch of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Paramount Pictures got a crash course in just how fraught such tie-ups can be. The studio had been hit with a sudden punch: Pangu Plaza, a Beijing luxury hotel, mall and office complex, was livid over what it claimed was a product-placement deal gone sour. Pangu said last week that it was cutting off cooperation with the film, launching a lawsuit and asking Chinese regulators to postpone the movie's release. Any delay of Friday's opening could potentially have...

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