Changchun Film Group Corporation is a Chinese film production company in Changchun, Jilin province, China. It is one of the studios transitioned from the 1940s, and has been considered one of the cornerstones of the Chinese film industry. It was formerly known as the “Changchun Film Studio” (长春电影制片厂/長春電影製片廠) up until 2000 when it was put under the corporate umbrella as part of the revitalized
Today the Changchun Film Group Corporation has one of the largest film production base in China. The production centers remain in northeastern Jilin province. In 2003 the company became a shareholder of Huaxia Film Distribution, which became an importer of foreign films. Prior to the founding of this distribution corp, the state-run competitor China Film Group Corp. had a near monopoly control on all foreign films going into the country.
Also in 2003 an announcement was made with an initial investment of about US $120 million to begin the first phase of the construction of the “Changchun Film Theme Park” (长春影城主题公园) under Ideattack company. The design is modeled after Hollywood’s Universal Studios, covering an area of 1 million square meters, it is the first park of its kind in China integrating film entertainment with film tourism. The construction is divided into three stages, and the investment has grown to 1.5 billion RMB (about US $193 million). The movie world section of the park was opened to tourists on a trial basis in September and October 2005 at a price of 128 yuan (US $15) per entry. The Changchun government estimates the center would hopefully draw in at least 1.5 million people a year in the future from home and abroad making US $27.1 million.