THE NUM­BER

15 MIL­LION YUAN

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Film direc­tor Zhang Yi­mou claimed in a law­suit hear­ing on Wed­nes­day that New Pic­tures film com­pany owed him 15 mil­lion yuan ($2.4 mil­lion). Zhang said New Pic­tures, a Hong Kong com­pany, and he agreed to share equally rev­enue mi­nus pro­mo­tional costs of the film

but he never re­ceived the money, ac­cord­ing to Bei­jing Dongcheng District Peo­ple’s Court. Zhang said he signed an agree­ment with New Pic­tures in 2009. Me­dia re­ports said Zhang and New Pic­tures ended their decade­long co­op­er­a­tion in 2012.

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