SEC investigating Hollywood studios for illegal payments to Chinese officials

by Me!

Not sure how this passed under my radar, but from the New York Times:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an investigation into whether some of Hollywood’s biggest movie studios have made illegal payments to officials in China to gain the right to film and show movies there, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.

First thing you need to do - Read Dan Harris' Chinalawblog post about this situation. 

Second thing you need to do, especially if you're an American expat working in China - Read up on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and make sure not to run afoul.