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2018 US-China Television & Film Innovation Summit

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and the International Culture Collaborative at the 2018 US-China Television & Film Innovation Summit on October 28.

October 28, 2018 10:00am to 9:15pm



10:00-10:30 AM: Social Mixer

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel #1 - Filmmaking Based on True Stories

Stanley Rosen, Professor, University of Southern California
Xingdong Wang, Vice President, China Film
Clayton Dube, Executive Director, USC U.S.-China Institute
Zhanling Song, Director, China Film Association Academic Research Center
Moderator: Kristopher Li, Journalist, NBC


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Panel #2 - US-China Editing Styles in Storytelling

Wang Rui, Head of Directing, Beijing Film Academy
Michael Jablow, Head of Editing, American Film Institute; Member of American Cinema Editors 
Lynzee Klingman, Editor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hearts and Minds; Member of ACE
Xinxia Zhou, President, China Film Editors Association 
Moderator: Norman Hollyn, Former Head of Editing, USC School of Cinematic Arts; Member of American Cinema Editors


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Panel #3 - Impact of Documentaries in This Era

Jun Gu, Director, Dream Weavers – Beijing 2008
Dan Birman, Award-Winning Documentary Producer, USC Professor 
He Suliu, Vice Chair of Journalism, Communication University of China; Director, China Documentary Research Center 
Moderator: Yiying “Nikki” Li, Director, Love & Loss, Winner of 2018 Student Academy Award – Documentary


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Global Premiere Screening of Chaogtu with Sarula 白云之下


7:15 PM - 9:15 PM: Screening of the Best Film from the Hollywood Film Festival


Purchase tickets here. First 20 people to register by October 23 will receive free admission with USCI’s promote code: USCICOMP


This event is co-sponsored by the China Film Association, China Television Artists Association, USC US-China Institute, and International Culture Collaborative

Click here for information on the 10/27 opening ceremony and screening.


January 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

One of the most influential modern Chinese writers and the author of Lust, Caution, Eileen Chang passed away in Los Angeles in 1995. After her death, Dominic Cheung, Professor Emeritus at USC, took care of her sea burial in San Pedro and set up the Eileen Chang Special Collection in the East Asian Library at USC in 1997. Cheung will discuss these experiences as a part of the lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus.

January 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with journalist and author Leta Hong Fincher. Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the feminist movement in China against patriarchy could reconfigure the country and the rest of the world.