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U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala Dinner

Now in its Seventh year, Asia Society Southern California’s U.S.-China Film Summit is the most prestigious U.S. event uniting Hollywood and Chinese film-industry leaders to discuss collaboration and market trends.

November 1, 2016 8:30am to November 2, 2016 9:00pm

Asia Society Southern California will hold its Seventh Annual U.S.-China Film Summit on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. This prestigious event will take place at the new UCLA Luskin Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST. Since 2010, the Film Summit has led the conversation about U.S.-Chinese film co-production, attracted high-quality speakers and attendees and generated international media coverage. As trans-Pacific entertainment deals accelerate, the Film Summit we will present speakers who have unparalleled market insight. This year we are honoring Wang Zhonglei, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Huayi Brothers Media, at the U.S.-China Film Gala on Wednesday, November 2, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

2016 Panel topics include:

  • America’s Got Talent: China’s deepening bet on Hollywood talent and America’s ground work to develop more financing sources in China
  • Cartoon Network: The burgeoning opportunities and stakes in animation
  • Altered States: Cutting-edge technologies and concepts that extend film beyond the theater
  • The Electron’s Tale: China’s promise – and lessons for Hollywood – in digital content
  • Do The Right Thing: The art of making international co-productions
In addition, we are introducing “Executive Spotlight” and “Talent Spotlight” segments featuring talks and intimate, provocative conversations with leading U.S.-China film players, including:
  • Jack Gao of Wanda
  • Director Jon Chu
  • Michael Ellis of the Motion Picture Association

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - U.S.-China Film Summit
UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:30 AM- 9:30 AM Registraion and Opening Reception
9:30 AM - Noon Conference
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Conference
6:00 PM -7:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Gala Dinner
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:15 p.m. Dinner and Program

For full event details and registration please visit the Film Summit website at

​The USC U.S.-China Institute is a supporting organization. Please use the promocode "USCI2016" when registering for a discount.

About Asia Society Southern California

Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, pan-Asian organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and promoting understanding among the people of Southern California and Asia/Pacific.  Established in Los Angeles in 1985, and with a large and diverse Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) population throughout Southern California, ASSC is ideally situated at the gateway to Asia/Pacific. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.

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