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Chinese American Film Festival 2012 - Jason E. Squire

The USC U.S.-China Institute and the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture present a panel discussion on the film industry in China and its impact on the American market.
November 8, 2012

In 2011, the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC) conducted a survey of international views toward Chinese cinema. The AICCC concluded that foreign audiences simply don't understand Chinese films and culture. To discuss this, AICCC selected five films that provided popular in China. At USC five AICCC scholars will discuss these films and other issues with American specialists.


Jointly established by Beijing Normal University and International Data Group (IDG) , the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture aims to introduce and disseminate Chinese culture worldwide more effectively and contribute to a harmonious world culture through solid, in-depth research and art works with Chinese characteristics by effectively integrating resources from Beijing Normal University, IDG, relevant government departments, enterprises, non-profit organizations and communities.

Jason E. Squire, professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, teaches movie business, case studies and screenwriting. Squire’s groundbreaking research on business aspects of entertainment helped establish “movie business” as a distinct area of academic study. After a career as an executive at United Artists, 20th Century-Fox, Avco Embassy and with producer Alberto Grimaldi, Squire joined USC’s faculty. He has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and appeared on CBS, NPR, Newsweek On Air, PSB (Korea), NHK (Japan) and China Radio International.


This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

For the rest of the Film Festival Speakers:

Richard Anderson | Chen Xihe | Ding Yaping | Sherwood Hu | Huang Shixuan | Huang Huilin | Robert Rosen | Stanley Rosen | Zhang Tongdao