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Video: 2010 U.S.-China Film Co-Production Summit

The US-China Film Summit highlighted the growing entertainment media opportunities between established Hollywood and rapidly-emerging China.

November 2, 2010
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Sponsor(s): Asia Society, Orb Media Group, China Film Co-production Cooperation, CAPE, Producer's Guild of America, USC Marshall School of Business, LOEB & LOEB LLP; USC US-China Institute

THE US-CHINA FILM SUMMIT

Film industry leaders from China and Hollywood - including top executives, government officials, producers, professionals and creatives - participated in an informative afternoon on the latest trends in US-China co-productions and collaborations. The US-China Film Summit highlighted the growing entertainment media opportunities between established Hollywood and rapidly-emerging China.

Hollywood panelists included:
Michael Corrigan, Vice Chairman of Orb Media Group
Elia Infascelli, Co-head of William Morris Endeavor's International Division
Bill Mechanic, Founder and President of Pandemonium Films and Producer (Coraline)
Rob Minkoff, Director (The Forbidden Kingdom, The Lion King)
Stephen Saltzman, Partner at Loeb and Loeb
James D. Stern, CEO of Endgame Entertainment
Ken Stovitz, Partner at Overbrook Entertainment and Producer (The Karate Kid)
Janet Yang, President of Manifest Film Company and Producer (The Joy Luck Club, Dark Matter)

China panelists included:
Xiaowei Su, Deputy Director or SARFT Script Center & writer of Aftershock
Lifeng Wang, President of Xing Xing Digital Corporation
Tianyun Wang, Vice President of Shanghai Film Group
Zhongjun Wang, Chairman and CEO of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Hongtao Yang, President of Ningxia Film Group
Dong Yu, President of Polybona Film Distribution Company, Ltd.
Xun Zhang, President of China Film Co-production Corporation
Zhao Zhang, President of Enlight Media
Tiedong Zhou, President of China Film Promotion International

Topics included:

  • Accessing financing and distribution
  • Benefits and requirements for co-producing with China
  • Case studies of successful co-productions
  • Navigating international and Chinese audience tastes
  • New market updates and realities
  • Strategies for succeeding in a new East-West environment
 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

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