ON OCTOBER 30, 2012

Asia Society Southern California’s Entertainment and Media in Asia (EMASIA) will present the third annual U.S.-China Film Summit on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at UCLA’s Covel Commons. This three-part panel discussion will bring together prominent Chinese and Hollywood film industry leaders who will share their experiences and strategies on successfully navigating the East-West filmmaking process. This insightful and timely summit will focus on the trends and dynamics facing the U.S.-China film industry relationships and recent advances in Hollywood and China partnerships and collaborations.

The Gala Awards Dinner, also at Covel Commons, will feature keynote addresses from HAN Sanping (韩三平), Chairman, China Film Group, who will receive the 2012 China Entertainment Visionary of the Year award, and Lewis Coleman, President and CFO, DreamWorks Animation SKG, who will receive the 2012 U.S. Entertainment Visionary of the Year award. The Gala begins with a VIP reception at 6:00 PM followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 PM. China Film Group Corporation is the exclusive importer of Hollywood and International films into China. DreamWorks Animation SKG recently announced a joint venture in China to build a $350 million studio and develop a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai.

The first panel at the summit, “Year in Review in Hollywood-China Relations” will feature key players, including from the MPAA, William Feng, General Manager and Chief Representative, Motion Picture Association-China, discussing the major issues and trends that have developed over the past year.

The second panel will focus on the “Globalization of Talent,” and feature key creative talent and professional representatives. The panel will be moderated by Janet Yang, Film Producer/Cultural Ambassador and Stephen Saltzman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb and includes speakers Philip Button, Senior Vice President at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Larry Galper, Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency; and Chinese talent agent WANG Jinghua.

The third panel, “New Wave of China’s Cross-Border Entertainment Investors” will feature top Chinese entertainment investors who are crossing over into international investments. Co-moderated by Peter Shiao, CEO of Orb Media Group and Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President of East West Bank, the panel includes speakers YANG Buting (杨步亭), Chairman of China Mainstream Media Fund; Bruno (Zheng) WU, Chairman of Seven Stars Entertainment and Chinawood Global Service; and ZHAO Yifang, President of Huace Media.

To purchase tickets and for additional information on the summit, please go to the official Asia Society site.


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