Date(s) - Monday, January 19 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sino Hollywood Courtship: What does the future hold?
T.J. Green and Dr. Ying Zhu
Monday, January 19
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Hollywood stars, executives and directors have rushed to China in hopes of tapping the country’s vast viewer population. Lucky for Hollywood, China has embraced their films. Last year, box office sales here were estimated to have topped $3.5 billion and Iron Man 3 won out as the highest grossing title. But conflicts abound. Foreign producers face censorship, restrictions on the number of films they can bring in, and Chinese interests in casting talent. Homegrown star Fan Bingbing for example appeared only in the Chinese version of Iron Man 3. What does the future relationship between Hollywood and China hold? Our panelists will talk about the film landscape here and more.
Venue details: Glo London
1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Dongping Lu
Tel: 6466 6565
Admission: FCC members: 50 RMB; Non-members: 100 RMB
Price includes 2 drinks.
About the Speakers:
TJ Green has over 22+ years of worldwide entertainment experience including more than 11 years in China, including a time serving as Warner Bros’ China General Manager and VP of Worldwide Operations. While at Warner Bros China, Green and his team were credited with starting the multiplex revolution, which laid groundwork for China to become the world’s second largest market for movies. Currently he is the CEO of APEX Entertainment, which has a strategic alliance with China Film Group to build best of class cinemas throughout China. Green is a graduate of USC & Shanghai Jiaotong University Global Executive MBA Program (GEMBA).
Dr. Ying Zhu is a U.S.-based scholar of Chinese cinema and media. She has published eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New Press, 2014). She is a professor of media culture at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and her publications appear in major academic journals as well as mainstream media including The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Zhu also produces current affairs documentary films, including Google vs. China (2011) and China: From Cartier to Confucius (2012), both screened on Netherlands Public Television. She was born and raised in Shanghai.
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