9:00 – 9:30
Guest Arrival and Registration
9:30 – 9:35
William FENG, Head of Greater China and Vice President, MPA Asia Pacific
9:35 – 10:00
Zhen HUANG, Vice President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Zhonglun REN, President, Shanghai Film Group
Wenxia FU, Executive Deputy Secretary-General, SIFF Organizing Committee
Katherine WINSTON and Amy BAKER, Co-Founders and Managing Partners, Winston Baker
China’s Expanding Role in the Global Film Industry
While China’s domestic film and entertainment market is growing rapidly, Chinese companies are similarly expanding their investments and ambitions in the global film and entertainment industry. Hear from seasoned executives who are already working on globalizing Chinese projects and film companies and creating international alliances for the Chinese entertainment industry.
MODERATOR: Lindsay CONNER, Partner and Chair, Media and Entertainment Group,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
PANELISTS: Rong CHEN, Chief Executive Officer, Perfect World Pictures (USA)
Ulf ISRAEL, President of Production, Senator Film/Wild Bunch
Wei JIANG, Chief Executive Officer, Legendary East Ltd
Zhonglun REN, Chairman, Shanghai Film Group
Gillian ZHAO, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. China
New Approaches to Financing Project Driven Deals
The days of slate driven deals are fading. We are now in an era of project driven deals. This panel of finance experts will address the changing landscapes of film finance and digital distribution in order to meet the evolving demands of producers and filmmakers around the world. Learn about the types of projects that are worth financing and explore the emerging strategies for getting deals done.
MODERATOR: Christopher SPICER, Partner and Head of Entertainment and Media Group,
PANELISTS: Philip LEE, Co-Founder, Facing East Entertainment and Executive Producer of Oscar-Winning Picture "The Revenant"
Haifeng LI, Senior Vice President, Fosun Group and President, Fosun Pictures Group
Daniel MANWARING, Head of Motion Picture Group, CAA China
Bennett POZIL, Executive Vice President, East West Bank
Xianghua YANG, Senior Vice President, iQIYI
Wei ZHANG, President, Oriental Pearl Group
11:40 – 12:30
Creating a Viable Ecosystem and Building Industry Standards for China’s Motion Picture Industry
China offers world class studio facilities and new rebates; however, more work needs to be done across the value chain in order to move the industry forward and create a more efficient domestic ecosystem. This panel will discuss a wide array of business models and strategies that have worked historically and dive into new and innovative ideas for China’s motion picture industry.
Lex KUO Counsel, Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, Latham & Watkins
Jeffrey CHAN, Executive Vice President, Bona Film Group and Chief Executive Officer, Just Creative Studio
Howard CHEN, Deputy General Manager, Tencent Pictures and General Manager of Diamond Film Studio
David U. LEE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Leeding Media
Libby SAVILL, Partner, Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, Latham & Watkins
Carrie WONG Head of Local Production Film & TV, Sony Pictures Greater China
Sherwood HU Director / Visiting Professor
14:00 – 17:00
MPA-ICCI Film and TV Afternoon Workshops
14:00 - 15:00
MODERATOR: Raymond ZHOU, Film Critic
SPEAKERS: Renny HARLIN, Award-Winning Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter; Founder, Extraordinary Entertainment
Stephen SALTZMAN, Chair, Asia Entertainment & Media Practice, Paul Hastings
Each of the 6 selected film projects will have 10 minutes for a presentation. Guest filmmakers will then offer advice and tips on how to best present a feature film project.
Closed Door Voting
Judges will deliberate and vote for the winner of the
MPA Grand Prize (Trip to Hollywood)
Closing & Awards Ceremony
Closing Remarks By: Zhang Weimin, Dean of USC-SJTU ICCI
Agenda is subject to change.
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