CineAsia lauds for exex

Exhibitor of the year is Shanghai Film Group's Ren

Twentieth Century Fox Intl. co-presidents Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus will be named distributors of the year at the CineAsia exhibition tradeshow in Beijing, which runs Dec. 13-15.

Exhibitor of the year is Ren Zhonglun of the Shanghai Film Group.

China Film Group topper Yang Buting gets a special achievement award; Miky Lee, vice chairman of CJ Entertainment, gets a distinguished achievement award.

Producer of the year goes to Nansun Shi, who recently produced “Seven Swords.”

Talent awards go to Stephen Chow, as director of the year, and Jiang Wen, male star of the year.

Xie Jin, a helmer of the so-called third generation of Chinese directors who picked up a lifetime award at this weekend’s Golden Rooster ceremony, collects another lifetime achievement award.

The convention will include seminars on antipiracy measures and how the global experience can be applied to the Chinese film industry.

At the parallel CineAsia Production Conference, discussion topics include bringing Asian and Chinese cinema to the world, how and where to make a movie in China and the roles of money, agents, lawyers and festivals in local production.

Panelists include Sundance festival director Geoff Gilmore, CAA China’s managing director Peter Loehr and Ellen Eliasoph, prexy of Warner Bros. Pictures China.

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