Ex AMPAS prexy tops promotion at facility

Sid Ganis has been named honorary chairman of promotion at Wuxi Studio, the Chinese government’s postproduction facility meant to spur growth in the country’s fledgling film and TV industry.

Wuxi is China’s first designated digital film industrial park. Ganis, former prexy of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, takes the title of Honorary Chairperson of the Development and Promotion Committee.

“Wuxi Studios has been established to provide the film and media communities with access to state-of-the-art creative and technological services,” Ganis said in a statement. “Instead of needing to post in other countries, filmmakers will now be able to complete their films — from previs to the final DI — in China at Wuxi Studio.”

Ganis is an indie producer at his company Out of the Blue Entertainment.

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