Eight U.S.-China co-productions to be showcased

The Motion Picture Assn. of America will team with China Film Co-production Corp. and the Film Bureau of China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and TV to showcase eight U.S.-China films Stateside, including one produced by Wendi Murdoch.

In addition to two private screenings at the MPAA in L.A. on Tuesday and Wednesday, public screenings will be held at Kentlands Stadium 10 cinemas in the greater Washington, D.C., area for eight days kicking off Thursday.

Pics will include “Love in Space,” “Shanghai,” both parts of “Red Cliff,” “Waiting in Beijing” and “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” which will be attended by Murdoch.

“In the past decade, as the Chinese film industry has matured, so has the relationship between the American film industry and Chinese filmmakers, Chinese audiences and even the Chinese government,” MPAA topper Chris Dodd said. “We strongly believe that co-productions are a tremendous opportunity for both our industries to learn and prosper together.”

Film Bureau director-general Tong Gang said, “Together with Hollywood’s vast experience in both the making and marketing of movies, we can be model collaborators in producing world-class movies that appeal to a global audience.”

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