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U.S.-China Summit Set to Expand

Agenda to focus on Sino-Hollywood partnership potential

HONG KONG — Rising Chinese star Li Bingbing (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Transformers 4”) and Motion Picture Association boss Christopher Dodd will both be honored at the fourth annual U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles.

A step up from last year’s edition, the conference will expand to become an all-day seminar series on Nov. 5, 2013 and will relocate to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Li (pictured) and Dodd will receive their awards at a gala dinner.

Greg Foster, chairman & president, IMAX Entertainment and Zhang Xun, president, China Film Co-Production Corporation have been set as keynote conference speakers.

Other top names pegged as panelists include Charles Zhang, chairman and CEO of Sohu; Zhang Zhao, CEO, LeVision Pictures; Ivy Zhong, vice chairman, Galloping Horse; Bennett Pozil, executive vice president, East West Bank; Ellen Eliasoph, CEO of Village Roadshow Asia; and Charles Coker, managing director, Dasym Media.

Talent participation includes Janet Yang, producer of “Shanghai Calling,” director Dennie Gordon, (“My Lucky Star), writer-director Jin Yimeng (“One Night Surprise,” “Sophie’s Revenge”) and Xue Xiaolu (“Finding Mr. Right”.)

“The 2013 summit is no longer about the promise of China – but the arrival of China. Filmed entertainment in China is here in a big way and here to stay. It is a major force to be reckoned with, and something that everyone in Hollywood needs to understand,” said Peter Shiao, chairman of the summit and Orb Media, CEO. “This year’s summit is not about bridging differences, but building towards a larger, global vision about what China and Hollywood can, should and are, doing together as partners.”

The one-day conference series, on Nov. 5 is organized by the Asia Society’s Southern California branch in cooperation with the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), China Hollywood Society, Loyola Law School, Producers Guild of America (PGA), and USC U.S.-China Institute.

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