×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Academy, Industry Head for China-U.S. Motion Picture Summit

AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, PGA president Gary Lucchesi and Bill Borden, co-executive producer of Chinese record breaker “The Mermaid,” will line up among the speakers at the China-US Motion Picture Summit next month.

The inaugural event will take place March 25 in Grand Epoch City, near Beijing.

It is backed by Citic Guoan, Dick Cook Studios, and Film Carnival with the support of China Media Culture Promotion Association (CMCPA) and the Beijing Film Academy and is intended to “foster the on-going conversation and collaboration between the Chinese and American entertainment industries.”

Other speakers include USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley, film maker and author Randall Wallace (“Braveheart,” “Pearl Harbor”,) producers Don Hahn (“The Lion King,”) Hawk Koch, Michael Nozik.

Betty Thomas, Stuart Ford, Bruce Hendricks, David Lee, Peter Dekom, Rance Pow, Clint Kisker, Stephen Scharf, and Cevat Yerli, founder of VR technology company Crytek, are among the other industry experts lined up by organizers Winston Baker.

The event will feature a major section on film industry hardware , the ‘Technology Experience,’ with exhibitors including Arriflex; virtual reality content company WEVR; BaseFX, China’s leading VFX company; camera maker RED; auto-stereoscopic 3D television set manufacturer Izon; drone and camera firm DJI; and Crytek.

“(Industry leaders) will share their insights on creativity, the art of great storytelling, making collaborative films with Chinese filmmakers, innovative co-production strategies, as well as how new technology will impact the future of making and watching movies,” said Dick Cook, chairman, Dick Cook Studios. “The Summit will inspire our next generation of creative storytellers and entrepreneurs.”

More Film

  • American Factory

    Tribeca Film Review: 'American Factory'

    When the last truck rolled off the assembly line of the General Motors factory outside Dayton, Ohio, filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert were there to film it, documenting the end of a certain American dream, along with the unemployment of more than 2,000 people — down from 6,000 in more prosperous times. That was [...]

  • 'Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project': Truth-Teller

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project'

    VHS tapes now have a weird sort of stodgy magical aura. Long ago, they were standard. With the arrival of DVD, they were behind the curve. Then they were totally outdated and unworkable (at a certain point, who besides Quentin Tarantino still had an operational VCR?). But now they’re so old they’re like mystic electromagnetic [...]

  • PLAYA VISTA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 24:

    Shorts Encourage Women to STEAM Careers

    Straight Up Films created the anthology “Power/On” of five shorts focused on encouraging girls in STEAM (science, technology, engineering and math with the arts thrown in) directed by actresses Rosario Dawson, Julie Bowen, Ana Brenda Contreras, Lisa Edelstein, and Nikki Reed. With support from YouTube, the shorts premiered Wednesday at the Google campus in Playa [...]

  • Stefanie Sherk obit

    Stefanie Sherk, Actress and Wife to Demian Bichir, Dies at 43

    Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk died on April 20 of an apparent suicide by drowning. She was 43. The Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed the ruling and cause of death. Sherk appeared in the TV show “CSI: Cyber” and the movie “Valentine’s Day.” She also starred in the show “The Bridge” alongside her husband [...]

  • Ron HowardBreakthrough Prize, Arrivals, NASA Ames

    Ron Howard Talks New Luciano Pavarotti Documentary

    If one is an anomaly, two are a coincidence and three are a trend, then Ron Howard might strictly become a music documentarian after “Pavarotti” hits theaters. The documentary about the world-famous Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti comes on the heels of Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” and “Made in America,” a look at [...]

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in Netflix Assassin Thriller 'Kate' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is set to star in the Netflix actioner “Kate,” sources tell Variety. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is helming from a script by Umair Aleem. The story revolves around a female assassin, who, after being poisoned and given less than 24 hours to live, must go on a manhunt through [...]

  • Shannon Hoon

    Blind Melon Frontman's Home Movies Captivate in Tribeca Doc 'All I Can Say'

    For a period of five years, Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon diligently chronicled his own life, videotaping himself with a Hi-8 video camera through every step of his musical journey — starting out in Indiana, through his meteoric rise to alt-rock icon, up to the day of his death in 1995. These captivating moments finally [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content