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Sony Launches Initiative for Chinese Screenwriters

Sony Pictures Entertainment has launched a China Writers Initiative in which emerging and established writers from China will be hosted by the studio.

The new program was developed with Sony Pictures China, and is overseen by the president of Columbia Pictures, Sanford Panitch. The announcement was made by Tom Rothman, chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group at the 6th Annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings.

Sony Pictures will select four writers at a time for a two-week stay in Los Angeles at Sony Pictures Studios with an itinerary of meetings, mutual education, and discussion. The final selection among the candidates will be made by a committee with representatives from Sony Pictures’ Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures International Productions, China; and Film Bureau, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & TV, People’s Republic of China.

“It is critical that the writers we work with both here and in China understand each other’s cultures. We can support that dialogue by fostering cooperation between writers to receive each other’s perspective, which will benefit Hollywood, Chinese language films, and Chinese co-productions,” said Rothman.

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