Magazine article Screen International

Asia Society Southern California Sets U.S.-China Film Summit

Magazine article Screen International

Asia Society Southern California Sets U.S.-China Film Summit

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Le Vision Pictures CEO Zhang Zhao will be honoured for his film industry leadership. Le Vision partnered with Legendary Entertainment, China Film Co and Universal Pictures for Yimou's upcoming epic The Great Wall.

The Beijing Film Academy (BFA) will be feted for its role cultivating actors, directors and entrepreneurs who have elevated China's global film status.

BFA, whose graduates include Yimou and Chen Kaige, will be represented at the Summit by chairman of the Academy council Hou Guangming, senior administrators and faculty.

"At a time of extraordinary change in film and entertainment, Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit focuses on a vital constant: the deepening collaboration between Hollywood and China," said Josette Sheeran, president and CEO of Asia Society.

"Chinese filmmakers and producers have become a real force globally. …

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