Magazine article Screen International

Filmart Panel: Hollywood, Online Key to China Growth

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart Panel: Hollywood, Online Key to China Growth

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While US studios have been making inroads into local language ventures, Chinese producers are now looking to the potential of English-language co-productions.

"Both need an intermediate stage, and go through co-productions to learn from each other," said Tin Mok, CEO, APAC, at Beijing-based LeEco.

"Mainland China at present is a rapidly developing market with box office that will exceed the US in two years, so it's a good opportunity," said Wong Jing, CEO of Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited.

Mok said: "If we want to reach out - we should work with overseas studios to try to come up with new ways of thinking and not based solely on the Chinese market for development. We must work with mainstream culture in other countries."

At the discussion, moderated by Screen International, the panelists referenced Luc Besson's English-language films such as Lucy and the Transporter series as well as the Rush Hour films with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in China. …

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