Magazine article Screen International

Sony Launches China Writers Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Launches China Writers Initiative

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Sony Pictures will host emerging and established writers from China and introduce them to Hollywood executive and screenwriters to foster deeper mutual understanding.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman unveiled the initiative at Tuesday's 6th Annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings.

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch (pictured) will oversee the programme, developed with Sony Pictures China.

Panitch is the former president of Fox International Productions who worked closely with Rothman when the latter was chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment.

The studio will select four writers at a time to stay for two weeks in Los Angeles at Sony Pictures Studios and embark on a schedule of meetings, mutual education and discussion.

A committee comprised of representatives from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures International Productions, China, and China's Film Bureau will make the final selection. …

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