The Motion PictureAssociation (MPA) is holding a series of workshops on film production andscreenwriting in
Organised with the supportof the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the five-daycourse offers 20 Chinese producers and 20 screenwriters the chance to developtheir projects with help from established
The film production workshopsstart this weekend (March 19-21) while the screenwriting course takes placenext week (March 23-24).
Lecturers include EmergingPictures CEO Ira Deutchman, InDigEnt's Jake Abraham, screenwriters Tom Muscaand Ramon Menendez, who co-wrote TortillaSoup, and entertainment lawyer Harris Tulchin.
"Our goal in organisingthese workshops is to work with SARFT to help the local film industry worktowards realising the potential of a successful, legitimate film market that todate has largely remained untapped," said Mike Ellis, MPA senior vice presidentand regional director, Asia-Pacific.
"MPA member companies aremaking significant investments in
"Through the workshops, wecontinue that co-operation by sharing
The course is free of chargeto participants and will have an emphasis, at SARFT's request, on marketing andthe
The screenwriting workshopfeatures a competition for the best scripts with the top prize of a trip to
The MPA, which representsthe major