UK delegation includes producers, distributors, exhibitors, sellers and agents.

A delegation of UK film industry has arrived in Beijing, China, to meet with local industry as part of a BFI-led push for greater interaction between the two industries.

The visit, which lasts until Friday 18 April, is the first official UK film industry trade mission to China.

The delegation includes:

  • agent Tor Belfrage, Julian Belfrage Associates
  • line producer Mairi Bett, Skyline Films
  • Clare Binns, distributor/exhibitor Picturehouse Entertainment
  • producer Pete Czernin, Blueprint Pictures
  • producer and distributor Will Clarke, Altitude Film Entertainment
  • producer Robin Gutch, Warp Films/Warp X
  • sales agent Mercy Liao, West End Films
  • producer Ken Marshall, Steelmill Pictures
  • development executive producer Dan MacRae, StudioCanal
  • producer Rebecca O’Brien, Sixteen Films
  • sales agent Charlotte Van Weede, eOne Films International
  • Teun Hilte from digital distributor Under the Milky Way
  • Isabel Davis, BFI Head of International
  • Samantha Perahia, senior production executive from the British Film Commission
  • Stephen McDonogh, BBC Worldwide Productions.

While in Beijing, the UK industry will meet with producers, distributors, investors and production facilities including producers Huayi Brothers International, Dadi Media Group, Desen International Media, DMG Entertainment, Legendary East, Loulan Mystery Movie, Seven Stars Entertainment; distributors Bona Film Group, DMG Entertainment, Wanda Media.

The delegation will also meet exhibitors Apex International Cinemas Investment, Dadi Digital Cinemas; online platform; investment companies CEA Capital Advisory Group; and studios and post-production houses including Huairou Film Base, Tiangongyicai and Base FX.

Last December, BFI chief executive officer Amanda Nevill joined Prime Minister David Cameron’s trade delegation to China during which a first co-production treaty between the two countries was agreed and is now being ratified. 

Nevill said of this week’s delegation: “China is rapidly becoming one of our most important cultural, creative and economic partners and is a key territory in the BFI’s international strategy for UK film. Bringing this UK industry delegation to Beijing is one part of an extensive programme of landmark events that we have set up to take place in China and the UK throughout 2014.”