Guo Guangchang, chairman of Studio 8 backer Fosun International, will deliver a keynote speech on the future of Chinese capital in Hollywood at the fifth annual US-China Film Summit in Los Angeles on November 5.
Panellists at the flagship event of the Asia Society’s Entertainment And Media In Asia series are expected to include Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr, as well as Liu Chun-ning, president of Alibaba’s film investment fund Yulebao, and Larry Namer of the Metan Development Group.
The summit will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and features five panels on topics such as finance and co-production in film and TV, culminating in a gala dinner.
Charles Rivkin, assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs and former CEO of Jim Henson Company, will deliver opening remarks, while China Film Co-Production Corporation president Miao Xiaotian will participate in a luncheon conversation.
“Our broad programme scope, roster of top-flight speakers and history of cutting-edge programming distinguish Asia Society Southern California’s EMASIA Film Summit as the premier event for Hollywood and Chinese film-industry leaders,” said attorney and chairman of Asia Society Southern California, Thomas E McLain.
“As Hollywood and China grow closer with ever increasing velocity, a new, game-changing phenomenon — the nexus of traditional entertainment and new media — has fully entered the picture,” added Peter Shiao, chairman of the summit and CEO of Orb Media Group.
“The fusing of technology and content and the movement of entrepreneurial companies, capital and creativity between the US and China mark our themes for the 2014 US-China Film Summit. The global industry is at an inflection point, and the Summit is on the leading edge of that conversation this year.”