Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit

MARCH 16, 2017, HONG KONG: More than 250 delegates from the movie industry around the world attended the China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable Panel on “Sino-Foreign Co-Production Films Summit” at The Hong Kong Internationa Film & TV Market (FILMART).

Sino-Foreign co-productions had bolstered China’s box office more than three-fold between 2010 and 2016. Last year alone, eight out of 10 top-grossing films on the Chinese mainland were co-productions, including “The Mermaid”, which netted more than 3.3 billion yuan (US$480 million). Recent notable co-productions included “The Great Wall” and “Kung Fu Yoga”. China has co-production agreements with more than 13 countries and regions so far, and the number is rising. As the nation’s movie industry continues to grow rapidly on the back of collaboration in capital, content, talent and distribution, the role of Sino-Foreign co-productions in the global film market calls for a deep analysis.

China Daily is delighted to have had 10 distinguished speakers: Mr. Teddy CHEN, a prominent Hong Kong film director; Mr. William FENG, Head of Greater China and Vice-President of Asia Pacific, The Motion Picture Association (MPA); Ms. Amy LIU, Partner, EntGroup; Mr. CT YIP, Executive Director, Media Asia Group Holdings Limited & CEO, Lai Sun Group; Mr. YA Ning, Senior Vice-President, iQIYI and CEO, iQIYI Motion Pictures; Mr. CHEN Yiqi, Chairman, Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd; Ms. Ann AN, Chairman, Desen International Media; Mr. Dagan POTTER, Production Lead, Oriental Dreamworks; Mr. William PFEIFFER, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Globalgate Entertainment; and Dr. MA Runsheng, Former President, China Radio, Film and Television Program Exchange Center & Vice-President, China Television Drama Production Industry Association. They analyzed the opportunities and challenges for China’s movie business in the coming years and how industry players can make the most out of such co-operation in the “co-production 3.0 era”.

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China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
Mr. ZHOU Li was giving welcoming remarks.
Mr. CHEN Yiqi said diversity of co-production should be explored and encouraged. China can invest in US films and the other way around, while US filmmakers can also remake Chinese films and vice-versa.
Mr. Dagan POTTER said we have the distinct advantage of having China-based, as well as Los Angeles-based crew. The collaboration between these two groups could bring unique ideas and vision to the process.
Ms. Amy LIU said the development potential of China's co-production film market is huge as the average time Chinese people spend on watching movies remains low at present despite the rapid box office growth on the Chinese mainland.
Mr. YA Ning stressed that it would take time for us to figure out how to promote Chinese films to the US and overseas markets and to adapt our productions to suit the viewing habits of audiences overseas.
Mr. Teddy CHEN said “Today, there's no such thing as a pure mainland film, Hong Kong film or Taiwan film. They have integrated with one another already.”
China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
Ms. Ann AN highlighted that mastering Hollywood’s production skills and camera language is one of the pre-conditions for exporting Chinese culture successfully.
Mr. William PFEIFFER expressed concern that there will be more blurry lines when it comes to co-production. Globalization is inevitable and technology is the key to solving problems in co-production. Hopefully, the actors will be able to speak their language along with the translations.
Mr. CT YIP pointed out the mainland’s film industry has been developing fast, fueled by the advent of internet ticketing and distribution platforms. He said films represent the “crystalisation” of humans’ thoughts and creations, so people in the industry need to keep learning, observing and changing to meet the challenges.
Dr. MA Runsheng said Sino-foreign co-produced films offer a great opportunity for Chinese culture to go out, as well as for advanced international culture to enter China, but great co-productions have yet to emerge.
Mr. William FENG said China's cooperation with the West in film production will be stepped up, not only through co-production but also general cooperation based on local productions. He stressed that for Chinese films to go out, their story lines need to be improved to enable the world to better understand Chinese stories.
 
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Agenda

Mar 16, 2017

Thursday

10:00-10:30


Delegate Registration

嘉賓登記


3月16日|

星期四


                                                




10:30-10:40

                                      





Welcoming Remarks by

Mr. ZHOU Li, Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group; Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, China Daily Asia Pacific & Mr. Raymond YIP, Deputy Executive Director,

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

中國日報社編委兼亞太分社社長周立先生及香港貿易發展局副總裁葉澤恩先生致歡迎辭


Group Photo
論壇嘉賓合影


10:40-12:00








































Introduction by Mr. Alexander WAN, Senior Advisor, China Daily Asia Pacific (Moderator & Program Director)

中國日報亞太分社資深顧問溫華先生(主持人及項目總監)介紹論


Panel Discussion on “Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit

主題研討會:中外合拍電影高峰論壇


Panelists :

演講嘉賓


Mr. Teddy CHEN, Famous Hong Kong Film Director

香港著名電影導演陳德森先生


Mr. William FENG, Head of Greater China & Vice President of Asia Pacific, The Motion Picture Association

美國電影協會大中華區總裁及亞太區副總裁馮偉先生


Ms. Amy LIU, Partner, EntGroup

藝恩合夥人劉新穎女士


Mr. CT YIP, Executive Director,  Media Asia Group Holdings Limited & CEO, Lai Sun Group
寰亞傳媒集團有限公司執行董事,麗新國際行政總裁葉采得先生


Mr. Ning YA, Senior Vice-President, iQIYI and CEO, iQIYI Motions Pictures

愛奇藝高級副總裁、愛奇藝影業總裁亞寧先生


Mr. CHEN Yiqi, Chairman, Sil-Metopole Organisation Ltd.

銀都機構有限公司總裁陳一奇先生


Ms. Ann AN, Chairman, Desen International Media

大盛国际传媒董事长安晓芬女士


Mr. Dagan POTTER, Production Lead, Oriental Dreamworks

東方夢工廠製作團隊負責人Dagan POTTER先生


Mr. William PFEIFFER, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Globalgate Entertainment

Globalgate Entertainment執行主席兼合夥人 William PFEIFFER先生


Dr. MA Runsheng, Former President, China Radio, Film and Television Program Exchange Center & Vice President, China Television Drama Production Industry Association

中國廣播電影電視節目交易中心原總裁兼中國電視劇製作產業協會副會長馬潤生博士

12:00-12:30


Open Q&A

問答環節


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