2016 US-China Film Summit


Now in its Seventh year, Asia Society Southern California’s U.S.-China Film Summit is the most prestigious U.S. event uniting Hollywood and Chinese film-industry leaders to discuss collaboration and market trends. Since 2010, the Film Summit has led the conversation about U.S.-Chinese film co-production, cross-border investment and the integration of Chinese and American talent. This rapidly expanding event attracts high-level, high-impact speakers and attendees and generates international media coverage.

The 2016 U.S.-China Film Summit will highlight animation, digital and immersive entertainment and the development of trans-Pacific talent and financing. It will also introduce “Executive Spotlight” and “Talent Spotlight” segments featuring intimate, provocative conversations with leading U.S.-China film players, including:

  • Melissa Cobb, Head of Studio and Chief Creative Officer, Oriental DreamWorks
  • Jack Gao, CEO, International Investments & Business Development, Wanda
  • Stuart Ford, CEO, IM Global
  • Jon Chu, Director of Now You See Me 2

The full-day conference will include insightful and timely panel discussions:

  • Treasure Hunt: China’s deepening bet on Hollywood talent and America’s ground work to develop new financing sources in China
  • Animation’s New Realm: The burgeoning opportunities and stakes in animation
  • The Future of Content: Augmented and virtual reality, gaming, location-based entertainment and beyond
  • Film’s Digital Frontier: China’s digital-content promise and lessons for Hollywood
  • Doing The Right Thing: The evolving art of making international co-productions

This year’s speakers include:

  • Zhou Yuan, CEO, Linmon Pictures
  • David Hutkin, CFO, The Weinstein Company
  • Michael Ellis, Asia-Pacific President and Managing Director, MPA
  • Miao Xiaotian, President, China Film Co-Production Corporation
  • Chen Derong, CEO, Alpha Interactive Entertainment
  • Joshua Wexler, Chief Executive of Fun, iP2Entertainment
  • Harley Zhao, CEO, Original Force
  • Charlie Coker, Managing Director, Dasym Media
  • Yu Jianhong, Vice President, Beijing Film Academy
  • Allen Zhu, Senior Partner, China Culture Industrial Investment Fund
  • Bing Chen, Entrepreneur and YouTube pioneer
  • Papi Jiang, Chinese Internet celebrity and video blogger
  • Grace Gu, Principal, ZhenFund
  • Chen Rong, President, Perfect World Pictures
  • Michael Corrigan, Managing Director, CP Enterprises

The Summit will also include a special awards presentation recognizing writer and director, Cao Baoping.

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