Industry leaders from China and the Unites States will be joining this groundbreaking event on March 25, 2016! The speaking faculty will include executives from major studios, award-winning directors and producers, and seasoned advisors. The program will include topics on the art of story telling, the challenges and opportunities of making films in China, new methods of content creation, marketing and distribution strategies, and state-of-the-art technological innovations and demonstrations.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

9:00 – 9:30am
Registration, Technology Exhibits and VIP Red Carpet

9:30 – 9:50 am
Past, Present, Future: Opening Ceremony
Opening video
Opening Host: TANG Guoqiang (Famous Actor)
Summit Honorary Chairman:

Li Dongdong, Member of the National Committee of CPPCC(Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference), Former Deputy Director of General Administration of Press and Publication, President of China Media Culture Promotion Association

9:50 – 10:00am
Introduction of the Summit Program
Summit Chairman:
Dick Cook, Chairman and CEO, Dick Cook Studios

10:00 – 11:00am
Filmmaker Panel: The Art of Storytelling
There isn’t a single set of rules that you can learn to become a good storytelling filmmaker, but there are many guidelines and tricks that have been used and refined over the years that filmmakers can work with to expand their storytelling craft. This session will include Oscar award-winning writers, directors, and renowned Chinese filmmakers who will address storytelling methods for both Chinese and global audiences and provide techniques on turning authentic Chinese stories into high quality movies.
Bruce Hendricks, President of Production, Dick Cook Studios

Randall Wallace, Award-winning Filmmaker and Best Selling Author

Betty Thomas, Filmmaker and First Vice President, Directors Guild of America

LU Chuan, Director, Screenwriter and Producer

KANG Honglei, Director

DONG Runnian, Screenwriter

Ann An, Producer and Founder, Desen International Media

11:00 – 11:20am
A Conversation with Paul Haggis
Dick Cook, Chairman and CEO, Dick Cook Studios

Paul Haggis, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Producer, HWY 61

11:20 – 11:30am
Tea Break

11:30 – 12:00pm
Keynote Presentation
Keynote Speaker:
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

12:00 – 1:15pm
Networking Luncheon and Technology Exhibits

1:15 – 1:35pm
The World of Animation: Making Movie Magic
Too often, producers get caught up in the technology and financial aspects of animation, when the artists who create it drive the real value of animation. Gain insight from the producer of the most successful animated films in history such as “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast,” which was the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. During his talk, Mr. Hahn will address the strengths and weaknesses of animation; the importance of story, character, and talent in the development and production of animated movies; and what gives an animated film a chance at the box office. Mr. Hahn will also dive into what it takes to successfully integrate animation into live action films and how to approach stories from an original and compelling perspective.
Don Hahn, Award-winning Producer and Director

1:35 – 2:50pm
Cooperation Panel: Prospects for China’s Movie Business
Power players from both countries are looking for innovative ways to collaborate and work closely to find the best approach to capitalizing on the emerging Chinese market. We have witnessed growing numbers of cross-border financing and distribution deals, Chinese production companies partnering with international talents to produce content that has global appeal, and new international distribution platforms being built to further export Chinese films. Will such approaches bring the Chinese film industry into a new era? What will it take to make these cross-border deals viable? The group of veteran filmmakers, financiers, distributors, sales agents, and dealmakers who have been actively involved with above global activities, will share their past experiences and visions for the future of China-US collaboration. 
Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief, Variety

Rance Pow, Founder & President, Artisan Gateway

Stuart Ford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, IM Global

Stephen Scharf, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Entertainment

ZHANG Hong, Secretary, China Film Association

WANG Xingdong, Vice Chairman, China Film Association

William Feng, Head of Greater China, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association

2:50 – 3:15pm
Education Conversation: Cultivating the Next Generation
Leaders from the world’s most prestigious film schools will conduct a conversation about educating the next generation of filmmakers. How are these leading educators changing curriculum to keep up with technology developments as they relate to animation, visual effects, new camera equipment, and more? What type of programs have they been working on in collaboration with Chinese educators to bridge the filmmaking gap between Hollywood and China?

Dick Cook, Chairman and CEO, Dick Cook Studios

Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts

HOU Guangming, Director-General of the Council, Beijing Film Academy

3:15 – 3:20pm
Unveiling Ceremony
Presented by: 
HOU Guangming, Director-General of the Council, Beijing Film Academy

LIU Xin, General Manager, CITIC Group

3:20 – 3:30pm
Tea Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Behind the Scenes: Producing for a Global Audience
During this session, members of the “billion dollar box-office club” — renowned Chinese and US producers — will share strategies on making films that are both artistically and commercially successful and appealing to a global audience. 
Gary Lucchesi, President, Producers Guild of America and Chief Executive Officer, Lakeshore Entertainment

Hawk Koch, Award-winning Producer

Michael Nozik, Prodcuer, HWY 61

Bill Borden, Producer, Mili Pictures Worldwide

MING Zhenjiang, Deputy Secretary of CFA, Executive President of China Film Producers’ Association,
President of August First Film Studio

ZHANG Xun, Former General Manager, China Film Co-Production Company

David Lee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Leeding Media

4:30 – 4:50pm
Keynote Conversation
Dick Cook, Chairman and CEO, Dick Cook Studios

Keynote Speaker:
Alfonso Cuarón, Award-winning Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editor

4:50 – 5:30pm
Technology’s Impact: Today and Tomorrow
Contemporary film technology is experiencing unprecedented development. From filming to exhibiting, all sectors of the industry are rapidly evolving. What does the future hold for the cinema-going experience? Founders and executives from game changing virtual reality, camera, and mega screen exhibition technology companies will address their views on what will revolutionize the film industry.
Peter Dekom, Entertainment Attorney

Cevat Yerli, Co-Founder, CEO and President, Crytek

Clint Kisker, President, Madison Wells Media

Andrew Cripps, Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation

Luke Xiang, Vice President, Beijing WeYing Technology Co. Ltd.

Zhu Liang, Associate Professor of the Department of Technology, Beijing Film Academy

Closing Remarks
Summit Chairman:
Dick Cook, Chairman and CEO, Dick Cook Studios

5:50 – 6:20pm
Starting Ceremony of Film Ne Zha

5:30 – 7:00pm
Technology Exhibits

(65mm Camera)
Wevr_web (VR) RED_web(State of the Art Camera System) dji_web (Drone arerial company)
IZON_web (Auto Stereo 3D) base-web (VFX Company) Kino_web
(Lighting system)






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