Schedule

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TIME FUNCTION LOCATION
Wednesday, November 2
9:30am - 5:00pm Booths & Exhibits Microsoft Square L.A. Live
9:30am - 5:00pm China International Co-Production Film Screenings, hosted by MPA and SAPPRFT Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Theater 8
9:30am - 9:40am Welcome Remarks from Bianca Chen, CEO of the UCFTI Expo and Matt Belloni, Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
9:40am - 9:45am Keynote: Li Guoqi - Deputy Director of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
9:45am - 10:45am A Look at 2016
A look at the state of the Entertainment Industry in 2016 including important box office successes, joint ventures, deals, partnerships, and evolving trends. The panel is hosted by the MPA.

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

Jack Gao, Vice President & CEO, Int’l Investments & Business Developments, Wanda Cultural Industry Group

Adam Goodman – President, Le Vision Entertainment

Elizabeth Daley – Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
11:00am - 12:00pm The Art of Dealmaking
A panel on financing deals, equity, new investments, etc. Finding the right partner should by now be understood as the key to successful deal-making between China and the US. What are the corporate structure differences that need to be understood during negotiations?

Moderated by: Jing Cao - Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Yu Dong - CEO, Bona Film Group

Noah Fogelson – Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, STX Entertainment

Bennett Pozil – Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Ellen Eliasoph - President/CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia

Bruce Tobey - Partner, Co-head of Entertainment and Media Practice, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm Marketing American films in China vs. Marketing Films in the U.S.
There are many differences in how to market films in China. Baidu, YouKu and Tencent are all critical advertising tools to reach consumers in China, whereas in the U.S. trailers on television and in the theaters, cross promotion/merchandising and social media are key to marketing strategies. As merchandising in China is starting to evolve, as seen with Warcraft, where does this future lead?

Moderated by: Richard Verrier - Company Town Editor, The Los Angeles Times

Jiang Defu - General Manager, Wanda Pictures

Randy Greenberg – Executive Producer, Meg

David Lee – Founder and CEO, Leeding Media

William Pfeiffer – Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Globalgate

Zhou Tiedong - Film Scholar, Former President of China Film Promotion International (CFPI)

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
2:45pm - 3:15pm One-On-One interview: Scott Roxborough of The Hollywood Reporter and Wang Zhonglei, President of Huayi Bros Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
3:15pm - 3:45pm One-On-One interview: Scott Roxborough of The Hollywood Reporter and Luke Xiang, Vice President and Head of International, Weying Technology Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
4:00pm - 5:00pm Animation Co-Production
The evolution of animated films has turned them into a genre that appeal to both children and adults across many demographics. More companies are setting up animation studios in China than ever before as technology and story development continue to progress. What’s next for animation?

Moderated by: Chris Colman - China Correspondent, Animation World Network (AWN.com) & Founder, China Animation & Game Network (CAGN)

Mark Benson – CEO, Moving Picture Co.

Penney Finkelman-Cox – Co-President, Original Force 3D Animation

Zhou Guangming – Deputy Director of Animation Comic Game China Group

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
5:00pm - 5:30pm Student Film Competition Selection and Awards Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
Thursday, November 3
9:30am - 5:00pm Booths & Exhibits Microsoft Square L.A. Live
9:30am - 5:00pm China International Co-Production Film Screenings, hosted by MPA and SAPPRFT Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Theater 8
9:30am - 9:45am Keynote: Kevin James – Mayor’s Liason to the Entertainment Industry Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
10:00am - 11:00am The Process of Filmmaking in China Including Co-productions
Explore the process of making films in China from some of the industry’s top experts. Topics will include initial script approval, the sensitivities of international audiences, filming locations, the qualifications of co-productions, securing a release date, and approval from regulatory agencies.

Moderated by: Miao Xiaotian – General Manager, China Film Co-Production Corp.

Brian Goldsmith – Co-COO, Lionsgate

Xian Li - Director of Production, 20th Century Fox

Simon Sun - Executive Vice President, Le Vision Pictures USA

Mike Medavoy – Producer, Phoenix Pictures

Wei Zhang - President, Alibaba Pictures, Senior Vice President, Alibaba Group

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
11:15am - 12:15pm Digital and Streaming Content in China and the U.S
With streaming platforms becoming increasingly prevalent, on-demand films and television programs are more accessible than ever before. How can we expect China and the U.S. to evolve and satiate the demand of digital content?

Moderated by: Shane Maidy – Vice President, MediaLink LLC

Xianghua Yang – Senior Vice President, iQiyi

Jeff Siegel – Vice President, International, DEFY Media

Kailuo Liu - President, Heyi Pictures, Youku Toudu Inc.

Shan Dongbing - President, Dongwa Pictures

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm The Development of Television Programming in China
Over the years, Chinese television programming has been a highly regulated system. With today’s modern thinking and with the incorporation of Western-inspired shows, how can the U.S. collaborate with China to create innovative programming, while maintaining Chinese culture and values?

Moderated by: Stephen Saltzman - Chair for Asia Entertainment and Media, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Wang Hui – President, Datang Brilliant Media Co., Ltd.

Larry Namer – President and CEO, Metan Global Entertainment

Shiping Zeng – Deputy CEO, Phoenix Satellite Television America

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
2:45pm - 3:45pm In depth look at the Television Industry with Zhang Wei - President and Director of Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co., Ltd.; The Member of the Party Committee of Shanghai Media Group(SMG) Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Premiere House
6:00pm - 8:00pm Red Carpet Reception for the Golden Screen Awards L.A. Live Event Deck
8:00pm - 10:00pm Golden Screen Awards co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Association,The Hollywood Reporter and China Film Co-Production Corporation L.A. Live Event Deck
Friday, November 4
10:00am - 12:00pm Film Funding Showcase Pitch Session Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Theater 8
1:30pm - 5:00pm Film Funding Showcase Project Evaluations Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
Theater 8