Citic Guoan Co. Ltd., Dick Cook Studios, and Film Carnival Production Co. with the support of China Media Culture Promotion Association (CMCPA), China Film
Association and the Beijing Film Academy, have announced that Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón will be joining the esteemed line-up of
speakers at the inaugural 2016 China-US Motion Picture Summit on March 25 in Grand Epoch City, China. Winston Baker is the event producer.
Cuarón is one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood and around the world today. His masterpiece “Gravity” was received with great success by both
critics and audiences, winning seven Academy Awards and breaking box office records in U.S. and China. Cuarón won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Directors
Guild and BAFTA awards for best director for said film.
The film was highly acclaimed in China for its great story, the integration of the country’s popular space program and for the film’s visual effects.
Compared to European and American audiences, the excitement for 3D and IMAX has not declined. Chinese audiences continue to go to the cinema to watch and
experience films with strong VFX.
IMAX Corporation Executive Vice President Andrew Cripps will also be joining the notable lineup to address the great implications of technology on the
future of the motion picture industry. IMAX took a historic step in China last year when its subsidiary went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Additional speakers joining the summit include Zhang Xun, Chairman of the Board at Max Screen Distribution; Ann An, a renowned film producer and
distribution expert in China; and Richard Fox, Executive Vice President of International at Warner Bros. Entertainment.
“We are honored to have such a visionary group of filmmakers, executives and futurists come together at our inaugural Summit. With the help of Dick Cook
Studios, our goal was to develop an event that could foster the on-going conversations and collaborations between the Chinese and American entertainment
industries. With a speaking faculty comprised of Alfonso Cuarón, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Gary Lucchesi, Elizabeth Daley, Zhang Xun, Andrew Cripps, Bill
Borden, and so many other remarkable names – this unprecedented event will serve as a platform for future collaboration and an inspiration for the next
generation of storytellers,” stated Lou Xiaolou, Chairman of Film Carnival Co. Ltd. “We also look forward to more in-depth communication with Hollywood
filmmakers in order for Chinese films to truly go global.”
In addition to keynotes and panel discussions, a state-of-the-art Technology Experience will be displayed and demonstrations will be offered of the most
advanced technology designed to enhance the motion picture experience for both creators and audiences. This event is nearly sold out. To learn about
participation, please visit www.China-US-Summit.com.