ASSC to Honor Wang Zhonglei for Film Industry Leadership

Asia Society Southern California is delighted to announce that Wang Zhonglei (also known as James Wang), Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Huayi Brothers Media, will receive the “U.S.-China Film Industry Leadership Award” at the Seventh Annual U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala Dinner on November 1 and 2. Huayi Brothers has been a pioneer, building China’s biggest private-sector film studio and an entertainment conglomerate with businesses ranging from film production to talent management to theme parks. Huayi Brothers has also been at the forefront of Chinese collaboration with Hollywood. Just this week, it announced plans to invest $250 million in a venture with directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. That follows a landmark $500 million financing and distribution deal with STX Entertainment, as well as investments in animation and virtual reality.

Asia Society Southern California’s signature U.S.-China Film Summit is the most prestigious U.S. gathering of Hollywood and Chinese film-industry leaders. Since 2010, this event has led the conversation on co-production, investment and creative integration between the world’s two biggest entertainment markets. This year’s Film Summit will again feature high-level speakers with unparalleled market insight.

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