2018 U.S.-China Entertainment Summit and GalaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Southern California will host the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit and Gala on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This signature annual event — which began in 2010 as the U.S.-China Film Summit — will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. The Gala Dinner will follow at 6:00 p.m.
We are delighted to be honoring Kevin Tsujihara for his vision and leadership as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Under Tsujihara, the storied studio has innovated in a dynamic and increasingly digital global marketplace and stands out as a Hollywood leader in film, television, videogames, home entertainment and consumer products. Working with his colleagues at Warner Bros.’ parent company WarnerMedia, he has also been a prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion. Two recent results of Tsujihara’s leadership: Crazy Rich Asians, which marked a cultural watershed for Asian and Asian-American talent; and The Meg, which is the most successful U.S.-China co-production to date.
The 2018 Summit, our ninth annual edition, builds on our record of bringing together the most important executives, producers, investors and creative professionals in Hollywood and China. We will be exploring topics in film and television; digital businesses, such as streaming and gaming; as well as animation and cutting-edge finance tools for entertainment, such as blockchain. Our featured speakers include:
Featured Summit speakers include:
Jiang Wei, CEO, Legendary East, & General Manager, Wanda Media
Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios
Kevin Lin, Co-Founder, Twitch
Jon Turteltaub, Director, The Meg
Ben Erwei Ji, Producer & Managing Director, Reach Glory Entertainment
John Penotti, President, SK Global
Mike Ellis, President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, MPA
Jack Gao, CEO, Smart Cinema
Spencer Baumgarten, Partner, ICM Partners
Chantal Nong, Vice President, Production, DC Films, Warner Bros.
Christina Chou, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
David Unger, CEO, Artist International Group
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90049