2018 U.S.-CHINA GALA DINNER
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
6:00 p.m. Reception – Guerin Courtyard
7:15 p.m. Dinner – Ahmanson Hall
Tickets to the Gala Dinner are SOLD OUT!
Michelle Yeoh will be honored for her achievements as an actress, producer and writer. She is remarkably versatile talent. In a career that spans Hong Kong, Hollywood, China and beyond, she has earned critical acclaim and won hearts through memorable roles in films such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies, Memoirs of a Geisha and most recently, Crazy Rich Asians.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros., will be honored for his vision and leadership at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit. Under Tsujihara, Warner Bros. has innovated in a dynamic and increasingly digital global marketplace and stands out as a leading studio 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. To read his full bio, please click here.
Elizabeth Daley, Dean and Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, will be honored as an education pioneer at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit. In more than a quarter century as dean, Daley has built the world’s premier film school through a commitment to diversity and global education. Among her many international initiatives, USC has had academic partnerships with Chinese universities for more than a decade. Under Daley’s leadership, SCA has grown dramatically with a focus on the future of film and entertainment, including digital arts, interactive media such as games and cutting-edge technologies that enhance storytelling. To read her full bio, please click here.
Xu Zheng will be honored for his trailblazing work as an actor, writer, director and producer. His creative range spans from comedy to drama, and his films have had both commercial success and social impact. Lost in Thailand (2012) grossed more than $200 million and caused a surge in Chinese tourism to Thailand. His popular Dying to Survive (2018) struck a chord among the Chinese public and accelerated government efforts to lower prices for cancer drugs.