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New Frontiers, Formats and Markets for Chinese-Language Content

LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2018 — Chinese films, not Hollywood productions, dominate the local market, which is why major studios have invested in local-language productions. This trend, as well as efforts to us streaming technology to get first-run Chinese films to viewers in small cities without cinemas and the push for exporting Chinese films to the U.S. are explored at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit by Asia Society's Jonathan Landreth, studio executive turned entrepreneur Jack Gao, Well Go USA President and CEO Doris Pfardrescher and Carrie Wong, head of local production for film and television in Greater China for Sony Pictures Entertainment. (1 hr., 2 min.)


Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  Northern California
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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