November 19, 2020 — Three leading Chinese and U.S. entertainment executives share their insights into the current state of the China and U.S. media industries during three fireside chats hosted by Asia Society Southern California. Long-time U.S.-China entertainment industry veteran Ellen Eliasoph speaks with Manatt Partner and Entertainment Group Leader Lindsay Conner about the past 25 years of the U.S.-China entertainment industry as well as what the future may hold.
Beijing Culture's President of Motion Pictures Entertainment Miao Zhang and Variety Asia Editor Patrick Frater takes a deep dive into the shifts occurring within China’s entertainment industry, including film and TV production, development, and streaming. They also evaluated the long-term effects of the pandemic on the industry and the significance of China possessing the world’s largest functioning box office market.
Skydance Media President and CEO Jesse Sisgold and Paul Hastings Partner and Asia and Europe Media & Entertainment Chair Stephen Saltzman considers the role of strategic partnerships in cross-border media investments, including Skydance’s partnership with Tencent.
The session concludes with remarks and a performance by 2020 Entertainment Game Changer and world-renowned pianist Lang Lang. (1 hr., 21 min.)