Movies like Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall have attempted to bring a distinctly Chinese narrative to a global audience with very little success. Yet the most celebrated foreign language film in the history of American cinema remains Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a Chinese-language film. So what went wrong? Why was The Great Wall an international failure? How does Chinese cinema make strides in entering foreign markets?
The panel objectives are as follows:
1.Discuss current market trends within China’s entertainment industry.
2.Discuss how Chinese production companies plan to compete internationally.
3.Develop strategies for U.S. filmmakers, Chinese filmmakers and investors to partner up. There will be opportunities to dialogue and network at the end of the session.