MPA & Warner Bros. Entertainment open the 5th annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings with reception and screening of “Wolf Totem”
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November 2, 2015
MPA & Warner Bros. Entertainment Open the 5th Annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings with Reception and Screening of “Wolf Totem“
Los Angeles – The MPA and Warner Bros. Entertainment opened the 5th Annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings tonight with a reception and screening of “Wolf Totem” at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles with special guest, Mao Yu, Deputy Director General of the China Film Bureau.
The event celebrated the growing relationship between the American and Chinese film and television industries, which continues to stimulate economic growth and increase cultural awareness. Before the screening, the event’s attendees heard from Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment; MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd, and the China Film Bureau’s Mao Yu.
“Tonight, we celebrate the many opportunities created when the American and Chinese film industries work together,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. “These interactions help build relationships, strengthen economic ties, and increase awareness of our nations’ two cultures.”
“From co-productions and film workshops to talent exchange programs and partnerships on new studio and cinema developments, the relationship between the American and Chinese motion picture industries continues to grow stronger, drive economic growth, and benefit global audiences,” Senator Dodd said. “Joining with Warner Bros. Entertainment and the China Film Bureau for this event is an exciting and fitting way to celebrate this international success story.”
The event will be followed by a series of special screenings from November 3-6 at various locations in Los Angeles, which are jointly organized by the MPA and the Film Bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). In addition to the MPA, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and SAPPRFT, the screenings are also held with support from: AMC Cinemas, Asia Society, China Film Co-Production Corporation, China Film Group Corporation, CJ Entertainment, China Lion Film Distribution, Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF), IMAX, iQiyi, MTime, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, THX, UCFTI and Variety.
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