U.S. China Film & TV Expo partners with BAFTA Los Angeles
The U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (UCFTI Expo) today announced its partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles for its fourth annual Expo, which brings together U.S. and Chinese film/television executives to discuss the evolving entertainment industry.
Returning this October to Los Angeles, the Expo will expand its industry panels to offer creative workshops that educate the workforce on the latest trends and developments, including the process of filmmaking and co-productions, expansion of television, international marketing, financial deals, the use of social media and the emergence of new technology in film such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D and 4K.
"We are honored to announce UCFTI’s partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles in the spirit of international collaboration and creativity, which are cornerstones of the UCFTI mission,” said Bianca Chen, CEO of the UCFTI Association. “We welcome BAFTA Los Angeles members to the fourtth annual UCFTI Expo, and we look forward to advancing the future of international content creation and technology together.”
"Great content is born from strong collaboration, and so we look forward providing an opportunity for creatives and experts from around the world to meet and share insights on an international platform," said Matthew Wiseman, BAFTA Los Angeles chief operating officer.
The UCFTI Expo includes industry exhibitions, executive panel discussions, creative workshops, film panels, and the second annual Golden Screen Awards. Special events and programs include:
* Exhibitions, creative and technical panels and workshops, student film competition and the Film Funding Showcase will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 19-20, led by professionals in the film and television industry. The interactive workshops will focus on trending topics including how new technology leads content creation and market trends.
* The Golden Screen Awards will return for its second show to recognize excellence in China-international co-production films. Last year's winners included Kung Fu Panda 3 (Best Animated Film), Da Tang Xuan Zang (Best Co-Production Film), Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation and Warcraft (Honorary Awards). The awards will take place at The Novo by Microsoft on Oct. 29.
* The Executive panel discussions are set to take place at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Oct. 30-31. In recent years, participants and speakers have included executives and scholars from major studios, IMAX, Wanda, Alibaba, China Media Capital, USC School of Cinematic Arts and O'Melveny & Myers, LLP.
* The Motion Picture Association will hold itsseventh China International Co-Production Film Screenings at the Regal Cinema Oct. 30-31 to coincide with the panel discussions.
To learn more about the Expo, exhibiting, sponsoring or attending, visitwww.ucftiexpo.com.