China-ROK Film & TV Cultural Industry Forum Held in Chengdu Today

- Topics of this forum cover the film industry, performance industry and teleplay industry.

May 20, 2015, 12:56 ET from National Business Daily

CHENGDU, China, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Knowledge Forum 2015 -- China-ROK Film & TV Cultural Industry Forum, sponsored by National Business Daily and Maeil Business Newspaper (MBN)was held in Chengdu this afternoon (May 20). Yesterday, Wang Changtian, Li-Kong Hsu, You Xiaogang and many South Korean film & TV tycoons arrived in the host city. What sparks will they enlighten? What are the new opportunities and challenges in the fields of film & TV talents and technologies of the two countries? How to increase the market opportunities of the film & TV works co-produced by the two sides in the two countries? What's the new trend of the cooperation between China-ROK film & TV performance field and specialized information platform? Kangta, director of ROK SM Entertainment Group, also arrived yesterday, warmly welcomed by his fans. The guests delivered wonderful speeches at the forum today.

Their Debut in Chengdu

"I finally come to Chengdu," said Li-Kong Hsu, board chairman of Zoom Hunt International Productions Co., Ltd. (Taiwan). He arrived at noon yesterday. Although he is over seventy years old, he looks very energetic. He has been looking forward to this forum. "I have been yearning for a visit to Chengdu. I have written about the historical background and origin of Chengdu. My field of vision will be broadened through having a look at the local customs this time," he said. Thanks to this forum, he can deeply feel the culture and charm of this city.

He delivered a keynote speech to analyze the "new opportunities and challenges in the fields of film & TV talents and technologies of China and ROK" from three aspects of culture, talents and technologies. "Young people are so crazy about South Korean teleplays and films in recent years mainly because the unique food culture, scenic spots, family love and moral principles of ROK have been integrated into the plays in an exquisite way." Likewise, the profound Chinese traditional culture is also suitable for display in film & TV works.

Joo-ick Lee, president of Boram Entertainment Incorporation in ROK also made a keynote speech about the "new opportunities and challenges in the fields of film & TV talents and technologies of China and ROK." He can speak Mandarin Chinese fluently and has had deep relations with Chinese films. He acted as producer of these Chinese films, including Together directed by Chen Kaige, Seven Swords by Hark Tsui and A Battle Of Wits by Jacob Cheung. He was also the producer of Late Autumn starring Tang Wei and Hyun Bin. He expressed his views on how China-ROK films work together towards Hollywood.

Lee told a reporter with Chengdu Business Daily that, "I come to Chengdu for the first time. I am keen on Tang poems and like Li Bai, Su Dongpo, Du Fu and painter Zhang Daqian." He hoped this visit could bring inspiration to his film production. During the forum, Li-Kong Hsu will visit Du Fu Thatched Cottage.

Wonderful Topics

Topics of this forum cover the film industry, performance industry and teleplay industry. Li-Kong Hsu (board chairman of Zoom Hunt International Productions Co., Ltd. in Taiwan), Joo-ick Lee (president of Boram Entertainment Incorporation in ROK), Yu Hangying (executive producer of China Zhejiang TV program "Brothers to Run"), Kim Yeong Min (president of ROK SM Entertainment Group), You Xiaogang (chairman of TV Drama Production Industry Association of China and board chairman of Beijing Jingdu Century Culture Development Co. Ltd.), and Jeon Yong Ju (IHQ representative from ROK) are the main speakers. They hope to seek chances to cooperate with Chengdu.

Yesterday, the guests arrived in Chengdu. Wang Changtian, Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd. made a keynote speech to unveil the plan of his company on cooperation with ROK.

The popular variety show "Brothers to Run" was introduced from South Korea. Yu Hangying delivered a speech to talk about localization of Chinese and South Korean variety shows by taking "Brothers to Run" as an example. She told the great efforts they made in localization of the program which was severely doubted in the beginning but became a hot topic later. In particular, the first stop of the second series of "Brothers to Run" was recorded in Chengdu, winning high audience ratings. She answered why Chengdu was selected, "Many people like Chengdu, and so do our TV program producers. The people of Chengdu are famous for their leisure, humor and sense of recreation in the whole country."

Such central media as People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, China National Radio, China News Service, Guangming Daily and Economic Daily covered this forum.

SOURCE National Business Daily