U.S. China Film & Television Industry Expo Launches Stateside at American Film Institute Event

Organization developed to serve as a conduit for collaboration between the U.S. and China film and television industries

Nov 05, 2013, 08:05 ET from U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo (UCFTI), an organization that aims to help bridge U.S. and China film and television markets, today announced its event at the AFI FEST 2013 Presented by Audi. On Monday, November 11 at 5 p.m., UCFTI will host an event at the historic Roosevelt Hotel that will foster collaboration by helping U.S. companies and individuals navigate Chinese rules and regulations while connecting potential creative and business partners. Additionally, influential delegates from China will be attending from the following organizations: Film Hi-Tech Committee of China Film Association, China Film Editing Association CTV Audio-Visual (Beijing) and the International Culture Exchange Center.

In 2012, China became the world's second largest movie market by total box office, with overall ticket revenues topping $2.81 billion. As such, UCFTI recognizes this is a crucial moment for the film industry, and the time has never been better for U.S. and Chinese entertainment industry leaders to collaborate on opportunities in their respective markets.

"The UCFTI Expo is a must-attend event for everyone in the entertainment industry," said Bianca Chen, founder of the UCFTI Expo. "Attendees will be a part of the inaugural event that will bring together the world's top film and television market leaders to learn from one another and network for future collaborations."

Chen, an industry expert and veteran producer in Film and Television as well as PR events, has been a leading figure in various business collaborations between the US and China for the past 15 years. Chen brings her vast experience to lead the planning of the Expo. The UCFTI Expo will take place on March 5 and 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will bring together top executives, creative teams, producers and distributors from the world's two leading film and television markets to tackle the big issues and questions related to US and China collaboration.


We are at the beginning of an era of exponential growth for China's film and television industry—which makes this a crucial moment for U.S. and Chinese industry leaders to educate each other about opportunities in their respective markets.

The UCFTI Expo is being organized by Bianca Chen, a well-connected businesswoman and industry expert, in partnership with seasoned event, sponsorship, and marketing firms.

The UCFTI Expo, March 5 and 6, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will bring together top executives—and thousands of creative teams, producers and marketers—from the world's two leading film/TV markets to tackle the big issues and tough questions related to U.S.-China collaboration.

Expo participants will get insights and contacts to help them successfully do business in each other's markets. The program is designed to bridge cultural differences and foster real exchange and collaboration among potential creative and business partners. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.ucftiexpo.com

About AFI FEST presented by Audi

The American Film Institute's annual celebration of artistic excellence, AFI FEST presented by Audi brings the audience and the entertainment community together to explore the year in global cinema through the new works of film masters, moving image icons and breakthrough talents, and it is the only film festival of its stature that is free to the public. AFI FEST mixes nightly red carpet galas of Hollywood films with new auteur works from around the world, ensuring that an extraordinary array of foreign filmmaker voices are heard.

Launching awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing audiences with the very best of global cinema, right in the center of the movie-making capital of the world. Celebrating its 27th year as a program of the American Film Institute, the festival has paid tribute to numerous influential filmmakers and artists over the years, including Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci, and David Lynch as Guest Artistic Directors, and has screened scores of films that have produced Oscar® nominations and wins including, most recently, A SEPARATION, AMOUR, THE ARTIST, THE KING'S SPEECH, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.

AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi will take place from November 7 through 14 in the heart of Hollywood. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®.

Additional information about AFI FEST is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.

Raymond Cheng

Shannon Radecki

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