Hollywood Reporter, MPA Partner With Third Annual U.S.-China Film, TV Expo

Staples Center Nokia Theater L.A. Live - H 2012
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Staples Center Nokia Theater L.A. Live - H 2012

The organization is set to hold its Expo on Nov. 2–3 in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.

The Hollywood Reporter has partnered with the U.S. China Film & TV Industry (UCFTI) for its third annual expo gathering industry decision makers this fall. 

THR joins the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and China Film Co-Production Corp. as partners for the event, which allows industry leaders from the world's two biggest film and television markets to meet to foster closer business and cultural links. 

THR and Billboard entertainment group president John Amato said: “The UCFTI Expo is emblematic of the blending between the U.S. and Chinese film and television industries. We are excited to help bring together industry leaders from the two giants of entertainment, facilitating the mutually beneficial deals that will reach across borders and shape our entertainment for years to come.”

UCFTI Expo CEO Bianca Chen added, “We are thrilled to have helped open the door for these important relationships and connections taking place between the U.S. and China. In partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, the MPA and the China Film Co-Production Corp., we are confident that this year’s Expo will build even stronger bonds between the two industries as companies adjust to the evolving consumption patterns of today’s viewership.”

The opening ceremony gala and Golden Screen Awards will take place at Club Nokia on Nov. 2. Hosted by the MPA and China Film Co-Production Corp., the award honors individuals and companies for excellence in co-productions and international relations.

The organization is set to hold its film competition awards on Nov. 3 in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live. The competition, geared toward student filmmakers, offers a prize of $5,000 to the winning title. The deadline for submissions is July 31. 

Last year's expo saw speeches from top executives from companies like Oriental DreamWorks, China Media Capital, Fosun Pictures and Warner Bros. along with panels from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).