MPAA to Host US-China Co-Production Screenings

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Producer Wendi Murdoch (left) will attend the screening of 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.'

Eight films will screen in the Washington, DC-area from Nov. 1-10.

The Motion Picture Association of America will host screenings of eight U.S.-China co-productions, in cooperation with the China Film Co-Production Corp. and supported by China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's (SARFT) Film Bureau.

The screenings will take place at venues in the Washington, DC area, including the MPAA screening room, from Nov. 1-10.

The films set to be shown are the John Cusack and Gong Li-starrer Shanghai, Love in Space, Red Cliff Parts 1 & 2, Waiting in Beijing and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which will be attended by its producer, Wendi Murdoch.

“In the past decade, as the Chinese film industry has matured, so has the relationship between the American film industry and Chinese filmmakers, Chinese audiences, and even the Chinese government,” said Christopher Dodd, chairman and CEO of the MPAA. “One of my top priorities as a representative of the American film industry is to build upon that relationship, to help it deepen and blossom, so that it can form the foundation for a world class film and cultural sector. We strongly believe that coproductions are a tremendous opportunity for both our industries to learn and prosper together.”

“China’s rich cultural heritage has a great deal to offer the world. Together with Hollywood’s vast experience in both the making and marketing of movies, we can be model collaborators in producing world-class movies that appeal to a global audience.” said Tong Gang, director-general of the Film Bureau of SARFT and head of the Chinese delegation attending the opening screening.