Zhang Yimou to Be Honored at U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles

Zhang Yimou
Joe Pugliese

The 6th annual gathering of industry power players will address pressing issues in Hollywood's most important cross-border relationship.

When Hollywood and Chinese film industry leaders gather for the 6th annual U.S.-China Film Summit on Nov. 5 in Los Angeles, Chinese director Zhang Yimou will receive a special lifetime achievement honor.

As in past years, the Asia Society-sponsored event will feature a series of panel discussions addressing the raft of perennial cross-border industry topics: Chinese investment in Hollywood, Hollywood investment in China, production partnerships, technological developments, ancillary market potential and assorted legal and cultural complications. A gala dinner will follow.

The event will be held in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center, the former home of the Oscars.

Other honorees include Le Vision Pictures founder and CEO Zhang Zhao and the Beijing Film Academy for its role in cultivating Chinese cinema talent during a period of historic industry growth.

“Our honorees reflect film’s importance as a cultural, educational and business bridge, and Asia Society is proud to be recognizing these talents and connecting them with professionals and audiences around the world,” said Josette Sheeran, the group's president and CEO.

Added group chairman Thomas E. McClain, an attorney at Hogan Lovells: “It’s been a momentous year for Hollywood and China, and our U.S.-China Film Summit once again leads the way in bringing the key players together to discuss the most important issues.”

Panelists, speakers and special guests will be announced soon. For tickets visit the Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit page.