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TheWrap's Brent Lang discusses "Tax Incentives Around the Globe" with the California Film Commission's Amy Lemisch, the British Film Commission's Kattie Kotok and Film France's Franck Priot.
Kotok and Priot talk about how California is falling behind on tax incentives.
TheWrap's Sharon Waxman with Larry Namer, co-founder and president-CEO of Metan Development Group, based in L.A., Beijing and Shanghai, on the importance of immersing yourself in Chinese culture.
Namer: "It's not hard to figure out that if you don't really plan on being in China and plan to manage it from Australia, it's not gonna work."
Waxman with FarWest Entertainment's Jon Niermann and Nick Lafferty on "How to Navigate China."
"You hear these horror stories about how scary it is in China, and we just haven't found that to be true," said Niermann (with Lafferty).
Waxman and Chris Fenton, president of "Iron Man 3's" co-financier and co-producer DMG Entertainment, on pressing the right levers with China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television to get movies released in the country.
Fenton: "'Iron Man 3' was as much an act of diplomacy as a movie or a piece of business."
Lang with Mark Driscoll of Look Effects and Namit Malhotra of Prime Focus discuss "Visual Effects and Tax Incentives: A Race to the Bottom?"
Driscoll: "There's more and more of us getting into the visual effects business, we're diversifying to take advantage of the spectrum of the subsidy zones around the world."
An audience member asks a question during a panel at TheGrill.
Lang with IM Global's Michael Roban, Radiant Films' Mimi Steinbauer, Exclusive Media's Marc Schipper and attorney Lindsay Conner on "Trends in Global Film and TV Financing."
Roban (with Steinbauer): Business "is generally healthy so long as your expectations are in line with reality."
RCR Connect founder Ricardo Costa Reis talked up his new casting app.
Four of the TheWrap's "12 Innovators Changing Hollywood": YouTube sensation Freddie Wong, Lowercase Capital partner Matt Mazzeo, The Black List founder Franklin Leonard and ZEFR co-founder Richard Raddon.
Leonard, founder of The Black List.
TheWrap's after-party at Regal Cinemas honoring the 12 innovators.
Leonard and Lang at the innovators' party.
Mazzeo, Waxman and Leonard head for the after-party.
A Grill attendee and Jon Niermann.
Waxman and RCR Media Group chairman Rui Costa Reis.
Ariel Elazar, Dick Clark Productions' VP of digital distribution and brand licensing, one of the honorable mentions on TheWrap's innovators list.
Ricardo Costa Reis with his RCR co-workers.
Conference panelist Larry Namer of Metan Development Group.
Panelist Franck Priot of Film France, the French film commission.