The U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo will return to Los Angeles this year in expanded form, with four distinct events to be held over the second half of October. Aside from panels of industry executives, which the expo held last year, this year’s event will also include creative workshops that will cover topics including the process of international co-production, international marketing and virtual reality.
“We are excited to kick-off the fourth year of the Expo to include larger scale events and a wider range of topics,” Bianca Chen, CEO of the UCFTI Association, said in a statement. “We see the importance of these collaborative discussions and look forward to another successful year that inspires and deepens connections for U.S./China experts and provides direct experience for current and future content creators and technology professionals.”
The 2017 expo will begin with creative and technical panels and workshops, a student film competition and a film funding showcase that will be held on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. That will be followed by the second annual Golden Screen Awards on Oct. 29, honoring the best in films co-produced by Chinese and international partners.
After that, executive panel discussions will be held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Oct. 30-31, which will feature senior people from American and Chinese entertainment companies. Last year’s panels included executives from companies including Alibaba, Fox and Lionsgate. Also on those two days at the Regal L.A.. Live, the Motion Picture Association will hold its seventh annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings.