11/04/2011 14:59 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Over the past week, the MPAA together with the Film Bureau of China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and TV (SARFT) hosted a celebration of Chinese-American co-productions, showcasing 8 films across the city. This past Wednesday we featured the film “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” and were thrilled and honored that the film’s producer Wendi Murdoch and Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui could join us to pay tribute to this excellent film.
The relationship between the American and Chinese film industries has flourished over the past decade and building upon that relationship is a top priority for Senator Dodd and the MPAA.
We were also very proud to welcome Mr. Tong Gang, director of SARFT, to DC where he met with Senator Dodd and discussed the important relationship between our two countries’ film communities. Mr. Gang’s delegation, who travelled to Washington to co-host the week’s festivities, seem to thoroughly enjoy their visit and the entire MPAA staff was sad to see them leave. This fantastic week leaves all of us very optimistic about the future of Chinese-American co-productions.
We’d like to thank Mrs. Murdoch, Ambassador Yesui, Mr. Gang, and our other guests for joining us this week and look forward to hosting more successful events like this one in the future.