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China Chats-Join Hand With Hollywood

Updated: 2017-10-17 Source:Radio Guangdong's English Service Author:intern

China’s film industry is booming with the blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 pocketing 5.6 billion yuan (860 million USD) at the box office. The number will continue to rise further as its screening period has been extended twice to the end of October.

To discuss the booming business and film collaborations between China and Hollywood, this weeks’ China Chats will interview four Hollywood heavyweights who visited Guangzhou recently for an event themed “Belt and Road – Join Hands With Hollywood, Tell a Good Story of China.” Guests included Tony Bancroft, famous animator whose works include Kung Fu Panda and Mulan; Christopher Edwards, CEO and founder of film and visual effects company The Third Floor; Michael Uslan, an executive producer of the modern Batman films; and David A. Unger, co-founder of Three Six Zero Entertainment, and the agent for Chinese actors and actresses including Gongli and Michelle Yeoh.

Christopher Edwards states during the interview that they have cooperated with Chinese directors including Zhang Yimou and Guo Jingling on visual effects. Famous animator Tony Bancroft suggests that Chinese action movies could incorporate some animation elements to attract the attention of Chinese audiences. He also expressed confidence in the development of Chinese animation.  

During the exclusive interview, Tony and Christopher tell us that it is their first time being in Guangzhou. To them, Guangzhou offers a unique and fresh experience and a recent trip to the Canton Tower left them with a lasting impression. On the other hand, Michael has been to Guangzhou several times. For him, being in Guangzhou almost feels like he is back in New Jersey in the United States.