About the Summit and Gala Dinner
Asia Society Southern California will host the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit and Gala on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This signature annual event — which began in 2010 as the U.S.-China Film Summit — will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. The Gala Dinner will follow at 6:00 p.m. The Summit will continue to lead the conversation — through keynote and panel discussions — about the Hollywood-China relationship for creating, making, marketing and distributing filmed content, as well as the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Our speakers are thought leaders, top executives and talent, who will offer unmatched insight and market intelligence.
美国亚洲协会南加州分会将于2018年10月30日（周二）在洛杉矶举办第九届中美文娱产业峰会及颁奖晚宴。论坛活动将于当日美国西海岸时间上午8点至下午5点在洛杉矶史可博尔文化中心（Skirball Cultural Center）举办；颁奖晚宴将于晚间6点开始。今年，峰会将以“聚焦”对话和论坛的形式，特邀行业领袖高管和产业精英，从创作、制作、市场营销、发行等角度继续深入探讨中美合拍、跨国投资、中美电影人才的融合以及数字化娱乐产业转型等话题。
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Yu Dong, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bona Film Group, will be honored for his film industry leadership. A pioneering producer and marketer, Yu was among the first graduates of the Beijing Film Academy’s management school. He founded and built Bona into one of China’s leading non-state-owned film companies. In 2010, Bona’s listing on NASDAQ made it the first China-based film company to trade in the U.S. Yu has led successful investments and collaborations with Hollywood, most recently launching a film fund with Creative Artists Agency and backing the Mark Gordon Company’s production of Midway.
Feng Xiaogang, one of China’s most popular, successful and acclaimed filmmakers, will receive a lifetime achievement award. A writer, director and actor, Feng is often called China’s Steven Spielberg. His repertoire ranges from comedy to action and drama. Two of his films—Aftershock and Back to 1942—were submitted by China as entries for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. His 2016 film, I Am Not Madame Bovary, a satirical look at Chinese bureaucracy through the tale of a peasant woman seeking justice against her philandering husband, won multiple awards. Feng’s soon-to-be-released film, Youth, chronicles a People’s Liberation Army dance troupe from the Culture Revolution to the 1990s.
Dawn Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be honored for her leadership in building a more inclusive global film industry. Prior to the Academy, Hudson headed Film Independent, where she championed indie filmmakers. At the Academy, she has recognized and closed another gap by initiating reforms to profoundly broaden membership, including adding many Asian and Asian-American members.
Zhang Yang, groundbreaking director and writer, will be honored at the U.S.-China Film Summit on November 1. Zhang will speak on our Independent Film Panel. He is an award-winning filmmaker whose stories, often drawn from real events, resonate deeply because of his sensitivity, humanity and cinematic genius.