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DAY 2 AND 3 HONG KONG DAY AT THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET

Written By: Marcelle - Nov• 05•15

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DAY 2  AFM HONG KONG DAY

Hong Kong Day at the American Film Market (AFM®) opened today, November 5th. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Regional Director of Americas, Ralph Chow, and AFM® Managing Director Jonathan Wolf welcomed the sixth edition of the event, which is co-organized by the AFM® and the HKTDC. The day featured events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR PRODUCTION IN ASIA

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Moderator: Peter LAM, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited (MPIA)

Speakers: CHU Chen On, Co-founder and Managing Director, October Pictures Limited; Fred WANG, Chairman, Salon Films

COMING UP TOMORROW, DAY 3 (NOV 6):

9:15 AM- 10:45 AM    AFM CONFERENCE SERIES

Location: Fairmont Hotel- Starlight Ballroom- 101 Wilshire Blvd

Finance Conference

First Session: Current Issues in Film Finance

Moderator: P John Burke / Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Panelists: Jeffrey Chan, Board Member and COO, Bona Film Group; David Linde, CEO, Participant Media; Bennett C. Pozil, EVP Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank; Roy A. Salter, Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting Inc

 

11:15AM- 12:45 PM    Second Session: The Film Finance Matrix: From Script to Screen

Moderator: Joseph Chianese/ EVP, Entertainment Partners

Panelists: Micah Green / Co-Head Film Finance, CAA; Biran O’Shea / CEO, The Exchange; Chris Spicer / Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Paul Steinke / SVP Production Finance, Walt Disney Studios; Adrian Ward / SVP Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank; Gareth Unwin / Co-Founder & CEO, Bedlam Productions

 

2:30PM- 4:00PM         AFM CONFERENCE SERIES

Location: Fairmont Hotel- Starlight Ballroom- 101 Wilshire Blvd.

China Conference

                                    First Session: Producing In China

Moderator: Peter Shiao / Dounder & CEO, Orb Media Group

Panelists: Chris Bremble, Founder & CEO, Base Media Group; Dr. Shi Jianxiang, Chairman, Shanghai Kuailu Investment Group; Rick Nathanson, Line Producer, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend”, “Bunraku”, “Red Cliff”, “Dragon – The Life of Bruce Lee”; Miao Xiaotian, President, China Film Co-production Corporation; April Ye, CEO, Film Finances China

 

4:30PM- 6:00PM         Second Session: Marketing & Distributing in China

Moderator: Patrick Frater / Asia Bureau Chief, Variety

Panelists: Jiang Haiyang, Film Director; David Jourdan, SVP, Int’l Business Development & Operations, IM Global; William Pfeiffer, CEO, Dragongate Entertainment; Yang Xianghua, SVP, iQIYI.COM

 

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