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The China Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast that interviews film and TV professionals who guide you on your journey to getting your own projects green lit.

The China Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast that interviews film and TV professionals who guide you on your journey to getting your own projects green lit.
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The China Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast that interviews film and TV professionals who guide you on your journey to getting your own projects green lit.

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English


Episodes

020: Unexpected Sources to Find Your Next Gig

11/12/2018
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Producer Elizabeth Dell once studied to be a doctor but an unexpected source led her to a film career focused on China. She tells how you can tap into these unexpected sources to find your next gig. She also offers advice on growing your network and the pros and cons of casting overseas Chinese.

Duration:00:39:33

020: Unexpected Sources to Finding Your Next Gig

11/12/2018
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Producer Elizabeth Dell once studied to be a doctor but an unexpected source led her to become an expert on China-Hollywood co-productions. She tells how you can do the same. She also offers advice on growing your network and the pros and cons of casting overseas Chinese.

Duration:00:39:33

019 China's Untapped Heritage Stories - Can Hollywood Get in on the Act?

10/20/2018
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Carol Liu is an independent filmmaker, VR creator and founder of U-Ma Studios VR. She feels China hasn't yet tapped its unmined heritage stories. We discuss how there could be a wealth of potential content in Chinese IP in the public domain. Carol talks about how she created a VR series around a misrepresented historical figure and gave it a revisionist look. Using in-depth research and fresh ideas - her series is finding new audiences.

Duration:00:42:41

018 Finding a Good Chinese Partner

10/13/2018
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Christine Lin is a film director, producer, and marketer. She is Taiwanese and has a successful career for Top Star Media - a film, TV and PR company in mainland China. She offers advice on connecting with Chinese producers and directors. We also talk about China's lack of international collaboration experience and how westerners can fill the void.

Duration:00:43:10

018 Finding the Right Chinese Partner

10/8/2018
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Christine Lin is a film director, producer, and marketer. She is Taiwanese and has a successful career for Top Star Media - a film, TV and PR company in mainland China. She offers advice on connecting with Chinese producers and directors. We also talk about China's lack of international collaboration experience and how westerners can fill the void.

Duration:00:43:10

017 The Best Screen Hero for China: Underdog or Superhero?

8/28/2018
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Today I interview producer Jean Su of Broadvision Pictures. She talks about how movies that feature normal people in extraordinary situations can beat out superhero films. She describes how the market is changing in China. Stories with a heart (everyday people in extraordinary circumstances) are better than superhero tales. She offers a solution when Chinese investors ask for A-list talent that are impossible to attach. You can find a full transcript at...

Duration:00:29:37

016: China Film Overlooked Resource - US Embassies and the MPAA

4/28/2018
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Today I interview Jeffrey Gee Chin – a filmmaker who straddles both the Hollywood and China markets. Jeffrey has been a 2nd Unit Director on Billions (on Showtime) and Snowfall (on FX). He is also creating culturally preserving films like Lil Tokyo Reporter He talks about how the diversity and #MeToo movements have opened the door for fresh voices in film and TV. Additionally, he talks about the advantage of connecting with a Hong Kong producer vs. a Mainland Chinese producer. He offers...

Duration:00:48:40

015 Cristiano Bortone - Why China Picks the Wrong Scripts

4/13/2018
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Today I interview Cristiano Bortone who is producing Chinese co-productions. He is also the Managing Director & Treasurer for association "Bridging the Dragon" which connects European and Chinese filmmakers. We talk about why the Chinese pick the wrong scripts and how to solve that problem. He also advises on how you can get money out of China. He tells us why hat you should ignore Chinese producers if they say "You don't understand the Chinese audience". He also talks about how to deal...

Duration:00:39:18

014 Rob Cain - How China Can Avoid Getting In Its Own Way

3/27/2018
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Today I interview China specialist - Robert Cain of Pacific Bridge Pictures. He talks plainly about China’s lack of appreciation for good scripts, the challenges of co-productions and how the Chinese government gets in its own way. He is candid in his opinion on China’s now life-long president (Xi JinPing) and the clampdown on working with foreigners. Luckily he reminds us that China needs westerners’ expertise to get Chinese films to cross borders. He offers advice on how to make your...

Duration:00:40:46

013 Joe Fiorello - Crowdfunding a Hong Kong film

2/23/2018
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Today I interview Joe Fiorello - an American director/actor based in Hong Kong. He talks about crowdfunding and the challenges of making an independent film in Hong Kong. He discusses the problem with Hong Kong actresses (hint – most get married and retire at 30). He also finds it odd that to get screened in Hong Kong – local independent films need an international stamp of approval – foreign accolades first. KEY POINTS: TAKEAWAYS But if you can’t find or don’t want a...

Duration:00:53:45

012 Brendan Davis - Where The Opportunity In China Is

2/8/2018
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Today I interview Brendan Davis – Director of Special Projects for BangBang Pictures in Beijing. We discussed where the opportunity in China is. Brendan discusses areas such as VFX as well as adapting IP for the local market. Brendan discusses the pros and cons of trying to do a co-production. He talks about the disconnect between job functions of US producers versus Chinese producers. Brendan suggests re-interpreting your IP for the Chinese market is one of the best ways to crack the...

Duration:00:46:05

011 Hollywood Made In China author - Aynne Kokas

1/27/2018
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Today I interview author Aynne Kokas who wrote "Hollywood Made In China". She talks about how to use your current network to find Chinese partners. She talks about the problem with the lack of transparency of Chinese capital movement as well as upcoming challenges in foreign content regulations. She points out how the Chinese government thinks in 50-year plans and the pitfalls of American studios thinking in quarterly terms.

Duration:00:27:10

010: Melanie Ansley - Dealing With The Unexpected In China Film

1/18/2018
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Today’s guest is Melanie Ansley who is a producer at Peking Pictures as well as is the Executive Director of the China Hollywood Society. We talk about how working in China you’ll be hit with unexpected events which can be a blessing in disguise. She talks about her films “Red Light Revolution” and “King of Peking” and how she loves risky films that hit an untapped nerve in Chinese audiences. Melanie opens up about what her company wants to find (web/mobile content) as well as what the...

Duration:00:31:29

009: 2017 Roundup - What are the Chinese Studios Looking For in 2018?

1/7/2018
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In this first episode of 2018, I rounded up top clips from China-Hollywood experts who offer their take on what kind of projects the American and Chinese studios are looking for in 2018. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 9 Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann www.Chinahollywoodgreenlight.com www.Chinahollywoodgreenlight.com/podcast https://www.facebook.com/CHGreenLight/ @KungFuRockChick www.linkedin.com/caryn-mccann Guest: Peter Iacono – President of International Film and...

Duration:00:20:20

008: Development Hell - How to Survive & Thrive: Jessica Wang, Seven Stars Entertainment

12/13/2017
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Today I interview Jessica Wang – a Development Executive from Seven Stars Entertainment. She talks about the clamp down on Chinese overseas investments means more influence on content by the Chinese and how the US are working more locally with the Chinese. She also talks about how after studying to be a director, she now sees the benefit of taking negotiating and legal classes. The China/Hollywood Greenlight Podcast Episode #8 Jessica Wang Show Notes Guest: Jessica Wang Company:...

Duration:00:25:25

007: Partner Sky Moore - North Korea & the Trump Effect on Co-Pros

12/8/2017
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Today’s guest is Sky Moore – a partner for Greenberg Glusker who is involved in major China-Hollywood deal making. Sky’s explosive comments is a warning not to underestimate the geopolitical situation with North Korea and the Trump effect on US-Chinese co-productions (22:37). He gives advice on what to do if Chinese currency stops flowing to Hollywood. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 7 Schuyler (Sky) Moore Show Notes Schuyler (Sky) Moore, Partner at Greenberg Glusker...

Duration:00:31:25

006: Niall Phelan - An Easy Way to Connect With Producers

11/30/2017
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Today's guest is Niall Phelan of Story Inc. Asia. He is the Executive Producer and Creative Director. He has some great ideas about connecting with Chinese partners but also has advice on walking away from a project. He offers a simple yet effective way to connect with top producers (20:35). He talks about the importance of getting to know your partners. If you don't have a joint bank account in terms of actual cash, then you've got it in terms of reputation. China Hollywood Greenlight...

Duration:00:47:06

005: Charles Morris - Animation Success in China

11/21/2017
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This week I chat with Charles Morris Jr. – the VP of Acquisitions and Development of Global Genesis Group. He talks about how their animation success in China has led to not only more Chinese partnerships but also has attracted more American partnerships as well. He also talks about their new division – a talent management company which manages directors, writers and some actors. After listening to his insights – you’ll want to be managed by Global Genesis too. I know I did. You can also...

Duration:00:43:02

004 LA Chinese Film Fest - Zhao Lewis Liu

11/14/2017
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I interview Zhao Lewis Liu – a director and writer as well as the founder of the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival. We talk about how he ran out of money on a feature film but how he found an angel investor to save the day as well how he is raising the visibility of local Chinese talent. He is also creating opportunities for Americans and Chinese to network through his monthly mixers. See a full transcript on the website: https://chinahollywoodgreenlight.com China Hollywood Greenlight...

Duration:00:37:35

003 Linsanity producer - Brian Yang

11/10/2017
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Today I interview Actor / Producer Brian Yang. He highlights how great projects are a dime a dozen – it’s the person/relationship that will get the deal done. He admits why he doesn’t like WeChat and how never getting a “no” from a Chinese exec is really an opportunity. China Hollywood Greenlight, Episode3 Show Notes Guest: Brian Yang 408 Films: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/company/co0236057/ Twitter: @briflys Instagram: instagram.com/briflys/?hl=en Film: Linsanity...

Duration:00:59:48