Co-Pro Targets, Part 6: Chinese Companies in L.A.

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Co-Pro Targets, Part 6: Chinese Companies in L.A.

If you’re looking to make a connection with a Chinese film / TV partner that has an office in Los Angeles – here is a list to get you started.  

This is number six in our Co-Production Partners series.  You can check out the other blogs here:

Co-Pro Targets, Part 1: US Major Studios  https://wp.me/p8U8pg-rT

Co-Pro Targets, Part 2: The Chinese Majors: https://wp.me/p8U8pg-sF

Co-Pro Targets Part 3: The U.S. Independents  https://wp.me/p8U8pg-tq

Co-Pro Targets, Part 4: Chinese Independents  https://wp.me/p8U8pg-uM

Co-Pro Target, Part 5: Chinese who think outside the box  https://wp.me/p8U8pg-xK

Here is a list of some of the top Chinese companies that have offices in Los Angeles. One obvious advantage of contacting them here is there is no language barrier. They are staffed with both Chinese and American staff.

Alibaba Pictures

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Chinese Name                     阿里巴巴电影集团 Ālǐ bābā diànyǐng jítuán

Business Activities:              Production, Distribution, Publicity and Marketing

Representative Film:           Shock Wave 21917, The Bravest, A Dogs Journey

Website:                                http://alibabapictures.com/simp/0-home.html

Cinando:                                https://bit.ly/3ppWajY

Telephone:                            (626) 365-5227 (Pasadena)

Key Point: Per the Variety article Alibaba Pictures to Focus on Original Content Production, Unveils Surprise Works Unit – you’ll see Alibaba is going from participator of content to putting out their own content. 

Bona Film Group

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Chinese name:                     博纳影业集团 Bó nà yǐng yè jítuán

Business Activities:              Production, Distribution, Talent Agency

Representative Film:           Ad Astra, Enter The Fat Dragon

Website:                                www.bonafilm.cn/

Cinando or IMDB:                https://bit.ly/3ecJkzM

Telephone:                            +86-10-5631-0700 (China) 

L.A. office:                             Los Angeles

Key Point: Bona managed to keep reserves of capital outside China, which allowed it to keep investing.  See the Variety article:   China’s Bona Film Group Strengthens Hollywood Connection

China Film Group

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Chinese name:                     中国电影集团公司  Zhōngguó diànyǐng jítuán gōngsī

Business Activities:              Production, Distribution, Exhibition

Representative Film:           The 355, The Sacrifice

Website:                                www.chinafilm.com

Cinando or IMDB:                https://bit.ly/3d3Fb10

Telephone:                            +86-(0) 10-6225-4488 (China)

L.A. Office:                            Burbank

Key Point:   The article New Hollywood from the Empire of the Middle points out who China’s biggest player is. According, it said: “China Film Group is the largest and also the most influential state film producer in the People’s Republic of China.”

China Lion

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Chinese Name                     华狮电影 Huá shī diànyǐng

Business Activities:             Production, Distribution

Representative Film:           Aftershock, Breakup Buddies

Website:                                https://www.chinalionfilm.com/

Cinando or IMDB:                https://bit.ly/3ejpWRG

Telephone:                           +1 323-396-9168

City:                                        Los Angeles

Key Point:  According to an L.A. Times article   Reel China: Targets an elusive film fan — the Chinese American the company curbs “the chance of losing potential (theater) patrons to pirated DVDs,  and aims to release its annual slate of as many as 15 movies in North America the same day they premiere in China.”

China Movie Media Group

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Chinese name:                   影时尚影业集团Yǐng shíshàng yǐng yè jítuán

Business Activities:              Pre-show advertising, investment & product placement

Representative Film:           Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Website:                                http://www.movie-media.com.cn

Cinando or IMDB:                https://bit.ly/2WL8DT0

Telephone:                            +86 10 6202 0853 (China)

L.A. Office:                            Beverly Hills

Key Point:  CMMG not only produces films but handles investment, promotion as well as Chinese domestic distribution and marketing

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Huace Pictures

Chinese Name                     华策集团  Huá cè jítuán      

Business Activities:              Production                                                                

Representative Film:           Kung Fu YogaLong Day’s Journey Into Night              

Website:                                http://www.huacemedia.com/

Cinando or IMDB:                http://bit.ly/2L5RAZj

Telephone:                            626.808.6864                                                                                   

L.A. Office:                            Los Angeles

Key Point: Americans are waking up to how Korean films are a big deal. Parasite won Best Picture (among other awards) last year.  Huace already has a JV with South Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW). You can read about it here:  China’s Huace, South Korea’s NEW Launch Production Joint Venture

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iQiyi Motion Pictures

Chinese Name:                                爱奇艺世 Ài qí yì                   

Business Activities:                          Production, Distribution, Internet               

Representative Film/TV:                 Burning Ice (TV series),  Old Boy (TV series)                 

Website:                                            https://www.iqiyi.com/

Cinando or IMDB                             https://bit.ly/37TsqG6                                  

Telephone:                                        +86 021 6137 5271 (China)

Key Point: iQiyi formed a unique alliance with Elemeet – a crowdfunding platform to arrange art movie screenings.  iQiyi plans to co-launch a new distribution model with online-offline promotion and distribution support. You can read about it here: iQIYI Releases ‘Tough Out’ Under a New Distribution Model with Elemeet

Meridian

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Chinese Name                                 亚太未来影视有限Yàtài wèilái yǐngshì yǒuxiàn

Business Activities:                         Production, Distribution      

Representative Film:                       SkyfireA Prayer Before Dawn                 

Website:                                            meridianent.com.cn                         

Cinando:                                            https://bit.ly/3rwVj2D                                   

Telephone:                                        86 10 65125816  (China)

L.A. Office                                         San Marino   

Key Point: Can access great scripts. They partnered with the script hosting platform – The Black List. You can read about it in the Variety article here: The Black List Moves Into Movie Production With Meridian Entertainment

Starlight Culture Entertainment

Chinese Name                                 星光文化娛樂  Xīngguāng wénhuà yúlè  

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Business Activities:                          Production, Distribution, Investor                                      

Representative Film:                       MarshallCrazy Rich Asians                                  

Website:                                            http://www.starlightcul.com.hk/en                                     

Cinando or IMDB:                            https://bit.ly/34TT3c8                                               

Telephone:                                        424-288-4630                                              

L.A. Office:                                        Beverly Hills

Key Point:     Starlight is big on diversity as reported in The Hollywood Reporter article: Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Heads Break Down Their Global-Content-Minded Partnership They are big on “Globalized Collaboration”. 

Wanda Media

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Chinese Name                                 万达影视传媒  Wàndá yǐngshì chuánméi            

Business Activities:                          Production, Sales, Distribution                  

Representative Film:                       Detective China Town IIIThe Crossing  

Website:                                            http://www.wandamedia.cn            

Cinando or IMDB:                            https://bit.ly/3prdTaz                      

Telephone:                                        +86 010-58205599 (China)

L.A. Office:                                        Los Angeles

Key Point:   They were early adopters of marketing techniques such as “Targeting” and “Positioning” their films to certain audiences. You can read about it here: CEO of Wanda Media Deliver Insights on the Latest Trend in China’s Film Industry

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Wavelets Entertainment

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Business Activities:                         Production                            

Representative Film:                       Crate (Pre-production)                   

Website:                                            https://waveletsentertainment.com

Cinando or IMDB:                            https://imdb.to/37ZFCZY

Telephone:                                        310.940.9590                                              

L.A. Office:                                        Pasadena

Key Point: Wavelets is backed by China’s Youku Tudou (part of Alibaba Group) and Media Asia Group. They are keen to source American writers and scripts that are relevant to Chinese audiences.

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