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GEIS 2018

Global Entertainment Industry Summit (GEIS) is aiming to build leadership skills among the next generation in entertainment by offering a worldwide platform to exchange innovative ideas and adopt the newest forms of technology in order to bring the world closer together.

United States | China

GEIS 2018 will focus on the communication and collaboration between China and the United States, as both countries are two largest entertainment and media economies in the world. Between China and the U.S., research endeavor is trying to understand the actual needs and cultural ways of the other audience has been limited. Therefore, the theme of GEIS 2018 will revolve about the idea of bridging the gap, by bringing the culture face to face through two different panels: TV Series and Film, aligning with workshops and film screenings.

Area of Focus

TV Series, Film

Slogan

All Around US

Positioning

Global Vision, Academic Communications, Cross-cultural Bridge, Technological Innovation

PANELISTS

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Michael Lebensfeld

Ingenuity Studio

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James Chen

Actor

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Cung Le

Actor, Producer, Director

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Tou U

Huace Media

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Catherine Ling

Hope Century Motion Pictures

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Justin Nemeth

Moderator

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Howard Rosenman

Call Me By Your Name

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Nick Yang

Hunan TV/Tik Films

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Godfrey Gao

Actor

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Dylan Marchetti

Well Go Entertainment

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Jim Alexander

Rotten Tomatoes

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Philip McGuire

Ingenuity Studio

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Yushan Chen

Director | Producer

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More to Be Announced

AGENDA

Registration and Information Desk Open

Pick up your badge and attendee bag. It’s time to get started!  

All Day

Red Carpet + Media Interview

Commercial Video Display on site

30mins

Opening Ceremony: Welcome and Introduction to the Summit

ALL AROUND US GEIS 2018 brings together leading executives in the entertainment industry to explore the future of collaboration between Chinese and American entertainment industries. The summit host, the strategic sponsor, and other guests will deliver short remarks.

15mins

TV Series Panel I

Panelists:

  • Michael Lebensfeld, Managing Director from Ingenuity Studios
  • James Chen, Actor (The Walking Dead)
  • Cung Le, Actor (Into the Badlands) and Producer
  • Tou U, General Manager (USA) from Huace Media
  • Catherine Ling, Copyright Procurement Director from Beijing Hope Century Motion Pictures
  • Justin Nemeth, Moderator, NYU Cinema Studies & William Esper Studio Alumnus, Columbia MFA

90min

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

60mins

TV Series Panel II

Panelists:

  • Michael Lebensfeld, Managing Director from Ingenuity Studios
  • James Chen, Actor (The Walking Dead)
  • Cung Le, Actor (Into the Badlands) and Producer
  • Tou U, General Manager (USA) from Huace Media
  • Catherine Ling, Copyright Procurement Director from Beijing Hope Century Motion Pictures
  • Justin Nemeth, Moderator, NYU Cinema Studies & William Esper Studio Alumnus, Columbia MFA

60mins

TV Series Panel Q&A

Panelists:

  • Michael Lebensfeld, Managing Director from Ingenuity Studios
  • James Chen, Actor (The Walking Dead)
  • Cung Le, Actor (Into the Badlands) and Producer
  • Tou U, General Manager (USA) from Huace Media
  • Catherine Ling, Copyright Procurement Director from Beijing Hope Century Motion Pictures
  • Justin Nemeth, Moderator, NYU Cinema Studies & William Esper Studio Alumnus, Columbia MFA

30mins

Workshop

VFX: The Art of Collaboration presented by Ingenuity Studio (Michael Lebensfeld, Managing Director; Philip McGuire, Compositing Supervisor)

  • Get Out Post Production VFX company, Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragon Post Production Music Video Team

1hours

Film Screening & Discussion

Detective Chinatown 2 + Discussion with Director of Photography Jie Du

  • Chinese feature film produced and shot in New York City with box office sales exceeding 500 million USD in Mainland China
 

3hours10mins

Doors Open

 

All Day

Film Panel I

Panelists:

  • Howard Rosenman, Producer of Call Me by Your Name
  • Nick Yang, EVP from Hunan TV/Tik Films (financing partner of Lionsgate film department including La La Land)
  • Godfrey Gao, Actor (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
  • Dylan Marchetti, SVP of Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution from Well Go Entertainment
  • Jim Alexander, Moderator, Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic

90mins

Short Break

15mins

Film Panel II

Panelists:

  • Howard Rosenman, Producer of Call Me by Your Name
  • Nick Yang, EVP from Hunan TV/Tik Films (financing partner of Lionsgate film department including La La Land)
  • Godfrey Gao, Actor (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
  • Dylan Marchetti, SVP of Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution from Well Go Entertainment
  • Jim Alexander, Moderator, Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic

90mins

Film Panel Q&A

Panelists:

  • Howard Rosenman, Producer of Call Me by Your Name
  • Nick Yang, EVP from Hunan TV/Tik Films (financing partner of Lionsgate film department including La La Land)
  • Godfrey Gao, Actor (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
  • Dylan Marchetti, SVP of Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution from Well Go Entertainment
  • Jim Alexander, Moderator, Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic

30mins

Lunch Break

45mins

Film Screening + Discussion

Our Times + Discussion with Director Frankie Chen

  • Box office sales exceeded 30 Million USD 10 days after release in Mainland China

3hours

Cocktail Reception + Closing Ceremory

2.5hours

Topics

  • What are Chinese or American investors looking for in a project? What new trends/developments in the film industry are worth taking risks on financially?

  • How do you bridge the gap between American and Chinese filmmakers? How do you manage culture differences between American and Chinese filmmaking? Do cultural differences matter during the art of storytelling and production?

  • How do content preferences vary between Chinese and American viewers? What global content can you create to adapt to different markets? How can you still be a good storyteller while speaking to two different cultures?

  • How have new streaming platforms changed the landscape of viewership in the United States and China?

 

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Manhattan Center

Manhattan Center

305 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

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