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The China-Hollywood Greenlight
20 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
036: Acting in China - Pros & Cons
Davy Williams – an American actor, writer and producer talks about the difference between acting in Hollywood and China. He also gives advice on getting steady work and the challenge of Chinese distribution. Go to the episode page to read my 3 key points and 3 takeaways. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 36 Actor, Writer, Producer Davy Williams 大洋 Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: The China List – where Hollywood and China meet Facebook: The China List Facebook page Twitter: @chnlist LinkedIn: Caryn McCann's LinkedIn profile Articles/ Blogs mentioned in the podcast Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts? 4 Ways to Beat the Chinese Censors Guest: Davy Williams 大洋 Website: Movie website: Chinese Speaking Vampires IMDB: Davy Williams' IMDB page Instagram: Instagram: Chinese Speaking Vampires movie Facebook: Facebook
51 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
035: Tips on Writing for a Chinese Audience
Marc Handler is a screenwriter, producer and international consultant with American and Chinese studio experience. He reveals how having a Chinese writing partner enables him to get hired in China. He also discusses China bashing, China’s talent management problem and possible solutions. For a list of my three key points and three takeaways go to https://chinahollywoodgreenlight.com and look for podcast #35. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 035 Marc Handler: Screenwriter, Producer and Int’l Consultant Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: The China List: https://chnlist.com/ Where Hollywood and China meet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheChinaList Twitter: @chnlist LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caryn-mccann-5718058/ Guest: Marc Handler LinkedIn: Marc Handler https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-handler-2482524/ WeChat: marchandler Website: https://marchandler.com Best restaurant in Beijing according to Marc: Blossom Vegetarian, No.144 Dongshimen Inner Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China +86 10 6401 2228 东城区东直门内大街144号
47 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
034: Game Writing In China
Game Writer Jordan Defazio talks about the opportunity for westerners in the China market. He discusses the freedom game writing offers over screenwriting. He also shares that foreigners don't need to move to China to get a job with a Chinese game maker. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode #34 Jordan DeFazio - Game Writer and Screenwriter Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: The China List - where Hollywood and China meet https://chnlist.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheChinaList Twitter: @chnlist LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2H1sMLn The article mentioned: Why Screenwriters Should Embrace The Heroine's Journey https://bit.ly/3heF0nT Guest: Jordan DeFazio Website: www.jordandefazio.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-defazio-493328168/
47 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
033: Action Star - Made In Hong Kong
Chris Collins is an American action actor and action director based in Hong Kong. He talks about his unexpected lucky break of being discovered by a Hong Kong studio. He discusses the difference between Hollywood and Chinese financing. He advises on what it takes to get hired in Chinese films. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 33 Chris Collins, Actor / Action Director Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: The China List – where Hollywood and China meet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheChinaList Twitter: @chnlist LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caryn-mccann-5718058/ Guest: Chris Collins Website: http://www.chriscollinsaction.com/en/wingtsun Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriscollinsaction/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisCollinsACTION/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4EMDTz7rY4VTlceXzm9xA Sun Entertainment Culture: suneg.com
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
032: Is AI the Solution to Finding Good Scripts?
Producer and Distribution Exec David L. Suarez talks about the challenge of finding good scripts. He offers advice on how to find Chinese partners. Due to the pandemic, he predicts distributors will face an overcrowded marketplace for the next three years. But he has a strategy to beat the market and expand in China. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 032 David L. Suarez Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: Podcasts: Facebook: Twitter: @chnlist LinkedIn: The China List membership website – where Hollywood and China meet Book mentioned: Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices by Scott Kirkpatrick Film Courage YouTube interview with author Universal Themes found in literature article Guest: David L. Suarez, Distribution Executive, Producer IMDB: https://imdb.to/3fUzMxe Company Website: Ytinifni Pictures ytinifnipictures.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidlsuarez/?hl=en David’s Book - Forever Twilight in New York: https://www.forevertwilightinnewyork.com
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
031: Controversial Filmmaker Attracts Awards & Death Threats
Controversial filmmaker Chris D. Nebe’s documentaries have won awards and attracted death threats. His pro-China views on geopolitics has won him fans and enemies. He talks about the power of the Chinese internet, making documentaries in China and producing films that crossover to both Hollywood and China. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 31 Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann Website: https://chnlist.com/ Podcasts: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHGreenLight/ Twitter: @CHGreenLight LinkedIn: Blogs mentioned in the show: How To Make A Chinese Hit 7 Ways to Bulletproof Your Script For China How To Sell Your Web Series To China GUEST: Chris Nebe Company website: Monarex Hollywood: IMDB:
41 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
030: Why You Should Avoid Back of a Napkin Agreements
American lawyer and China media expert, Jesse Weiner gives advice on how to protect your IP in China, what you need to attract a Chinese financier, and hope for a reset of US-China relations. Jesse Weiner Co-Managing Partner, Head of Entertainment & Media Practice at YK Law https://www.yklaw.us talks about the danger of slapdash deals, the power (or lack of) US copyright in China, how to copyright your IP in China, and what you need to attract a Chinese financier. THE CHINA LIST And writers, make sure you take advantage of our free trial on The China List. This is a membership website to connect writers, producers, talent reps, and financiers in Hollywood and China. Additionally, producers, talent reps and financiers – find great material and writers before your competition by signing up to The China List. Show Notes China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 30 Jesse Weiner Co-Managing Partner, Head of Entertainment & Media Practice Host: Caryn McCann Website: http://www.chnlist.com Podcasts: https://chinahollywoodgreenlight.com/podcasts-2/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheChinaList Twitter: @CHGreenLight LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2H1sMLn Blog mentioned: 4 Ways to Beat the Chinese Censors https://wp.me/p8U8pg-5j Guest: Jesse Weiner Co-Managing Partner, Head of Entertainment & Media Practice Company: YK Law https://www.yklaw.us The case mentioned during interview: Taiwan novelist wins plagiarism case against mainland scriptwriter
36 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
029: Writing for China & Hollywood
Todays' guest - Chen Xu has worked for both Hollywood and Chinese studios. He gives advice on dealing with getting notes. He highlights how China and Hollywood's script development process is different. He also shares insight on the success of American comedies that have adapted by foreign TV companies and have found huge success.
46 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
028: Repairing Relations Between Hollywood & China
L.A. based Chinese Film Executive Ms. Sammie Hao (郝思文) discusses repairing relations between Hollywood and China, the fallout of bad Chinese money in Hollywood, and what will be in demand next year.
41 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
027: Chinese Studios Adopting Hollywood Standards
Justin K. Muller is the Managing Director of the International Development Division - Studio Operations for Xiangshan Global Studios. He talks about bring Chinese studios up to Hollywood standards. Justin explains how infrastructure, not art will revolutionize the Chinese film and TV landscape. He shares details on his multi-studio platform which is a one-stop solution for producers looking to film in China.
50 minutes | May 9, 2020
026: Dealing with disasters in Chinese film
Alan Noel Vega is a producer / stunt action director. We talk about the effect of Covid-19 on the film industry, the advantages of working with smaller players and what to do when shooting a film, your prop guy gets arrested for bank robbery. Noel’s company, AMG Films, is a registered official China co-production entity. He shares his insight on the difference between Chinese and American producers’ way of doing business, the importance of knowing your audience and why a great script is never enough to get a green light.
41 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
025: China Is Starving For Good Projects
Today’s guest is China-based producer / production manager Natacha Devillers. She talks about the challenges of producing her own projects in China today. She reveals the challenge of expensive Chinese writers and China’s financing dilemma. Natacha has been in China for over 15 years. She’s seen the film industry rise and fall and is confident it will rise again. After the 2018 Fan Bing Bing tax evasion scandal – Chinese financing took a nose dive. How does she attract Chinese financiers now? By making her projects a win-win endeavor. Because she is so experienced in the China market – she can also bridge the gap between the Western and Chinese film crew mind set.
40 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
024: Screenwriters: How to Protect Your IP in China
China based screenwriter Joey Wang discusses protecting your IP in China and the challenge of dealing with budget manipulating producers.
31 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
023: Dealing With Censorship, Ageism & Climate Change in China
Today’s guest is China-based producer Sally Yeh. We talk about the US / China divide – the effects of the current trade war on the film industry. Sally also discusses how she deals with censorship, ageism and climate change in China. She also shares her thoughts on what the Chinese studios are looking for.
18 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
022: (中文) U.S. Studio co-pro partners - who should you target?
这是我的第一个中文播客。 在今天的播客中，我将谈谈中国制片人和编剧为他们下一次的合作应该瞄准的美国电影公司。 我会提到这家美国电影公司在中国的历史，他们的中国合作伙伴，以及他们的独特之处。 This is my first Chinese podcast. In today’s podcast I will talk about American studios that Chinese producers and writers should target for their next co-production.
37 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
021: The Chinese Mindset Dilemma
Today's guest is John McKay, CEO of New Zealand production and post production house - POW Studios. He shares his insights on the culture clash between Western (linear) versus Chinese (circular) thinking. He discusses how he deals with the challenge of getting money out of China. Although He feels contract jurisdiction outside of China doesn't work, he tells how he stays one step ahead of contract disputes. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 21 John McKay, CEO of POW Studios Show Notes Host: Caryn McCann www.Chinahollywoodgreenlight.com https://chinahollywoodgreenlight.com/podcasts-2/ https://www.facebook.com/CHGreenLight/ @KungFuRockChick www.linkedin.com/caryn-mccann GUEST: John McKay Website: https://powpost.co.nz Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/powstudiosnz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powstudios/ Vimeo: https://vimeopro.com/powpost/powshowreels
40 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
020: Unexpected Sources to Find Your Next Gig
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... The post 020: Unexpected Sources to Find Your Next Gig appeared first on The China-Hollywood Greenlight.
43 minutes | Oct 20, 2018
019: China’s Untapped Heritage Stories – Can Hollywood Get in on the Act?
VR Creator Carol Liu feels China hasn’t yet tapped its unmined heritage stories. But can the East and West collaborate to make Chinese IP appeal to a worldwide audience? Carol talks about how she created a VR series around a misrepresented historical figure and gave... The post 019: China’s Untapped Heritage Stories – Can Hollywood Get in on the Act? appeared first on The China-Hollywood Greenlight.
43 minutes | Oct 13, 2018
018: Finding a Good Chinese Film Partner
Christine Lin of Topstar Media shares insights on having a good Chinese business partner and how you can connect with them. Today’s guest is Taiwanese film director, producer and marketer – Christine Lin of Topstar Media. Besides creating Film and TV, Topstar also does PR... The post 018: Finding a Good Chinese Film Partner appeared first on The China-Hollywood Greenlight.
30 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
017: The Best Screen Hero for China: Underdog or Superhero?
Jean Su of Broadvision Pictures describes how China is opening up to stories with fewer superheroes and more everyday heroes. She also offers a solution when Chinese investors ask for A-list talent that are impossible to attach. China Hollywood Greenlight Podcast – Episode 17 Jean... The post 017: The Best Screen Hero for China: Underdog or Superhero? appeared first on The China-Hollywood Greenlight.
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