2016 UMFF Work with China funded Film panel

Universe Multicultural Film Festival--2016
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 2016 UMFF " Work with China Funded Films" Panel 

China has a huge boost to the production and success of domestic films. China's film revenues have grown by 25% a year for the past 10 years. Chinese Film Projects are looking for Western filmmakers participate in their movies. A window of opportunity has opened for the Western directors, screenwriters, Scrip doctors, cinema photographers, musical composters, Animators, actors, etc. Come to meet the delegations of Chinese investors, producers, directors, and find out the pitfalls, common misunderstandings, and industry myths for working with the Chinese films. The panelists will attempt to address these issues during the discussion.
Pre-sign up ( click here to download Sign up form) is strongly recommended. For actors, please bring your headshots and CV with you for possibility of onsite audition.

Time: 1:30-3:00PM; April 2, 2016
Location: 735 Silver Spur Road; Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274; Admission by Panel Pass

The Panel Speakers are:


Zhaowei Zhu; Director; CEO
Mr.Zhu is a famous film director in China, Member of China Film Association & China Film Directors Association. Former General Manager of Henan Film Group Production Company, CEO of China Guochui Pictures Co. Mr.Zhu is specialized in Musical films, has been involved 14 musical films ( as director, 9 films; as producer or site manager, 5 of them). Every film brings him awards. Such as Hua Bai Award, Golden Rooster Award, two times Best Musical Films winners at International Family Film Festival ( Los Angeles), the Best Musical Film award of 2013 Universe Multicultural Film Festival.

  Xierzati Yahrfu, Director
Mr. Xierzati Yahrfu graduated from Beijing Film Institute at 1985, start work as artist for Tian Shan Film Studio, then he become a director for this well named film studio. He is the leading and creator of Western Warm Style of directing method, also specified in folk topics. Film “ Mai-Mai-Ti’s 2008” won best children film and best new director award of the 27th golden rooster award; Film “ Love Song of Tulufan “ was in the Festival de Cannes; also won the Five number one awards. Film “Under the Sky of Urumqi” and “ Fresh Flower” bring the Western Warm Style in to a art form in China; “Meet in Pyongyong “ won award in Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
Stephen Aristei; Manager, Music Supervisor, Producer, Publisher, Talent Scout
Mr. Aristei is the General Manager of Warner Bros. Music. He is a “Film Music Liaison” to stimulate cooperation between the film and the music companies. He has selected and licensing, as well as the promotion for over 50 major motion picture scores and soundtracks; and the international/territorial release of over thirty-five soundtrack albums. He has managed gold and platinum songwriters ( Richard and Donald Addrisi, Jimmy Petrick, Frankie Sullivan, Emit Rhodes), recording artists (Addrisi Bros. Steve March, Survivor, Biloxi, Cliff Wagner’s Ol # 7), artist managers (Rick Marcelli, Larry Marks) , record producers (Charlie Calello, Keith Olsen). Produced over 200 concerts and special events, financed and “four-walled” films, and represented the music artists and writers as: America, The Addrisi Bros., Ashford & Simpson, The Band, The Bee Gees, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doobie Bros., Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Firefall, Foreigner, The Four Seasons, Michael Franks, George & Ira Gershwin, Sammy Hager, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Van McCoy, Van Morrison, Cole Porter, The Pretenders, Jim Petrick, Frankie Sullivan, Billy Sherrill, Sylvester Stewart (Sly & The Family Stone), Glen Sutton, Allen Toussaint, Harry Warren, Jimmy Webb, Norman Whitfield, Norro Wilson, Yes and The Zombies.
XueBian Jing; Actress, Opera signer, Planner
Ms.Jing is famous Pu Opera singer, the first rank national actor. She is the winners of “Cultural Performing Prize”, “Plum Blossom Award”; top ten leading talents of Shanxi province; State-level intangible cultural heritage successors; member of national performing arts acceptance Committee, and the 27th China drama plum blossom award jury. Her musical film “ Village Mother” is the first Pu Opera movie and she is the lead actress and the planner.
Jun Li , Producer, investor
Mr. Jun Li, is the board member of Shanxi Province Film Association. General manager of Beijing Sheng Tang Times Culture Development Co.. His was a journalist at Yuncheng daily news, then working in film industry since 1998 to the present. During the 18 years, he has produced 20 films and 110 TV episodes. His film “Meet In Pyong Yang “ won the audience award of 14th Guanzhou international film festival ( Koera); the Special contribution award of the 3rd Seoul Guro International Kid Film Festival ( Koera) ; the 36th Monterrey International Film Festival Special selection (Canada). Film “ lost the only son” won the best actor, best support actor awards of the 30th Golden Rooster awards. Three films ( “ Life is bigger than sky”; “ Golden Class Head”; “ Pain” ) won national “ Five over One award”.

Ms. Hong Li; Director
Ms. Li is the vice chairwoman of China Children Film Association, has been in the film industry for almost 30 years. She is the only one female director trained by Yimou Zhang, and her focus are on children films, have been directed 10+ well known films, won “ Hua Biao award”, “ Golden Roster Award”; “ Five One award”, “Chinese cultural award”. Her films were at Caro International Children film festival; Berlins Film Festival; International family film festival; San Diego International Kids Film Festival.

E Yonglin ( stage name : E Bu Shi); Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Mr. E Yonglin is an famous movie star in China. He won the best actor of Beautiful Horse Award, and Golden Phoenix Award of China Performer association. He has been know through film “ Mei Da Ge Lin”; “ Qing Zhang Line” “ The last Saman”; “ The Saddle”; “ Super Taifeng”; “ Jia Wu Sea War”; Also from TV “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”; “ Emperor Zhu” ; “ Blood Monument “ ; “ The East Fish King”; “ Spring and Autumn”; “ Sky Wolf”; “ Northern Man”. He is a member of China film association, CEO of Golden Net TV & Film Studio.

Guohua Zhao; Director
Mr.Zhao is a first rank film director in China, vice general manager of Inner Mongolian Film Studio. Mongolian, Graduated from Beijing Film Institute at 1985, start to direct film, TV at 1992. He has been directors for 13 films, and 150 more TV Episodes. His film “ Green Dream” won the best film of “ Beautiful Horse Award”. His TV series “Black Sister In Law” won the Flying Angels award of the 20th China TV Awards.


Lanyu Peng, Producer, Studio CEO
Mr. Peng is the CEO of Yunan Old Town Thousand Countries Travel Culture TV & Film Company. He was the best producer for Chang Chun Film Group, former General Manager of the Chang Chun Film Studio. Former General Manager of Beijing Eastern TV & Film Company. He was the producer of feature film “ The citizen is the sky” “ the record of the dawn”; Producer and planner of documentary film “ the past glory “ and 30 episode TV “ Touch the history”. His new film “ Love Song of Huayao Thai” will screen at 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Stanley Stephen Huntsman; Producer/Director 
Mr. Huntsman has been involved in event and all forms media productions for as long as he can remember. Hailing from Austin Texas's late '80's Independent film scene to present day's Hollywood's American Cinematheque to Sundance, Stephen's been deeply involved in the festival circuit from the beginning of the digital age and modern independent film transitions. With industry positions ranging from Beverly Hills talent agent to Hosting awards shows to "guy with the truck", he's been around the block to say the least. Stephen is now acting as Co founder-producer/director of FaceXLFirm.com. A production-marketing outfit and Producer-co-Founder of Sky & Earth Media, focused on China-US co-productions. A health/wellness & yoga fanatic, he has been calling Santa Monica home for ages while spending more and more time in China... leaving behind HRH Princess Micro Kitty, his feline roommate, to both's despair.
  Xiaoyun Wu, Producer, Investor
Ms. Wu is a famous and successful attorney. She is also into the films and TV, hold a position as the Art director of Shenzhen Nine Tones Art Exchange Center; General Manager of Shenzhen Jiale Brother Media Co. As producer, she was the Vice executive producer of film “Hmong Kids”, general producer of musical film “ Glad” which she is also play the role of the main characters’ mom. Film “ Glad” won best children film award of 2016 BIFF-Ensenada ( Mexico)
  Pengcuo DuoJi: Director, cinema photographer, screenwriter
Mr. Pengcuo DuoJi is a full skill and talented filmmaker, he can mastermind as director, cinema photographer, and screenwriter. His photography arts won over 100 awards from domestic and international, his name is in the dictionary of “China Photographer Masters”. He had worked in professional hiking team for many years, has strong respect for the mountains, then he wrote many screenplays related with the Hiking subjects. “Gongga Mountain” is the film he dedicated to the Hiking sports people. Beside this film, his screenplay “Horizon Faraway” will also in the 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival
Yuan Wei; CEO of Production Co.
Ms. Wei Yuan is the CEO of Gansu Huishi Movie & TV Cultural Development Co. She graduated from Gansu North Western Normal University, majored in travel management. Her passion is in film and movie art. Then she established her film production company and have made film “ Let us break up”; “ The Summer of YaYa”; “Romantic Autumn”.
  Wei Miao, Director, Producer
Mr.Miao is a TV and Film director, producer and registered high rank planner, talent agent. He is the CEO of “ Hubai Chinese language Media Co. He has direct and produces films and TV series since 2005, up to today, has made 10 films, 78 episode TV series. He represent feature film “Love Beyond Eternity” and two shorts “Dedicated To Qiu Tong” “ Love Greeting” at the 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival