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UK China Creative Exchange 2019

The eleven Chinese executives are all selected from top broadcasters and production companies, and are all in positions which have either programming decision making responsibility or can influence and get access to TV commissioners in China.

The Chinese delegates want to gain a first-hand experience of UK TV production, and also to spend some quality time with UK production companies to build meaningful relationships and develop projects for the future. Pact believes that to build meaningful relationships, there needs to be a deeper level of understanding of each other’s cultures and working practices.

This Creative Exchange will provide UK producers with a range of opportunities, including:

- time to build strategic relationships and extend partnerships with Chinese broadcasters and production companies

- opportunity to discuss co-operation on specific projects with decision makers of China's top broadcasters and production companies

Register now for the chance to take part in this unique opportunity.

For queries, please e-mail yuan@pact.co.uk or call 020 3143 4374.

  • A brief introduction to the Chinese delegates:

CCTV Documentary International Media Co., Ltd
Xiangdong Li - General Manager

CCTV Documentary International Media Co., Ltd. (CDIMC) was established by China International Television Corporation and started its business in April 2015. CDIMC is a factual content provider committed to investment and development in the production, development, copyright sales and merchandising of documentaries. CDIMC acts as a documentary production arm of CCTV. It satisfies CCTV’s documentary production needs, while it also markets its products to other multi-media outlets and operates on a full supply chain.

In recent years, CDIMC has produced more than 20 excellent documentaries including Aerial China I, The Nation’s Greatest Treasures, China Reinvents Itself, China’s High Speed Railway, Su Dongpo, Chinese Capitan, Memory in West Fujian, and Back to the Forest. It also focused on the production of CCTV9’s key programmes such as Dream Road, A Bite of China III, China’s Mega Projects II -III, and Every Treasure Tells a Story.

Qian Zhong - Producer

Founded on 1st May 1958, CCTV is the national television station of the People's Republic of China, and a public institution at the vice-ministerial level. It is also a news and public opinion institution, as well as ideological and cultural front of China, with various functions like news dissemination, social education, cultural entertainment, information services and so on. Among these channels, CCTV-7 is a professional one that broadcasts agricultural programs. It is an important front in the work of agriculture, rural areas and farmers, reflects the aspirations of the people at the bottom and contributes to the construction and publicity of agriculture.

Newscenter, Shanghai Media Group
Zhou Quan - Deputy Editor in Chief

Shanghai Media Group or SMG is one of China’s largest media and cultural conglomerates, with the most complete portfolio of media and related businesses. SMG has 15 cable and satellite TV networks, 13 radio frequencies, 15 subscription-based digital pay TV channels, 8 newspapers and magazines and transmits signals via airwaves, cables, satellite and IPTV. On the content side, SMG is a leading powerhouse in China in the production of TV and films, animation and documentaries.

Zhou Quan, Executive series director, producer of Life Matters. He is the Deputy Chief Editor of Knew Center, SMG News, Shanghai Media Group. Life Matters was his first venture into the field of documentary. The series became an instant hit and subsequently one of the most well-known TV documentaries in China in 2016.

LIC China
Leland Ling - Chairman

LIC is the largest private documentary/factual production and syndication company in China. Founded in 1993, it has now established its giant force in TV production and distribution, advertising, publication and new media across the country. LIC operates TV time slots on several syndicated networks of more than 400 Chinese TV channels, with audience coverage of over one billion people. Its quality products cover history, military, human interest, natural history and reality shows, broadcasted on CCTV, BBC, ARTE, NDR, RAI, YLE, ABC, ATV, PTS and Nat Geo. LIC is the winner of hundreds of awards domestically and internationally.

Central News Records Film Group
Huang Wei - Chief Director & Executive Producer

The Central News Documentary Film Studio is a professional institution that produces  documentary films in China. It is direct subordinate to CCTV. As an influential film and television product production agencyCNDFS is committed to becoming an influential film and television cultural institution in China and abroad.

Huang Wei is a professional documentary director and producer in China. She has worked for CCTV for 18 years, during those years, she worked as journalist, director, editor-in-chief and senior producer. As one of the leading directors, she produced the hit documentary series The Rise of Nations, which was a huge sensation in China. In 2016, she resigned from CCTV and focused on making documentaries.

Beijing Yohou mutual entertainment culture communication co., Ltd
Ouyang Changlin - Chairman and Founder

Beijing Yohou mutual entertainment culture communication co., Ltd was founded in 2017 by Ouyang Changlin, a leading figure in the Chinese media industry and former President of Hunan Broadcasting Station, the company is the first domestic PGC creative production alliance. The company is composed of a high-quality independent creative research and development team, cross-border top experts, outstanding production teams with distinctive features, and super marketing. It accurately connects Alibaba's new retail platform and focuses on the innovative development and operation of commercial content products in the era of intelligent communication. The company will create advanced content production mode with alliance form, multivariate matrix, overall force and system advantage.

Weina Kong - Series Producer, Head of International Department

Based in Beijing, CICC (China International Communication Center) is an international media company. Founded in 1994, they are the longest-established co-production documentary company in China. Since 2003, together with international broadcasters, they have co-produced and broadcast over 350 hours of high quality factual programmes, showcasing the many faces of China. As a leading Chinese documentary company, they are proud to have worked with more than 50 partners including broadcasters and production houses from over 16 countries and have created outstanding documentary series that have been broadcast around the world and well-received by audiences, such as China From Above (National Geographic), How China Works (Discovery Channel), Chinese New Year - The Biggest Celebration On Earth (BBC) and View on China from Japanese Stars (BS Asahi), etc. In addition to co-funding high quality factual Specials and series about China, they also provide location and research support to international production teams, helping with access, permissions, and logistics on the ground - making them the perfect "one-stop shop" partner for your Chinese programme ideas.

Shanghai Animation Films Studio
Huaqiang Wang - V.P

The Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co., Ltd, also known as SAFS, founded in April 1957, is China’s oldest animation studio, boasting the country’s largest repository of animation as well as the most animation copyrights. Home to over 500 original animated pictures, including celebrated classics such as The Monkey King, it’s the most well known traditional animated feature in China, and the special Water-ink animated short Where is Mama, also the fairy tales of black cat animation series Mr. Black, and the very well known animated TV series Calabash Brothers and Pre-school animation Dear-Tutu. The Studio specialises in 2D animation, but also 3D animation, Water-ink, stop-motion and cutout animation.

Beijing Television Station
Xu Qian - Editor

BTV Documentary Channel is a Chinese documentary channel at national level. It is the first professional documentary channel that broadcasts with HD format and 5.1 surround sound in regular timeslots. As one of BTV’s 11 primary channels, it has covered all major cities over China. They air 5.5-hours of premiere content on a daily basis, with a rolling broadcast wheel of 24 hours every day. Now, to prepare for the Beijing Winter Olympic in 2022, the main focus of their channel has turned to sports, especially ice & snow sports and competitive sports.

Atom Media
Huang Lei - TV Producer

Atom Media, China's leading TV production company, was founded by the famous producer Yu Hangying. Their experienced team has produced a list of high-quality programmes, including reality-variety show Running Man 1&2, outdoor reality show 24 Hours and Back to Youth, factual entertainment show Daddy is Back, shiny floor Dream of China, talk show Go Wardrobe and game show The Game of Superheroes.

Zhu Xianliang - Senior Consultant

Bilibili, founded in 2009, is currently the largest online video platform among the youth in China. Every day, more than 30 million people are watching videos on the Bilibili website. The average age of users in Bilibili is 17; about 75% users are under age 24. Users can share their feelings about the video via Danmaku. This interactive way helps the youth to find and support their favorite entertainment, and it has created a unique culture as well as a new life style in China. In recent years, contents of the videos have developed from single ACG (Animation, Comic, and Game) theme of early years to rich themes including technology, fashion and entertainment, to meet young people’s multiple needs. Now, Bilibili has completely integrated into young people’s spiritual life in China.

They have two projects that we hope to work with UK companies on, one is Barbecue Life and the other is History of Those Things. Barbecue Life is a documentary that takes barbecue as the starting point and records the stories of people, showing the most sincere feelings between ordinary people. History of Those Things is an innovative and avant-garde documentary, presenting real history in a new way, historical stories are told through real interpretation, including tribute to the film, rap, entertainment and other modes of integration.

Zhu XianLiang is a documentary film director, the Vice Chairman of Documentary Television Academic Committee of China Television Artists Association, the Vice president of China Cinema and Television Arts Association and a guest professor at East China Normal University. Zhu once worked as the chief editor for the Documentary Channel of Shanghai Television Station and the art director for the Documentary Channel of Beijing TV station. He currently is the senior advisor of Bilibili Documentary. He was appointed as a jury member for professional awards such as China TV Golden Eagle Award, China Documentary Academic Award, the Magnolia Award of Shanghai TV Festival, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, etc.




Register now for the chance to take part in this unique opportunity.

The deadline for registration is Thursday 31st January 2019.
For queries, please e-mail yuan@pact.co.uk or call 020 3143 4374.