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On February 27, Oscar winner and world famous film special effects master Richard Taylor led members of the special effects company he founded, New Zealand Weta Digital, to Wuxi to inspect Wuxi Studios and discuss cooperation. Mayor Huang Qin met with Richard Taylor and Wang Bing, Director and Vice President of Hengxin Shambala. Zhang Mingkang, Secretary General of Wuxi Municipal Government, attended the meeting.
Huang Qin welcomed the arrival of New Zealand guests and briefly introduced the economic and social development of Wuxi. He said that Wuxi has attached great importance to the development of cultural industry in recent years. In particular, Wuxi Studios has a strong development momentum. Last year, Wuxi Studios produced more than 100 films and gathered more than 400 enterprises. It's functions cover many fields such as film and television technology shooting, post-production, technology research and development, film and television finance, and film and television technology experience. It have become a well-known technology shooting and post-production bases in the industry. At present, Wuxi is vigorously supporting the accelerated development of cultural industries such as Digital cinema and promoting the expansion of international cooperation in Wuxi Studios. In the process, Wuxi welcomes excellent cultural enterprises such as Weta Digital and Hengxin Shambala to promote the Chinese story with an international perspective and promote more excellent film and television works to go on screens at home and abroad. Richard Taylor said that he is very optimistic about China's film production market, especially since Weta Digital also participated in the production of Wandering Earth, and he is very proud of the popularity of the film. Although it was his first visit to Wuxi, he was impressed by the pleasant scenery there. Richard Taylor said that Weta Digital is now expanding its business in children's animation, experience venues and other entertainment projects, and hopes to find new opportunities and expand new cooperation projects in Wuxi.