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On May 20, with the theme of “future development of digital film and television in 5G era”, the 4th Jiangsu · China Tai Lake Film & Culture Industry Investment Summit & Tai Lake Film Week was launched at Wuxi Studios. Domestic senior managers of film and television enterprises, elites and experts in the film and television industry gathered in Wuxi to discuss the development of the Chinese film industry. Huang Qin, Secretary of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, Jiao Jianjun, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Publicity Department of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee, Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Press and Publication and Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Films, Miao Zhihong, Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Radio and Television, Shui Jiayue, Secretary of the Leading Party Members Group of the Jiangsu Provincial Federation of Literature and Art, and Xu Ning, General Manager of the Jiangsu Provincial Cultural Investment Management Group, jointly launched the summit. Mr. Jiao Jianjun and Wang Jian’er, President of Shanghai Film Group, made keynote speeches. Yuan Fei, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee and Director of the Department of Publicity of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, delivered a welcoming address. Zhou Changqing, Deputy Mayor of Wuxi, presided over the opening ceremony.
At the summit, three major digital innovation platforms cooperatively built by Wuxi Studios, namely the "Film +" New Entertainment and New Consumption Sharing and Empowering Platform, the Huawei (Wuxi) Digital Film and Television Innovation Center and the "People's Entertainment and Cultural Innovation" New Infrastructure Alliance Platform, were launched to help the film and television industry make full use of 5G, big data, cloud computing to build a digital film and television industry chain system. Therefore, they would provide domestic leading industry chain services for digital technology filming and production, digital film and television IP development and film derivative industry development. Shengqu Entertainment Fund, Grand Canal Film and Television Industry Fund, Xiayi Culture Fund and Huawen Film and Television Literature Evaluation and Transformation Fund have signed contracts to inject financial support into the development of the film and television industry. The Wuxi Studios and Nanjing University of the Arts jointly built a "Practice Base of Art Innovation and Entrepreneurship for College Students" to train professionals.
In recent years, Wuxi Studios has always strove to play a leading role in the film industry. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Wuxi Studios has launched pragmatic measures such as film and television agency, corporate rent reduction and film crew cost reduction to overcome temporary difficulties. From January to April in 2020, it attracted 75 enterprises with advantages in film, television and digital culture to achieve growth against the trend. During the summit, many round-table dialogues, industry forums and roadshow releases of key film and television projects were held around the future of film and television development, film and television innovation and talent cultivation, digital entertainment investment and film technology innovation in the 5G era. Famous filmmakers, directors, actors, cultural investment funds and representatives of listed companies participated in the events. (Photo/Wuxi Daily)