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Liangjiang New Area: Build An Inland Highland for Film and Television Production

By TRUMAN PENGICHONGQING|May 28,2021

Chongqing – The 2021 Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Film and Television Industry Summit Forum was held at the Liangjiang Genting Grand Hotel on May 16, with elite leaders, industry experts, and scholars from all over the country gathered in Liangjiang New District to discuss the development plan of Chongqing’s film and television industry, and make suggestions for Chongqing to build a new highland of China’s film and television industry.

The forum invited more than 100 guests from well-known domestic and foreign film and television institutions, distribution companies, production teams, and capital investment banks to participate in the film and television industry roundtable forum, focusing on the creation of a new highland in China’s film and television industry, the innovation and trend of film and television production technology, and the film and television industry.

The opening ceremony of the Liangjiang Film and Television Industry Summit Forum. (iChongqing/Truman PENG)

“Chongqing is a treasure land for the filming and producing various genres of movies and televisions, with unlimited potential and charm. It has become the most influential film and television filming location and popular tourist destination in the country,” said Zhang Hongbin, deputy director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee and director of the Chongqing Municipal Film Bureau, in his opening speech.

The 14th Five-Year Plan of Chongqing clearly states that the film and television industry should be regarded as a priority industry for the development of cultural industries. Therefore “the dream of the city of light and shadow to build itself into a film and television industry base, to strengthen the production of film and television content, and to tell the moving story of Chongqing” should be supported by all parties, Zhang added.

A speaker introduces the coming film and television projects that are based in Liangjiang New Area. (iChongqing/Truman PENG)

Liu Xiaonian, deputy director and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the Chongqing Culture and Tourism Development Commission, echoed Zhang’s calling in his speech, saying that the continuous emergence of high-quality film and television products produced in Chongqing demonstrates the vigorous vitality of the integrated development of Chongqing’s film and television industry.

“Chongqing has achieved a double harvest of economic and social benefits in recent years,” Liu said.

In response to the city government’s calling to “strengthen the main business and cultivate new economic growth points,” Chongqing Publishing Group established Chongqing Yichuan Film and Television Company to carry out IP development and operation, film and television investment and production, and film and television services related to cultural tourism, said Li Bin, general manager and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Chongqing Publishing Group and chairman of the Chongqing Copyright Association.

More than 100 industry leaders, experts, and scholars were invited to the forum. (iChongqing/Truman PENG)

Lin further recommended making full use of the Group’s advantages as a high-quality content producer to open up the industrial chain, connect upstream and downstream, and help develop Chongqing’s film and television industry.

Zhang Li, a member of the Party Working Committee of Liangjiang New Area, also said that the film and television industry is an important part of the cultural industry and information industry and has become a new economic growth point and an important industry driving regional development.

In recent years, Liangjiang New Area has dug deep into the cultural connotation of the city and vigorously promoted the development of cultural undertakings and cultural industries.

Tencent Penguin Pictures and relevant companies sign a strategic partnership agreement. (iChongqing/Truman PENG)

“In the future, Liangjiang New Area will take the vigorous development of the film and television industry as an important starting point to promote the growth of the cultural industry and the prosperity of cultural undertakings, continue to expand and strengthen the film and television industry, and strive to allow more film and television talents to gather in the area,” Zhang said.

During the forum, Tencent Penguin Pictures, Chongqing Publishing Group, Blue White Red Pictures, Guangdong Huaxia Television, Jinhua Wudao Nanlai Pictures, and Chongqing Annual Vision Film and Television Culture Co., Ltd. signed a film and television strategic cooperation agreement.

At present, Liangjiang New Area is accelerating the construction of Liangjiang Internet film and television industry clusters and film and television performing arts function belts, making Liangjiang New Area the first place for original content works, the premiere of the excellent film works, and the premiere of heavyweight performances.

Guests sign their names on the reception billboard outside the venue. (iChongqing/Truman PENG)

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