DACOR: Hollywood Made in China: What is at Stake?
The Chinese market is poised to become the largest theatrical box office in the world. But China currently allows only a limited number of films from around the world to be imported per year. In order to circumvent China's film import quota and access the world's largest potential film market, Hollywood studios have begun engaging in a range of collaborative ventures to access audiences in the Middle Kingdom. This talk will demonstrate how the growth of China's media market is transforming Hollywood from the inside out. Ms. Aynne Kokas' research broadly examines Sino-U.S. media and technology relations. Her book, Hollywood Made in China, argues that Chinese investment and regulations have fundamentally altered the landscape of the U.S. commercial media industry. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.