Time: 14:30-16:40, April 17th, 2019
Location: Beijing Palace, Beijing Hotel
Host: Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Film Festival
Organizer: Beijing International Film Festival Co., Ltd.
Yang Lan is a household name in China, as a leading broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and chairperson of Sun Media Group， Sun Future Art Education Foundation. She is the only person who represented Beijing twice for its successful Olympic biddings. She was named as Goodwill Ambassador for 2010 Shanghai Expo. She is a Global Ambassador and International Board Member for the Special Olympics Movement and the first Chinese UNICEF Ambassador, and the vice-chairman of China Charity Alliance. Ms. Yang was honored with many awards, including Columbia University SIPA’s “Global Leadership Award”, the “National Philanthropy Award”, “Women’s Achievement Award” by All-China Women's Federation, the Paley Center for Media and AOL’s “Makers” award. She is one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.
Head of Greater China & Vice President of Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association
William Feng is the Head of Greater China and Vice President of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific, where he works with Chinese government authorities and other stakeholders to improve market access and expanding the ability to promote and protect the commercial and creative interests of the MPA member companies as well as China’s screen communities.
Mr. Feng has a long career with more than 20 years working experience in government and Global Fortune 500 companies, and worked and studied in the United States for almost 10 years. Prior to joining MPA in 2008, he served in various roles and executive positions within companies and organizations including the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the Smithsonian Institution, Hill and Knowlton Public Relations Worldwide, Dell China, and the Viacom China / MTV China Network.
Through his academic pursuits, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master of Education degree from the George Washington University.
Dr. Gong Yu -- Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iQIYI
In 2017, Dr. Gong announced a grand mission for iQIYI to become “a Technology-based Entertainment Giant that Brings Fun and Joy to People and Their Families”, under which the company has been transforming from a streaming service provider to an entertainment empire with products and services across the whole spectrum of the entertainment industry.
Senior Vice President of Alibaba Pictures
President of Tao Piaopiao
Head of Youku Movies
Li Jie oversees the movie business of Alibaba’s digital media and entertainment business group. He oversees the marketing and promotion platforms, including Tao Piaopiao, Beacon, and the Jin Cheng Co-production Project at Alibaba Pictures. He leads Alibaba Pictures’ theater cooperation, partnerships and production of online movies, investment, and marketing and distribution business..
Li was the co-producer of Project Gutenberg, co-presenter of Duckweed and The Wandering Earth, distributor of Hello Mr Billionaire and presenter of Einstein and Einstein.
Previously, Li had multiple roles at Youku Tudou, including business development, strategic partnerships and investment.
Li graduated from Tianjin University, majoring in systems engineering. He received an executive MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School and a postgraduate diploma from Hong Kong University.
Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
James Wang (Wang Zhonglei), Co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, was born in 1970 and graduated from Beijing Youth Politics College. He established the company with his brother Dennis Wang (Wang Zhongjun) in 1994. From 1998, Mr. Wang started leading the film business of the company. Under his management, Huayi Brothers has produced hundreds of widely-known blockbusters, including many Chinese top-grossing movies. The total box office has surpassed 20 billion RMB. Huayi Brothers is always recognized as the Number One brand in Chinese film industry. Mr. Wang is widely honored as the Golden Movie Producer in China. In 2016, Mr. Wang was appointed as Vice Chairman and CEO of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation to oversee group operation and promote synergetic development of business units.
Mr. Wang has won many industry accolades, including the Distinguished Contribution to the Entertainment Industry Award in 2008, Core Leader of Creative Industries Award in 2008, EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, a placement on the Top 10 List of Marketing Professionals in China in 2013, the Best Influencer Award in 2015, the Best Movie Producer Award, the Most Respected Film People Award in 2016, the Leadership of the Industry Award by U.S.-China Film Summit, the Best Influencer in Radio, 500 Most Influential Business Leaders Shaping the Global Entertainment Industry in 2018 by Variety and one of the Top 10 Chinese Power Players in 2017 by Hollywood Report. In 2018, the Oscar-granting body, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Mr. Wang to join the executive branch.
Mr. Wang also serves as Vice Chairman of the China Television Drama Production Industry Association, Vice Chairman of the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association, Vice Chairman of the China Film Association Youth Film Board, and Chairman of Hengdian Film and Television Industry Association.
Ya Ning is currently Senior Vice President of iQIYI and President of iQIYI Pictures. He holds a PhD degree in film studies.
Mr. Ya worked as a program presenter and editor in Beijing TV station in 1993. He joined CCTV in 1995 to work as the program presenter, director and editor. In 2002, he joined the Program Center of SAPPRFT's Movie Channel, taking the roles from Deputy Director of the Program Department, Director of Chief Editor Office, Assistant to the Chief Editor and Deputy Director of the Program Center.
In June 2016, Mr. Ya joined in iQIYI and acted as the producer of The Summer Is Gone, which won many awards including Golden Horse Awards. Since then, he has taken a diversified strategy in film production and strived to make high-quality films with good commercial value.
Vice President and board member of Huayi Brothers Media Corp
General Manager of Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd
Chairman of the Board of HuaYingTianXia（Tianjin）Film Distribution Co., Ltd
Jerry Ye joined Dalian Wanda Group in 2002, and served as Wanda Cinema Line General Manager, board member of AMC Theaters, Vice President of Wanda Cultural Industries Group, and Chairman of the Board of WuZhou Film Distribution from 2002 to 2016. Since 2016, Jerry joined Huayi Brothers Media Corp, worked as Vice President and board member of Huayi Brothers Media Corp, and Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd General Manager. Produced Films included: Police Story 2013，Beijing Love Story, The Great Hypnotist, One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes, Running Man, A Hero or Not, Go Away Mr. Tumor, Goodbye Mr. Loser, Morin-The Lost Legend, Detective Chinatown, The Wasted Time, Dangal, The Youth, The Ex-File: The Return of The Exes, etc.