Silicon Dragon Turns Up Lights and Action in Los Angeles: Conference Spotlights Hollywood-China Digital Entertainment Deal Makers and Innovators

Los Angeles (LA) and its digital entertainment center is emerging as a
beacon for Chinese cross-border investment and innovations.

Silicon Dragon, a media and events organization covering innovation and
investment hubs in Silicon Valleys around the world, is hosting a
well-timed program, “Digital Entertainment Meets China Meets Tech,”
on July 25th at the Pasadena Convention Center. The Silicon
Dragon Los Angeles program, now in its 4th year, explores the
city’s links to China as cross-border activities heighten. Alibaba,
Tencent and Bytedance are investing in emerging tech and entertainment
companies. As China looks west and Hollywood looks east, more Chinese
and US companies are collaborating on content, production and digital

Silicon Dragon’s LA program features a keynote chat with prominent
Hollywood producer Janet Yang who has deep roots in China through
investments from Tencent and Sequoia Capital and extensive credits that
include “The Joy Luck Club” and “Empire of the Sun.” The program also
includes a chat with content creators Joy Chen and Azel James, who are
at the forefront of leveraging new platforms in China’s fast evolving
media landscape such as short form video, livestreaming and WeChat blogs
and mini-apps.

A panel of Hollywood-China dealmakers explores development, financing,
production, marketing and distribution of entertainment content.
Featured panelists are Perfect World Pictures CFO Michael Lee, former
DMG Entertainment exec Chris Fenton, Han Pictures and Media Co. chairman
John Liu, Wanda Studios head of international business development Sarah
Platt, and East West Bank executive VP Bennett Pozil. The program turns
to entertainment production opportunities in Asia with a panel of
experts: Rick Ambros of Fox International Productions, prominent film
producer John Penotti who started his career with legendary producer
Sidney Lumet, Legacy Pictures partner and actor Cary Woodworth, and
Broadvision Entertainment founder and producer Jean Su.

The conference also brings in a special LA twist with a panel focused on
transit innovations with John Cole, CEO of revolutionary mobile
transporter SkyTran, and former LeEco executive Eric Mika, now with
electric vehicle startup Evelozcity in California.

Expecting to draw 200 participants, the forum includes a full program,
VIP reception and after-event reception. The event brings together
leaders from Chinese and American digital entertainment companies, tech
innovators, venture capitalists, angel investors and the startup
ecosystem for discussions about capitalizing on cross-border Chinese and
digital entertainment and tech innovation opportunities. Participants
will gain insights on how to make deals and raise financing, and develop
strategies to succeed in China.

SponsorsEast West BankNixon PeabodyKPMG

Event SupportersPasadena Economic DevelopmentPlusYoouPlugandPlayTechCenterInnovate
PasadenaLACIN3XTAmerica InnovatesLA Economic

Media PartnersForbesBusiness WireSKC, Inc.

Location:Pasadena Convention Center300 East Green
StreetPasadena, CA 91101

Pricing, Registration, Conference AgendaTicket prices range
from $50 to $110 per person. To register online and to obtain full
program details, please visit:

About Silicon DragonFounded in 2010 by author, Forbes
columnist and CNBC special correspondent Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon
is a media and events group covering innovation and investment hubs in
Silicon Valleys around the world. Known for its series of tech and
investment forums in Asia, the U.S. and Europe, Silicon Dragon also
publishes e-newsletter Silicon Dragon News, produces videos and
podcasts, and writes thought leadership reports.

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