1997 Sundance Film Festival in China

The Sundance Film Festival in Beijing, funded by Turner Entertainment, the Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific, the Pokka Corporation, and Motion Picture Imaging/Eastman Kodak (Asia Pacific) was organized with the intention of building working relationships between the American and Chinese film communities, and featured U.S. and Chinese films equally during the event, while presenting a series of panel discussions on film production as well.
o Sundance delegation in Beijing consisted of Jodie Foster (director, Little Man Tate), Lee David Zlotoff (director, The Spitfire Grill), Dan Ireland (director, The Whole Wide World), Kayo Hatta (director, Picture Bride), Renee Tajima-Pena (director, My America…or Honk if you Love Buddha), Jessica Yu (director, Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brian), Tony Safford (Twentieth Century Fox), Clifford Werber (Warner Bros), Tom Garvin (Ervin, Cohen and Jessup), Yoni Cohen (PolyGram), Zanne Devine (PolyGram) and from the Sundance Institute: Ken Brecher, Geoff Gilmore, Nicole Guillemet, Jill Miller, Kelly Graham, Thomas Ho.

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