X|Media|Lab announces China Animation Market- 9th July-11th July 2010, Suzhou China

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 4 June, 2010 - 15:02

X|Media|Lab announced 'X|Media|Lab: China Animation Market' - an inaugural professional conference and business matching forum set to become the most important date on the calendar for international animation companies seeking to do business in China.

Part of the China Animation and Game Expo, and mandated by the Chinese Central Government, China Animation Market is presented by X|Media|Lab in partnership with the Suzhou Municipal Government (www.sipac.gov.cn), and the Shanghai Media Group (www.smg.cn) - China's second-biggest media conglomerate. To take place in Suzhou, China, from 9 July 2010, the China Animation Market is where international companies and broadcasters can explore business opportunities in outsourcing, co-production, investment, distribution, franchising and licensing with pre-selected highquality Chinese companies in a business matching environment.

In attendance will be key powerbrokers from all China's TV animation networks (including Wang Ying, General Manager, CCTV Kids Channel and Yang Wen Yan, General Manger, SMG Kids Channel), as well as the principal players from China's most innovative and successful animation companies.

An impressive line-up of international visitors will include London's Lord Waheed Alli (media entrepreneur, Executive Chairman of Chorion and co-founder of Planet 24), Los Angeles' Leah Hoyer (Director of Development at the Walt Disney Company), Sydney's Kim Dalton (Head of ABC Television), Pietro Ventani (producer of the forthcoming Chinese Oddessy, a groundbreaking co-production from the China Film Group, Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV and Tiger 62 Media), and many others.

The X|Media|Lab: China Animation Market event is considered the opportunity for international animators to meet with and build relationships with their Chinese counterparts - the biggest and best way for creators, distributors, broadcasters, agents, producers and investors to develop profitable partnerships. "The X|Media|Lab: China Animation Market will allow the international and Chinese animation industries to establish new creative and business relationships," said X|Media|Lab Director Brendan Harkin. "In addition to showcasing China's blossoming animation industries, the summit will bring together leading international producers, executives and creatives explore partnership opportunities with their Chinese counterparts."

"The XML: China Animation Market will assemble a veritable who's who of the Chinese animation industries and become the premier event bringing Chinese and international animation companies and broadcasters together," said Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba! Entertainment. Kober whom has participated in two previous X|Media|Lab events in China. "The XML: China Animation Market is a must-attend forum for anyone interested in working with or within China," she said. Producers, animators and investors interested in attending XMediaLab 'China Animation Market' can register online at www.xmedialab.com.

Confirmed participants at the XML: China Animation Market include:

International Animation Powerbrokers:

Lord Waheed Alli - Executive Chairman, Chorion (London)

Kim Dalton - Director of Television, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Leah Hoyer - Director of Development, The Walt Disney Company (Los Angeles)

Steven DeNure - President, Decode Entertainment (Toronto)

Matthew Wexler - Director, Global Licensing & Bus. Development, Spin Master
Entertainment (Toronto)

Tatiana Kober - President, Bejuba! Entertainment (Montreal, Los Angeles)

Heather Kenyon - Head of Sales and Project Development, Starz Animation (Los

Pietro Ventani - Co-founder, Tiger 62 Media (Hong Kong)

Tim Brooke-Hunt - Executive Head of Children's Content, ABC TV (Sydney)

Nick DeMartino - Senior Vice President, Media and Technology, American Film
Institute (Los Angeles)

Frank Dietz - Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Super RTL - RTL Disney
Fernsehen (Cologne)

Sarah Muller - Head of Acquisitions and Drama Development, CBBC (London)

China Animation Powerbrokers:

Wang Ying - General Manager, CCTV Kids Channel (Beijing)

Yang Wen Yan - General Manger, SMG Kids Channel (Shanghai)

Lei Ying - Vice President, Golden Cartoon Channel (Hunnan)

Li Guo - Vice President KAKU Cartoon Channel (Beijing)

Xing Ying - General Manager, Uyoung Media Inc (Beijing)

Zuo Shuen Rong - Director, Jiangsu Kids Channel (Nanjing)

Gong Jian Ying - Secretary, China Animation Association (Beijing)

Tong Yao - Director, South TV Kids Channel (Guangdong)

Huang Wei - Director, Zhejiang TV Kids Channel (Zhejiang)

Zhang Tian Xiao - President, Fantasia Animation (Shanghai)

Wang Lei - Vice President, Toonaz TV, Vice Director of SMG Film and TV Drama Centre (Shanghai)

James Wang - Founder and CEO Wang Film Productions Inc (Taipei)

Zhu Xiao Hua - General Manager, Shanghai Crossover Marketing (Shanghai)

Ding Dong - Founder and General Manager, Tian Run An Ding (Suzhou)