31 episodes

The China Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast about creating and distributing content for both Hollywood and China. I interview film and TV professionals who share their insight which will guide you on how to get your own projects green lit. The China-Hollywood Greenlight aims to promote collaboration between the East and West.

The China-Hollywood Greenligh‪t‬ Caryn McCann: China-Hollywood blogger and podcaster

    • TV & Film

The China Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast about creating and distributing content for both Hollywood and China. I interview film and TV professionals who share their insight which will guide you on how to get your own projects green lit. The China-Hollywood Greenlight aims to promote collaboration between the East and West.

    Why You Should Avoid Back of a Napkin Agreements

    Why You Should Avoid Back of a Napkin Agreements

    American lawyer and China media expert, Jesse Weiner gives advice on how to protect your IP in China, what you need to attract a Chinese financier and hope for a reset of US-China relations. Jesse Weiner Co-Managing Partner, Head of Entertainment & Media Practice at YK Law https://www.yklaw.us talks about the danger of slapdash deals, the power (or lack of) US copyright in China, how to copyright your IP in China and what you need to attract a Chinese financier.

    • 41 min
    How to write for the China market

    How to write for the China market

    Bi-lingual screenwriter and development exec, Chen Xu gives advice on dealing with getting notes. He highlights how China and Hollywood's script development process is different. He shares how to reach Chinese producers and what you should write for the China market.

    • 35 min
    The fallout of bad Chinese money in Hollywood

    The fallout of bad Chinese money in Hollywood

    L.A. based Chinese Film Executive Ms. Sammie Hao (郝思文) discusses repairing relations between Hollywood and China, the fallout of bad Chinese money in Hollywood, and what will be in demand next year.

    • 46 min
    Chinese film studios adopting Hollywood standards

    Chinese film studios adopting Hollywood standards

    An American film exec in China - Justin K. Muller - is bringing Chinese studios up to Hollywood standards. He offers a one-stop solution for producers looking to shoot in China.

    • 41 min
    How dealing with disasters prepares you for anything

    How dealing with disasters prepares you for anything

    Producer Alan Noel Vega talks about the advantages of working with small players and what to do when shooting a film, your prop guy gets arrested for bank robbery.

    Noel’s company, AMG Films, is a registered official China co-production entity.

    He shares his insight on the difference between Chinese and American producers’ way of doing business, the importance of knowing your audience and why a great script is never enough to get a green light.

    • 50 min
    China Is Starving For Good Projects

    China Is Starving For Good Projects

    China-based producer / production manager Natacha Devillers discusses how she helps Western filmmakers navigate working with Chinese crews. She reveals the challenge of expensive Chinese writers and China’s financing dilemma.

    • 40 min

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