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Le Vision Pictures CEO and Prolific Producer Zhang Zhao Honored at U.S.-China Film Summit With Leadership Award


November 6, 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CA

Vice chairman of Letv and CEO of Le Vision Pictures Zhang Zhao was recognized last night at The Asia Society Southern California's 6th annual flagship U.S.-China Film Summit and gala dinner. The summit is the premier U.S. event where filmmakers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders unite to discuss U.S.-China co-production and collaboration opportunities, as well as creative and economic themes on an international scale.

Zhang Zhao was honored for his film industry leadership and contributions in bringing together Hollywood and Chinese film elites. He began his speech by marveling at how the Chinese filmmaking industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the years.

"This award is dedicated to anyone who has worked in the Chinese film industry or in Hollywood for the last 20 years. Leadership means that you have great partners and a great team who you work with."

He also believes that Hollywood and China have a shared responsibility to create a more connected moviegoing experience. "The two greatest industries in the world are joining forces to bring great movies to people who live in developing countries, because they deserve better movies and better experiences."

Most recently, Zhang Zhao served as a keynote at Variety Magazine's Big Data Summit, where he covered key issues facing the global entertainment industry, including location-based data marketing and creating a more comprehensive ecosystem to help bridge Hollywood, Silicon Valley and China.

Le Vision Pictures USA is the Los Angeles arm of China's Le Vision Pictures, which is the third largest privately owned film studio in China by total box office. The studio produced the country's all-time highest grossing film franchise, TINY TIMES and co-financed and distributed THE EXPENDABLES 2 and 3 in China. They are currently in production on the highest-budget U.S.-China co-production to date, Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL, starring Matt Damon with Legendary East and Universal Pictures. THE GREAT WALL is currently slated for a late-2016 theatrical release.

Le Vision Pictures also produced Zhang Yimou's latest masterwork, COMING HOME, which screened November 4th in conjunction with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Asia Society Southern California at an event that included a Q&A with Zhang Yimou himself.

Le Vision Pictures (LeVP) is owned by Letv, the world's first technology company to have its video streaming business publicly listed.

Follow Le Vision Pictures USA on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and developments.

About Letv
Letv is a leading global technology company that converges culture, content, innovation, lifestyle and entertainment around the world in a way no other company to date has been able to do. Letv opens new opportunities for consumers and the technology and entertainment industries with an integrated ecosystem that includes smartphones, TVs, film and entertainment and soon, electric cars. Letv offers a jaw-dropping array of products and experiences that fit perfectly into a broad spectrum of lifestyles -- along with exciting content that keeps the innovations fresh, relevant and always compelling. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

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