Cinema Pacific graphicAs the Chinese film industry continues to expand its global and domestic presence, Hollywood is aiming to co-produce with Chinese companies to gain access to its lucrative market. The Cinema Pacific Global Industries Forum will explore this phenomenon, with insights from University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) alumnus, Eric Lin ’97, on Friday, May 1.

As senior manager of film production at Bona Film Group, the largest privately owned film distributor in China, Lin brings years of film experience and will share his knowledge of one of the most interesting developments in global cinema.

“We’re very excited to welcome Lin back to our campus and the SOJC,” says Daniel Steinhart, SOJC assistant professor and forum moderator. “Lin will be discussing a range of issues, including the incredible growth of the Chinese film industry, its relationship to Hollywood, and film censorship in China.”

Both students and scholars will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the art and business of China’s increasingly influential film and media industry on Friday, May 1 from 12:30–2:00 p.m. in the Julie and Rocky Dixon Signature Classroom, Allen Hall 141. The forum is free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow.

For more information, contact Daniel Steinhart.

Story by Katie MacLean ’15