I currently work as a Project Supervisor for the China Film Foundation - Wu Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents (dedicated to young film talents discovery and development in China). My job involves: hosting training programmes and workshops for young screenwriters in China; selecting the best Chinese young producers for Producer Workshops at the Cannes Film Festival; organising the China Pavilion (international village) at Cannes; evaluating and selecting scripts for the Best Director’s Project Awards (Wu Tianming financing forum); and liaising and communicating with international film professionals and official foreign film bodies (national film funds, festivals etc.).
Becoming a film producer was my career goal after my undergraduate degree in China. The MA International Film Business suited my needs very well as the programme combines academic study with practical knowledge of film production.
My MA experience was fantastic. The Entertainment Value Chain module provided me with clear and professional insight into the film production process. During term two, at the London Film School, I made connections with film students taking directing and screenwriting classes, and I developed networking and communication skills, which are essential for film producers.
The fieldtrip to the Berlin Film Festival was an horizon-widening opportunity, where I learnt a lot about the industry and met various Chinese film professionals, who gave me inspiration for my dissertation as well as my career path in China.
The MA armed me with professionalism, confidence and international insights. Since graduating I am happily still in touch with other Exeter alumni and professors.
Project Supervisor, China Film Foundation - Wu Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents
MA International Film Business