Among the evening’s notable attendees were Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros., Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. and Gillian Zhao, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. China.
“Warner Bros. has been producing world-class films and TV shows for almost 100 years, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with our partners in China as well as with up-and-coming talent to benefit the entire entertainment industry,” said Tsujihara in addressing the reception. “And, in the spirit of true cultural exchange, we are eager to learn from our partners and share great Chinese stories with audiences around the world.”
Zhao, who joined Warner Bros. China in August 2016, added: “Today marks an important next step for Warner Bros. in China. Even though I only recently joined the company, I can feel how deeply committed Warner Bros. is to the Chinese market.”
Warner Bros. has a longstanding history in China, having opened its first office there in the1930s. Today, the company is active on a number of business fronts in China, with its film, television, home entertainment and videogame properties available to audiences throughout the country. Warner Bros. also has a film production joint venture, Flagship Entertainment, with China Media Capital.