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We would like to share with you our TV interview for ABC, with correspondent Huey Fern Tay. The interview featured our film THE LAND OF MANY PALACES and explores the phenomena of instant cities in China and how they will become more common in the future as plans are underway to relocate hundreds of millions of rural Chinese to new cities over the next 2 decades. It was aired on ABC's International Newsline program on the night of July 15, 2013 and now it's on the ABC website for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it.
China's Ghost Towns by ABC China correspondent Huey Fern Tay China correspondent Huey Fern Tay
"ONE NIGHT SURPRISE" (a.k.a 《一夜惊喜》), a feature romantic comedy written and directed by Eva Jin (a.k.a JIN Yimeng) starring FAN Bingbing, will have its national theater release on August 13, 2013 - the Chinese Valentines' Day.
The movie enjoyed a China-US collaboration. It was shot in Beijing and edited in Los Angeles with Hollywood-based Director of Photography, Editor and Composer. Ting worked as Bilingual Second Director for the film from July 2012 to January 2013.
ZHANG Ming's last film "THE YOUNG MAN SINGS FOLK SONG IN THE OPPOSITE DOOR" (2011, a.k.a 《郎在对面唱山歌》) won three awards in the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival including Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Music.
The U.S.A part of "CHINA AFFAIR" was shot in a small town in Wisconsin in April 2012 with a small and terrific crew. ZHANG's previous films include "CLOUDS AND RAIN OVER WUSHAN" (1996, a.k.a 《巫山云雨》) won awards such as Dragons and Tigers Award at 1996 Vancouver International Film Festival and New Currents Award at 1996 Busan International Film Festival etc..
"A TIBETAN MARRIAGE" - a short film, written and directed by LIU Lu (MFA film 13', University of Miami) with Ting as Director of Photography, had its local premiere at University of Miami's Canes Film Festival 2013 in May.
The short film was shot in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China in the winter of 2012.
"THE LAND OF MANY PALACES", a feature documentary directed by Adam Smith and Ting Song, is one of 10 projects that have been selected into Sundance/CNEX Workshop and Summit 2013 in Beijing that will run from May 16 to 19.
"VIVRE LE FILM" (2012) , a short film written and directed by ZHANG Shaoyan with Ting as Director of Photography, is to be screened in the 22nd Arizona International Film Festival's special showcase of Chinese films. It was shot on super 16mm-film in Anhui Province, China in the winter of 2012.
"The Land of Many Palaces" was featured in "The Sinocism China Newsletter", a free daily email that delivers the important news about China. Written by Bill Bishop, whom Pando Daily called the “Invisible China Hand” in a recent 3,000 word profile, the newsletter provides commentary and curated links to the day’s important English and Chinese news.