Chinese think tank seeks UK partner for $1.5m doc

A Chinese think tank is searching for a UK specialist production company to partner with on a new documentary project worth $1.5m (£1.2m).

The senior producer of the documentary project Ms Huang Wei is visiting London this week as a participant in Pact’s UK China Creative Exchange programme with the aim of collaborating with a UK indie partner to produce a documentary series titled Understanding China (WT).

The planned 6 x 50- minute project will focus on China’s economic growth, development, and relationship with the world.

Understanding China will explore the relationship between China and the world in the context of economic globalisation in the past 400 years, as well as the current status of China’s economy and social development, as well its prospects in the future.

Ms Huang Wei, senior producer of the doc, said: “The UK is globally renowned for producing high quality factual programming for a global audience. We are looking for a UK production partner with rich experience in political, economics, cultural documentary development and production, and with the ability to ensure the film to be produced on schedule for international broadcast partners.”

Last week, Pact launched a new legal framework, designed to protect the sharing of confidential ideas and intellectual property between UK and Chinese co-production partners.

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