剧作家终于当家做主



中国北京 2017年03月20日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 中国第一家以剧作家为中心的戏剧、影视创作与制作公司–雏菊梦工厂文化有限公司今年二月份经国家工商总局核名,近日获得营业执照。雏菊梦工厂由雏菊机构所属北京菊华文化艺术产业投资基金、世贸天阶投资集团有限公司和北京同青戏匠坊文化有限公司三家联手组建,致力于为全国优秀作家建立戏剧和影视的创作发展基地。

与持续增长的经济总量相比,中国亟需加快提高文化软实力。中国的文化产业在GDP中占比不足4%,世界上的发达国家平均占比10%,美国则高达25%。在全球的文化产业中,美国的文化产业份额占了43%,欧盟占了34%,中国在全球文化产业中才占3%,日本占到了10%,韩国占到了6%,这个比例与我们这样一个人口、资源、地理大国相比是不相匹配的,与我们一个冀望于崛起的世界大国亦相去甚远。

现今文化领域争相引进西方的舞台作品和戏剧、影视技术,而忽视了中国本土创作人才和原创作品的培养,造成了文化产业领域形式豪华浮夸,内容干瘪肤浅的现状。形式有余内涵不足是当今文化产业发展的瓶颈。比如,戏剧和影视不行是因为剧本不行,剧本不行最重要的原因是作家没有话语权和主导权。

旅美剧作家李同青博士认为,欲发展文化软实力必须首先发展富有中国文化内涵的高质量作品。目前中国文化产业发展除了体制障碍外,最大阻力之一是作家在戏剧和影视产业里缺少应有的主导权和话语权。古今中外文化进步都是以作家为里程碑,戏剧更是如此。剧作家是戏剧和影视发展的原动力。雏菊梦工厂就是要在市场上建立以作家为中心的根据地,点星星之火,造燎原之势。

中国文化底蕴深厚,内容广博,意境与哲理深远,是世界文化的金矿。据了解,雏菊梦工厂的目标是以作家为中心,只引进西方的创作技术技巧,集百老汇、好莱坞和迪斯尼成功模式为一体,致力于用现代最先进技术技巧来发展富有本土文化韵味的原创戏剧、影视和动漫等文化产品,赶超世界先进水平。这样才能提高文化产业在GDP中的比例,同时让中国的文化产品走向世界。 “

雏菊梦工厂第一演出季计划以剧作家李同青先生的五部现有舞台剧作品起步。其笑剧《第四者晚宴》于2008年由宁静、王思懿、高亚麟和洪剑涛主演开始,至今已经由四个剧组在北京、天津和济南成功制作演出数百场。人物喜剧《我爱你Maybe》去年由天津人艺制作演出,获得市场成功。同时雏菊梦工厂准备建立剧作家剧院,在全国选拔编剧人才,用西方的剧本写作技术技巧培训新剧作家,发展新原创剧目。

据悉,雏菊梦工厂也正在运作笑剧《第四者晚宴》的电影改编,寻求同电影制作发行公司建立长期战略合作。

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InterDrone Acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC



New York, USA, March 16, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone, The International Drone Conference & Exposition, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, the largest producer of trade shows in North America. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors. The 2017 event will be managed and produced by BZ Media on behalf of Emerald.

Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with their oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. They currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space.

“We are very proud of InterDrone and how it has emerged so quickly to be the industry leading event for commercial UAV applications in North America,” said Ted Bahr, President of BZ Media. “We decided that to take the event to the next level required a company of scale and expertise like Emerald Expositions. We look forward to supporting Emerald through the 2017 and 2018 shows and working together to accelerate the show’s growth under their ownership over the coming years”.

InterDrone was just named to the Trade Show Executive magazine list of fastest growing shows in 2016 and was one of only 14 shows in the country that was named in each of the three categories; fastest growth in exhibit space, growth in number of exhibitors and in attendance. InterDrone was the only drone show named to the list.

InterDrone 2017 will take place September 6 – 8, 2017, at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and, in addition to a large exhibition floor, features three subconferences for attendees, making InterDrone the go-to destination for UAV educational content in North America. More than 120 classes, panels and keynotes are presented under Drone TechCon (for drone builders, engineers, OEMs and developers), Drone Enterprise (for enterprise UAV pilots, operators and drone service businesses) and Drone Cinema (for pilots engaged in aerial photography and videography).

“Congratulations to Ted Bahr and his team at BZ Media for successfully identifying this market opportunity and building a strong event that provides a platform for commercial interaction and education to this burgeoning industry”, said David Loechner, President and CEO of Emerald Expositions. “We have seen first-hand the emerging interest in drones in our two professional photography shows, and we are excited at the prospect of leveraging our scale, experience and expertise in trade shows and conferences to deliver even greater benefits to attendees, sponsors, exhibitors at InterDrone and to the entire UAV industry.”

More information about the show is at www.InterDrone.com. For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at [email protected] or +1 631-421-4158 x101.

ABOUT BZ MEDIA
BZ Media LLC is a 17 year-old high-tech media company producing industry-leading technical conferences and expositions and SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry.

ABOUT EMERALD EXPOSITIONS
Emerald is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with our oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. For more information on Emerald, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.

Source: BZ Media

聆听红杉,创新工场,纪源资本,贝恩和霸菱亚洲等顶级投资人探讨中国教育投资

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中国北京 2017年03月16日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 针对中国教育企业,创业者和投资人举办的中国教育投资圆桌会议即将于3月28日在北京召开。这场汇聚了顶级投资人(包括红杉,创新工场,纪源资本, 贝恩和霸菱亚洲)的高层会议将为投资人和教育公司高管提供一个绝佳的分享和拓展机遇。

中国教育投资圆桌会议定于2017年3月28日下午3:30至5:30在北京东城区东长安街1号东方广场安永大厦16层举行。对外报名人数有限,请立即点击下面的链接报名。

报名地址:http://www.huodongxing.com/event/3375513099000

2016年,中国教育行业累计VC/PE投资交易达167笔,累计交易规模为106亿元(10.5亿美元)。在融资总金额和案例数上均超过了美国的138笔和10.3亿美元投资总额。

中国近三年(2014-2016年)教育风险投资总额达270亿元。其中K-12教育获得的投资最多,其次是职业技能培训和外语教育。排在后面的还包括STEAM(指科学、技术、工程、艺术、数学)、学前教育及高等教育等。

哪些将会是未来最具发展潜力、能为投资者们带来丰厚回报的细分领域?全速行驶的教育快车道上将会出现哪些新的或至今未被发现的机遇?

“China Money Network的活动系列旨在将一个垂直市场里的早期和中期投资人与该行业的高管汇集一堂,对这个行业进行深入经验分享和潜在合作探讨,”  China Money Network主编和创始人Nina Xiang表示。“我们的嘉宾来自于中国教育行业里最顶尖的机构和最具经验的专家,是有意于教育行业创业,发展和投资的专业人士不可错过的高端活动。”

本次活动的主讲嘉宾包括:

贝恩资本执行董事:王励弘
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王励弘女士现任贝恩资本亚洲有限公司董事总经理。在加入贝恩资本前,王女士曾任摩根士丹利执行董事,任职于摩根大通证券(亚太)有限公司和瑞士信贷第一波士顿的美国公司。王女士荣获哥伦比亚大学商科学院工商管理硕士学位,且是复旦大学毕业生。

霸菱亚洲投资总监:师少杰
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师先生于2011年加入霸菱亚洲。此前他曾在德意志银行担任战略投资部副总裁。更早之前他任职于大和证券(香港)与新鸿基金融担任金融分析师,提供香港及中国内地证券市场投资机会等分析内容。

纪源资本管理合伙人:徐炳东
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徐先生于2017年以管理合伙人的身份加入GGV纪源资本。此前他曾在海纳亚洲创投基金(SIG)担任董事总经理,主导消费互联网及前沿科技领域的投资。更早之前他任职于中信资本和华盈资本。在从事风险投资工作之前,他曾在里昂证券及其国内合资公司的投资银行部工作。

红杉资本合伙人:刘星
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刘先生是红杉资本中国基金的合伙人,于2007年加入该公司。他专注于消费、业务外包及物联网领域内的种子期、早期及成长期企业投资。加盟红杉之前,刘先生拥有在美林、施乐和GlobalSight从事投资银行、技术、产品开发及咨询的工作经验。

创新工场投资合伙人:郎春晖
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郎春晖于2010年加入创新工场,拥有十余年TMT产业投资与研究经验。加入创新工场之前,她曾供职于国内顶尖的TMT研究咨询公司易观国际,历任研究总监、咨询总监和助理总裁。

会议议程:
15:30-15:50: 来宾登记
15:50-15:55: 开幕致辞
15:55-16:40: 专题讨论
16:40-17:00: 问答环节
17:00-17:30: 轻饮/人际拓展

讨论主题:
-中国教育产业最佳的投资机遇在哪?
-开发线上教育平台并促进线上-线下资源整合的最佳策略是什么?
-传统教育机构如何执行“互联网+”模式?
-中国未来教育产业将迎来怎样的发展趋势和挑战?
-哪些技术将会对未来教育变革产生最深刻的影响?

报名地址:http://www.huodongxing.com/event/3375513099000

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Wendy Wang
[email protected]

关于中国金融投资网(China Money Network):
中国金融投资网(China Money Network)是一家在线媒体平台,为全球数百万机构投资者提供关于中国投资和科技的最新资讯和独家见解。创立于2011年,中国金融投资网已由最初的单一投资播客节目发展成为涵盖资讯,数据库,电子杂志和线下活动等多项产品和服务的成熟媒体机构。中国金融投资网中英文双语平台每月浏览量超过千万,并且在社交平台上拥有大量粉丝和活跃的分享。我们致力于成为中国本土英文财经媒体的领军者。

Source: chinamoneynetwork

China Money Network Launches China Top 10 AI Ranking

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Hong Kong, China, March 10, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - China Money Network Limited, the go-to source of Chinese smart investments and tech innovation news for millions of global investors, today launches the China Top 10 AI Ranking to highlight the country's finest artificial intelligence companies.

China's best artificial intelligence companies are engaged in a variety of industries including image recognition, voice recognition, robotics and healthcare. These companies, backed with billions of venture capital and staffed by an army of research staff, have a real chance to rival U.S. technology leadership if they continue to invest in research and development.

"There has never been a more exciting time in China's technology sector, and we are launching the China Top 10 AI Ranking to capture those emerging technology giants that may potentially reshaping our future," said Nina Xiang, executive editor and co-founder of China Money Network. "Hundreds of millions of people in China have used tools and functions facilitated by these tech unicorns, and their impact will only grow rapidly in the coming years."

Chinese authors already pen more academic papers on deep learning, a key AI category, than writers in the U.S. By Sinovation's estimates, around 43% of the most influential AI papers, taking up 55.8% of total quotations in the field, were authored by Chinese nationals or people of Chinese descent.

Venture funding in AI companies has exploded. In the 12 months ending June 30, 2016, 202 Chinese AI start-ups raised around RMB6.8 billion (US$1 billion) in total, a record high. The number of AI companies receiving venture funding and their aggregate venture financing during 2015 and 2016 outstripped both aggregate deal volume and deal value for all previous years combined, according to a research report co-authored by Netease. In comparison, over 550 startups using AI as a core part of their products raised US$5 billion in venture funding globally in 2016, according to data from CB Insights.

The China Top 10 AI Ranking is based on a simple metric: Total venture financing raised and revealed by each company. The quality of the investors in terms of their track record, performance and industry reputation are also considered. Government capital is not included as it may not be purely commercially driven. Only private companies are included. Those affiliated with publicly listed companies are excluded as well.

The final top ten list includes three voice recognition companies and two facial recognition companies, indicating strong demand by Chinese companies from refrigerator makers to smartphone manufacturers eager to incorporate these functions into their products. Three companies are robotics firms, as China's strong manufacturing capabilities make the country an ideal place for making consumer-facing family robots. One company is in the healthcare sector while another provides AI-enabled marketing services.

For more information, please visit https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2017/03/07/here-are-chinas-top-10-ai-companies-challenging-us-tech-leadership to see the full list and ranking.

ABOUT CHINA MONEY NETWORK:
China Money Network is the go-to source of information and intelligence for millions of global investors looking to invest in the Greater China region. Started in 2011 in Shanghai as an investment podcast, it has evolved into a Hong Kong-headquartered independent professional media company offering compelling daily news and data services to investment institutions worldwide with over 13 million page views monthly and growing rapidly.

China Money Network's services include real-time coverage of China's venture capital, private equity and institutional investment industries; a top-rated audio/video podcast featuring prominent China-focused investment managers; an alternative investment managers database; offline events connecting top investors; a Chinese language platform ZhongguoJinrongTouziWang.com, and other value-added services bridging global investors with China opportunities.

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