Hollywood and Chinese movie industry figures will convene for the 6th annual U.S.-China Film Summit on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the onetime home of the Oscars, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A Music Center. A day of panel discussions will focus on Chinese investment in Hollywood, cross-border production partnerships, technological developments, ancillary market potential, plus legal and cultural complications. A gala dinner will follow.

Honorees include director Zhang Yimou for lifetime achievement, Le Vision Pictures founder and CEO Zhang Zhao for his industry leadership, and the Beijing Film Academy for its role in cultivating Chinese cinema talent and the Middle Kingdom entertainment industry’s global growth.

The summit and dinner are sponsored by the Asia Society Southern California to highlight “the deepening collaboration between Hollywood and China,” said the organization’s President and CEO Josette Sheeran. “Our honorees reflect film’s importance as a cultural, educational and business bridge, and Asia Society is proud to be recognizing these talents and connecting them with professionals and audiences around the world.” A statement by group Chairman Thomas E. McClain, an attorney at Hogan Lovells, echoed Sheeran’s. “It’s been a momentous year for Hollywood and China, and our U.S.-China Film Summit once again leads the way in bringing the key players together to discuss the most important issues.”

Panelists and speakers will be announced soon. For tickets and information visit Asia Society/U.S. China Film Summit.