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In Conversation With Liu Yi & Alex Proyas

AACTA today announced that WOLF WARRIOR II screenwriter Liu Yi will travel to Sydney to speak alongside Australian director Alex Proyas as part of an AACTA In Conversation event.

Tickets to the 90-minute event, which will be held during AACTA ScreenWeek on Tuesday 5 December at AFTRS in Sydney, are complimentary for public and industry alike. Tickets can be secured by booking on the event page.

The event will see Liu Yi and Alex Proyas discuss ‘Filmmaking for a Global Audience’, giving film fans and industry the opportunity to hear first-hand insights on a range of topics, including:

  • The Asian film industry, which is now the world’s largest film market;
  • The Chinese box office, which will become the number one box office by 2020;
  • Asia’s shift towards international casting and foreign destinations; and
  • Working with cross-cultural cultural action and VFX teams to achieve world class sci-fi, action and fantasy.

Liu Yi will provide fascinating insight into screenwriting for Asian films and co-productions. His most recent work, the Best Asian Film presented by PR Asia-nominated filmWOLF WARRIOR II, has become China’s highest grossing film in history and the only non-Hollywood film to be included in the top 100 highest grossing films of all time.

Best known for his action and detective stories, Liu Yi is also the founder of China’s largest collective of screenwriters. He has written dozens of feature films and television dramas for Chinese audiences and is currently working with Beijing-based Hollywood director Renny Harlin on the upcoming co-production OPERATION SOMALIA.

One of Australia’s most commercially successful directors, producers and screenwriters, Alex Proyas is best known for directing films such as I, ROBOT, DARK CITY and GODS OF EGYPT. He was also the director of Brandon Lee’s final film THE CROW and is a sci-fi and VFX expert, passionate about creating original content.

The event will be moderated by Chinese-Australian actress and film producer Sharon Zhang. Sharon’s projects include CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY and Jackie Chan’s Australian-Chinese co-production BLEEDING STEEL.


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