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China’s CIIDS Seeks U.K. Partner for Doc Project


The China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy (CIIDS) is looking to partner with a U.K. specialist production company on a new documentary project.

Huang Wei, the senior producer on the doc project, is visiting London this week through Pact’s U.K. China Creative Exchange program. Wei is attending the program with the aim of collaborating with a U.K. indie partner to produce the tentatively titled Understanding China, a planned 6×50-minute docuseries that will center on the country’s economic growth, development and global standing. CIIDS, with the right production company partner, is looking to deliver the series within a year.

Pact, a U.K. producers trade association, will hold its U.K. China Creative Exchange program March 11 to 15. The initiative will see 11 executives from leading Chinese broadcasters and production companies travel to the U.K. to find local collaborators.

Wei said: “The U.K. is globally renowned for producing high-quality factual programming for a global audience. We are looking for a U.K. production partner with rich experience in politics, economics, cultural documentary development and production, and with the ability to ensure the film to be produced on schedule for international broadcast partners.”

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