The China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy (CIIDS), a non-governmental think tank is searching for a UK production company to partner with on a new documentary project.

The Senior Producer of the documentary project 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 tentatively titled ‘Understanding China’.

The planned 6 x 50’ project will focus on China’s economic growth, development, and relationship with the world. The series 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 situation of China’s economy and social development, and China’s prospects in the future.

CIIDS aims to appoint the successful production company partner with a view to delivering the series in 12 months’ time.

Ms Huang Wei, Senior Producer of the documentary project 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”.

Pact last week launched a new legal framework, designed to protect the sharing of confidential ideas and intellectual property between UK and Chinese co production partners. Fully compliant with both UK and Chinese law, the new framework is a new addition to a suite of legal and logistics documents featured in the UK-China Film & TV Toolkit, a resource developed along with the UK’s Intellectual Property Attaché to China based in the British Embassy in Beijing and the British Film Institute (BFI).

The UK China Creative Exchange takes place March 11th – 15th and supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), sees eleven executives from leading Chinese broadcasters and production companies travel the UK to co create new programming ideas with UK partners.

Staff Reporter

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