is increasingly looking to Europe as a potential partner in the global movie biz.
That was the message delivered at the Venice Film Festival by both Beijing Intl. Film Festival topper Zhao Zhiyong, on the Lido for the first time, and Vincent Fischer, CEO of European talent agency ECI, with offices in Beijing, and Paris, with whom the Beijing fest is partners.
The third edition of Beijing fest, held in April, was packed with Hollywood bizzers, including Lucas film topper . Zhao is at Venice to forge other international ties and perhaps pick up a few tips from the Grand Dame.
“Since we are one of the youngest festivals, we want to learn something from Venice, which is the oldest one,” said Zhao, adding he is on the Lido to meet talent, agents and execs.
The fest topper praised his “very good” co-operation with ECI. “The Beijing Film Festival…
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