Overview & How to Navigate The China Market

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Gina Fegan

Webinar hosted by: Gina Fegan

(BA, BAI, CEng, MIEI, EurIng, FRSA)

Working in China, for a Chinese investment company, in the last year Gina has invested more than £40million in animation, live action film, and music. The investments have been in both companies and projects linking the UK and China. Previously Gina has worked between UK Government and the creative Industry and up to two years ago was the Screen & Digital Media Specialist at UK Dept International Trade (ex UKTI) developing the export strategy for the creative industries and guiding the focus on the development of relationships with China. She has worked across Government Departments including with the Prime Minister’s office on projects such as the creative industries showcase at Lancaster House during President Xi’s visit to the UK in 2015. With key industry figures from all of the digital creative industries she founded the digital content consortium South East Media Network (SEMN) set up to exploit the convergence of traditional industries due to digital technology. SEMN provided international links and national support for over 5,000 companies. As the chief accountable officer and the founding Chief Executive of the UK Film Council's regional screen agency Screen South she lead the Government investment in film and new talent and worked with colleagues to create Screen England. Gina is also an entrepreneur founding an online video platform and is an independent film producer. She is an elected member of the BAFTA Council, on the advisory committee for Digital Hollywood, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. With experience in governance she has been on the Advisory Board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), on the BBC online advisory board, the Creative Foundation Folkestone, and the Metropole Gallery as well as a number of private SME’s. Gina is an assessor for the funding programs for Innovate UK previously the Technology Strategy Board and the AHRC to support future technologies in the creative industries. With a background as an engineer, a private pilot and an active member of Trinity College Dublin ‘Players’ theatre Gina has combined logic, a talent for numbers, and creativity, for over thirty years. Full Bio »

China, - is it time to pack your bags and go East? Have you been reading those headlines about the $billion dollar investment from the Chinese into Paramount or the recent $800million box office figures for Wolf Warrior 2 in China alone? And wondered how to get involved?

Get the lowdown from Gina Fegan, who has been there for the last two years working for a Chinese company investing over £40million in international film and TV projects. Gina will take us on a journey from basic etiquette to how to manage the money.


What You'll Learn:

  • The Chinese Market overview
    • Size
    • Growth
    • Players
  •  Key Questions:
    • How do I access it?
    • Can I do it myself of do I need a local partner? If so how do I find one?
    • How do I get around?
    • How do I meet the people I need to meet?
  • What’s hype and what’s real
  • How to do business – from ‘Guanxi’ to ‘Gambai’
  • Profile building in China
  • The Law – setting up a company to your working visa.
  • What’s not allowed – censorship.
  • Money – in and out of China
  • Q&A with Gina

About Your Instructor:

Working in China, for a Chinese investment company, in the last year Gina has invested more than £40million in animation, live action film, and music. The investments have been in both companies and projects linking the UK and China.

Previously Gina has worked between UK Government and the creative Industry and up to two years ago was the Screen & Digital Media Specialist at UK Dept International Trade (ex UKTI) developing the export strategy for the creative industries and guiding the focus on the development of relationships with China. She has worked across Government Departments including with the Prime Minister’s office on projects such as the creative industries showcase at Lancaster House during President Xi’s visit to the UK in 2015.

With key industry figures from all of the digital creative industries she founded the digital content consortium South East Media Network (SEMN) set up to exploit the convergence of traditional industries due to digital technology. SEMN provided international links and national support for over 5,000 companies. As the chief accountable officer and the founding Chief Executive of the UK Film Council's regional screen agency Screen South she lead the Government investment in film and new talent and worked with colleagues to create Screen England.

Gina is also an entrepreneur founding an online video platform and is an independent film producer.

She is an elected member of the BAFTA Council, on the advisory committee for Digital Hollywood, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

With experience in governance she has been on the Advisory Board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), on the BBC online advisory board, the Creative Foundation Folkestone, and the Metropole Gallery as well as a number of private SME’s.

Gina is an assessor for the funding programs for Innovate UK previously the Technology Strategy Board and the AHRC to support future technologies in the creative industries.

With a background as an engineer, a private pilot and an active member of Trinity College Dublin ‘Players’ theatre Gina has combined logic, a talent for numbers, and creativity, for over thirty years.


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