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The Asian Film Summit started with a breakfast on the Outdoor Garden Terrace of the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.
Introduction: Carolle Brabant (Telefilm Canada)
Opening Keynote Speaker: Noah Weinzweig (Teneighty)
Moderator: Liz Shackleton (Screen International)
In his opening remarks, Noah Weinzweig discussed his experiences on working on productions in Asia, including his on-the-ground work in China and other regions of Asia.
- Noah Weinzweig
Noah is a seasoned veteran of the Chinese film industry, and has secured his reputation as one of China's top producers, having spent almost twenty years in the mainland working across feature films, television commercials and high end documentary feature projects. He has worked on films such as Mission impossible 3, Manufactured Landscapes, Star Wars 3, and , as well as producing high end commercials in China and internationally for Nokia, Apple, BMW and Coca-Cola. Recent projects that Noah has been involved in includes Watermark, Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Man of Thai Chi. Noah was awarded Emmy honors for his producing work on a segment of HBO's The Pacific.
- Liz Shackleton
Based in Hong Kong, Liz Shackleton is Asia Editor for Screen International, over-seeing news and feature coverage in the Asia Pacific region. She is also editor of Screen International's dailies at the Dubai International Film Festival and Film Bazaar, organised by India¡¯s National Film Development Corporation.