Alibaba
Alibaba

Alibaba Pictures, a subsidiary of China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group, announced it would invest 1 billion yuan (about 157 million U.S. dollars) in a project to support filmmakers over three years.

Alibaba
Alibaba

The initiative, a partnership between Alibaba Pictures, Youku Tudou Inc., Beijing Film Academy and the Communication University of China, will cultivate filmmakers under 45 years old across the world, said Zhang Qiang, CEO of Alibaba Pictures on Wednesday.

Selected candidates will be given the opportunity to work under one of three mentors: Anthony LaMolinara, winner of visual effects of the 77th Annual Academy Awards; Hollywood director Renny Harlin; and Chinese director Zhang Yibai.

The initiative will also provide opportunities for talent in animation, film design, special effects and comedy, said Zhang. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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