STAY IN CHARACTER red carpet – photo by Hu John
SHANGHAI, China – Aug. 29, 2015 – PRLog — Drago Lazetich, founder of STAY IN CHARACTER entertainment industry networking event, announced today the third installment of the popular gathering of people from across the creative professions. This one is martial arts-themed. Lazetich said the them reflects that Kungfu films are the most popular Chinese cinema worldwide. The event will feature a catwalk with fashion designers’ work and a martial arts kick. Guests are encouraged to show up in martial arts costume.
“We see Shanghai as an epicenter of the booming China film industry,” said Lazetich. “We have actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and other entertainment industry professionals of every kind from across China and from around the world all converging on Shanghai. STAY IN CHARACTER is a place for them all to come together, chill out and put faces to names.”
Co-founder Marianne Kaulima of Design Publicist MKREATES says the events have seen unprecedented success. The first two events both welcomed hundreds of professionals to come together at top night spots in Shanghai such as the boutique luxury of the URBN hotel BeerGRDN and this coming event will be at Shanghai’s new night spot Sweet & Sour on the fashionable West Nanjing Road.
“We have had amazing support for these events within the entertainment community,” said Kaulima. “We have also seen growing interest from sponsors in the business community because the creative industry and the cultural exchange of local Chinese and international talents is something they support.”
Richard Trombly is the Editor of China Indie Film http://china-indie-film.com/ and a co-organizer. He has been doing film-related events, short film contests, film festivals and screenings in Shanghai since 2006. He said a vibrant independent film scene is blossoming in Shanghai and the growth has been so strong that it was the right time to launch STAY IN CHARACTER in April of this year.
“China officially produced about 700 feature films last year and the box office surged 36 percent in 2014 to $4.76 billion,” said Trombly. “That figure does not take into account the content-hungry web platforms like Youku.com and the cable networks all with rapidly increasing demand for content independent content.”
American actor Zareh Martiross has attended both previous events and is eager for the upcoming event. He says members of the entertainment community have been really excited about these events. The last event happened during the Shanghai International Film Festival and featured a catwalk of the creative movie mask and costume designs of Mike Loh and Shanghai-based Uratz Studio. “Red Carpet” photography and video was shot by Hu John of Shanghai-based SeS Productions. Some SIFF attendees took the opportunity to join STAY IN CHARACTER to meet the local talents up close and personal.
“These gatherings not only bring friends and colleagues together to network and share their experiences while sipping a wine or beer and enjoying the show, said Martiross. “It also builds your character by providing incentive to improve your skills by working with these other great talents you mingle with.”
details: Kungfu cinema theme with film & fashion featured
date: Thursday, 10 Sept, 2015
time: 7:00 PM – Late
location: Sweet & Sour Restaurant, 698 West Nanjing Lu, 7F, Shanghai Near the line 2 West Nanjing Lu metro stop and across from Qinghai Lu and the Shanghai TV offices.
About STAY IN CHARACTER
Launched in April 2015 by a trio of long-term Shanghai film industry professionals, STAY IN CHARACTER is designed to support the entertainment industry through networking and events across the industry. Film and entertainment is a great medium of cultural exchange and the STAY IN CHARACTER events encourages local and international talents of all levels to come together to share expertise and experiences.
Phone: + 86 138 1782 7962
About China Indie Film
– Interpreting China to the world though film – China Indie Film is a platform designed to explore, analyze and support the burgeoning China independent film industry. Based in Shanghai, it seeks to support the community across Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and other centers of Chinese diaspora through news, events, critique, screenings and industry insights. Visit us at: http://china-indie-film.com/
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