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EDI Media Inc. Successfully Hosted Their 14th Annual Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival Activities

The 2018 14th Annual Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) and Chinese American TV Festival (CATF) activities were successfully hosted by EDI Media Inc. The CAFF Golden Angel Award Ceremony and Opening Ceremony was held at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood and the CATF Golden Angel Award Ceremony was held at Writer’s Guild of America Theatre West (WGAW) in Beverly Hills.

Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2018 --( This year’s festival was a much-anticipated film celebration; participants included thousands of film and TV industry leaders, political figures, celebrities, overseas Chinese community leaders and business elites. The CAFF and CATF schedule included the following events:

- CATF & CAFF Welcome Dinner
- CATF & CAFF Co-Production Summit and Market
- CATF Golden Angel Award Ceremony
- CAFF Golden Angel Award Ceremony
- CATF & CAFF Showcase Gala
- Nationwide Film Screenings

The chairman of CAFF & CATF, President of EDI Media Inc., James Su expressed his thanks to everyone in attendance at the CAFF Golden Angel Award Ceremony. Chairman Su described CAFF and the film and TV industry as, “Not only a platform for cooperation but a chance to contribute and promote the Chinese-American cultural exchange. Good films and television projects are an extension of every culture which is the backbone of a nation.” He hopes CAFF and CATF can continue to make contributions to the integration of Chinese and American cultures.

During the CAFF, actress Li Bingbing was honored twice with the Golden Angel Award for “Best Actress” for her role in Warner Bros. “The Meg” and “Chinese American Film Art Exchange and Contribution Award” for her contributions bringing both cultures together through film. Anthony Gonzalez, the voice for Miguel in Disney’s Award-winning film “Coco” was honored as the “Best New Actor.” Coco was in the top 5 highest grossing U.S. film in China between September 2017-September 2018.

Additional honorees included:
The Best Actor: Chow Yun-Fat “Project Gutenberg”
Best Producer: Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO of Perfect Village Entertainment, and producer for “Shadow”
Most Influential AwardKelsey Scott Actress in the Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave” and Emmy nominated for her role in, “Fear the Walking Dead”
Biggest Breakthrough AwardByron Mann, Actor in “Skyscraper,” “The Big Short,”and “Street Fighter”
Most Popular U.S. Films in China on Behalf of China Film Bureau:Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ready Player One, Coco, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout

During the CATF Golden Angel Award Ceremony, Jin Dong received the Golden Angel Award for Best Actor for "Mr. Right," Qin Lan received the Golden Angel Award for Best Actress for “Story of Yanxi Palace.” Zach McGowan was honored with the Golden Angel Award for “Outstanding U.S. Actor” for his leading roles on Black Sails, The Walking Dead, Shameless, The 100 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Additional Celebrities in Attendance at CATF and/or CAFF Included:
Michael Levine - Governor of the TV Academy Emmy’s Music, Eight-time ASCAP Award-winning Composer Aiden Turner Star of Tyler Perry’s hit television show "If Loving You Is Wrong" Toni Trucks Actress in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” and "Seal Team" Hank Chen Leading actor in upcoming movie, "Life-Size 2" Madison Lintz Leading Actress in The Walking Dead and Bosch Megan Lawless Leading actress from, “The Hate U Give” Nicolas Coster Emmy Award Winning Actor Reggie Lee Actor in “The Fast and the Furious” and “Grimm” Olivia Rodrigo Leading actress in Disney’s Bizaardvark Matthew Knowles Actor in Asura Pen Densham - Two time Oscar Nominee, Producer and writer Mike Gabrawy CCO Arclight Films Christina Lee Storm Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, and Emerging Technology at Dreamworks David Kornblum V.P. of Theatrical Sales and Distribution and Global Acquisition at Walt Disney Studios Niels Swinkels Executive Vice-President International Distribution at Universal Pictures International Entertainment Gillian Zhao Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. China Claudia Sun VP Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Miranda Bailey CEO of Cold Iron Pictures Shane Duffy CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment / CEO of Camsing Global Entertainment, North America Hal Sparks Actor, musician, and talk show host for Emmy Award-winning show The Soup Lloyd Kaufman President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger and former Elected chairman of IFTA-Independent Film and TV Alliance Lloyd Kaufman Max Aruj Wrote additional music on Mission: Impossible - Fallout and on The Crown. Also served as score producer for The Lego Batman Movie and Pacific Rim: Uprising Jared Faber Grammy Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated composer for film & TV Kevin Kliesch EMMY® award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his work on the Disney Junior series Sofia The First Jonathan Beard Orchestrator for "Handmaid’s Tale," "Tomb Raider" and "Predator" Michael Uslan Producer of the Batman films Bobby Roth Television and film writer and director. Director on "Prison Break," "Hawaii Five-O," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Grey’s Anatomy" Arthur Sarkissian CAFF member, Producer of the "Rush Hour" series and "The Foreigner" Richard Anderson Academy Award-winning sound engineer, CAFF Committee member Omar Akram a Grammy Award Winning recording artist, composer and pianist Neal Acree Neal Acree is a BAFTA nominated film, television and video game composer whose work includes the massively popular game franchises World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft Joe Kraemer Award-winning composer, has worked on projects like, "The Way Of The Gun," “Jack Reacher,” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
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