TCL Chairman Li Dongsheng and President Alwyn Kushner of TCL Chinese Theatre on a red carpet ceremony
At 11a.m. local time on November 1 in Los Angeles, a handprint ceremony was held for Feng Xiaogang, a famous Chinese movie director, at TCL Chinese Theatre. Feng became the first director from the Chinese Mainland to receive such an honor.
TCL Chairman & CEO Li Dongsheng attended the ceremony as a host and delivered a speech of congratulations to Feng on winning such an honor. Important guests attending the ceremony include Chairman Wang Zhongjun of Huayi Brothers and Chinese movie stars Xu Fan, Zhang Guoli, and Deng Jie. TCL Chinese Theatre also held a reception for movie fans of Feng. As the sponsor for the function, TCL donated 35 smart TV sets, which were given to Feng fans as souvenirs through a lucky-drawing game.
Feng left his footprints at TCL Chinese Theatre
Feng left his handprints and footprints at TCL Chinese Theatre
As an icon of global movie industry, TCL Chinese Theatre holds some 40 movie premiere each year. During the past 90 years, a great number of important ceremonies were held here including 3 Academy Awards and the premieres for "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter". The front yard of TCL Chinese Theater is the famous "star courtyard" with handprints and footprint of over 200 world-famous movie stars and directors from different times and styles, including Marilyn Monroe and Sylvester Stallone, to name just two. Feng is the first director from the Chinese Mainland to receive such an honor.
On the same day, "Beijing Movie Show in North America" was held at TCL Chinese Theater, featuring a number of Chinese movies mostly by Feng, including "1942", "Tangshan Earthquake", "Sincere Dating", "Assembly Call", "No Thieves", "Evening Banquet", and "Cell Phone". This show is part of “Beijing Movies Global Show” and lasts from November 1st to 3rd.
Feng left his signature at TCL Chinese Theatre
Chinese movie stars came to attend the ceremony
As one of the most influential directors in China, Feng is referred to as the "Father of New Year Movie" in the Chinese Mainland, who has directed a number of influential movies coving various subjects and types and creating more than RMB200,million box office. Feng was happy to attend this handprint ceremony and hold this movie show so as to bring his Chinese movies to the international audience to let them learn more about the Chinese movie and the Chinese culture at large.
(By TCL Brand Management Center)