Mr Ma Zhong Jun
Chairman/ President, Ciwen Media Co., Ltd
• Chairman and President of Ciwen Media Co., Ltd.
• Vice President of Television Production Committee in China Radio and Television Society
• First-degree state screenwriter
• Adjunct Professor and MBA Practice Mentor, School of Economics and Management, Communication University of China
Ma Zhong Jun is a central person of the Chinese film and television industry, who owns unique pioneer spirit and business intelligence. In September 2015, he led Ciwen Media to complete a major assets restructuring, and officially listed on the Chinese A-share market in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in November. At present, Ciwen Media has developed into a large pan-entertainment media group composed of 13 sections covering film, television drama, animation, game, talent agent and other relevant businesses with the core "Internet plus"DNA. Ciwen Media spreads and shows stories and values of contemporary China through consistent and successful artworks.
In the beginning of 1970s, his creative drama “The Heat Flow Outdoor” with pioneer consciousness drew public attention, which is known as the pioneer of Chinese experimental drama. After which ,consistently “Red Skirts in Streets ”，“ Red Room, White Room and Black Room ”, movie script “Coastal Beach ” and many other works shocked the Chinese literary world. In the 1990s, Ma Zhongjun set foot in the film and television production, founded Ciwen Media in 2001, and cooperated with famous directors and producers through the early martial arts series like "Legend of the Condor Heroes", "Condor Heroes", " The Proud Twins ", "Seven Swordsmen from Tianshan", and then expanded to all themes TV series, which achieved a lot of Chinese TV ratings records. Later Ma Zhongjun got the prominent classic works "Eighteen Springs","Home"written by Chinese famous writer Zhang Ailing, Ba Jin towards the screen. He also produced "Journey to the West"one of the four great Chinese classical novels in 2011.
In film, his first production，the literary film "heaven lovers" won the 15th Tokyo Film Festival Best Artistic Contribution Award in 2002; the film "Seven Swords" jointed filming with the famous director Tsui Hark was selected as opening film at the Venice Film Festival in 2005, which created a new chapter of Chinese martial arts film. In 2008, Ciwen Film Distribution Company was established，Mr Ma cooperated with excellent directors and actors of Hong Kong and Taiwan to product a lot of outstanding films such as the film " Iron Triangle" directed by Tsui Hark, Johnny To, and Lin Lingdong, the film "The Underdog Knight" directed by Ding Sheng and the film "On His Majesty’s Secret Service" directed by Wong Jing. So far, Ma Zhongjun has produced hundreds of films and television plays, and he is also one of the leaders who leads Chinese television works to go abroad.
With the advent of the Internet era, China's film and television field is facing a transition period. Ma Zhongjun with his unique market foresight and outstanding business courage led Ciwen Media to go through a successful transformation. "The Journey of Flower" in 2015 created a miracle rating and opened the market of weeks broadcast drama mode. "The Mystic Nine" is a high-quality net adventure drama which gained a large number of fans. The drama "Chu Qiao Biography" in 2017 once again created the highest clicks on Chinese networks ever, in the meantime became a hit in YOUTUBE, gained the United States Asian film festival Golden Oak Award for outstanding TV drama, and becomes the only one finalists of Chinese film and television works in 2017 Cannes TV Festival Global The hottest TV drama award. Ciwen media continues to bring surprises to the audience at home and abroad.
Navigating the Chinese TV Market
Date: 19 March, 2018 (Monday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM