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Launched in the Year of the Horse. We talk to filmmakers, actors, writers, and others about what’s shooting (and showing) in and around China.

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Contributors

Michael Thede

Michael Thede

Founder & Contributor

Michael Thede is a Canadian screenwriter and story consultant. He studied Film & Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the Writing for Film & TV program at Vancouver Film School. He came to Asia nearly 15 years ago and is currently based in Shanghai, where he is also the founder and organizer of the Shanghai Screenwriters Workshop. WeChat: michaelthede78

Richard B. Seymore

Richard B. Seymore

Contributor

Richard B. Seymore is a British scriptwriter, story consultant, and producer with a passion for film, TV, and audio stories that matter. He studied screenwriting at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Film Oxford (UK) and has spent over a decade in Asia. He is currently based in Shanghai, where he is a regular contributor to the Shanghai Screenwriters Workshop. WeChat: rbsey77

Jordan DeFazio

Jordan DeFazio

Organizer (Beijing Screenwriters Group)

Jordan DeFazio is a Canadian screenwriter and professor at Beijing Film Academy, where he teaches Beginning Screenwriting and Film Genre. He holds a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University. He also studied Producing at New York Film Academy before completing his Masters at EICAR in Paris. Jordan has optioned multiple screenplays and is currently working on a web-series based on a popular Chinese film. WeChat: whitebread669

Christopher Freeman

Christopher Freeman

Web Designer & Administrator

Chris is a Canadian graphic designer who has one foot in web and the other in print. He currently operates a small studio in Berlin, Germany.

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