Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 5:08 PM
Wang Zhaohui is the production manager of CCTV 6's weekly magazine program, World Film Report. World Film Report covers films from all over the world, film festivals and news about directors and actors. Wang answered some questions from Danwei about her experiences making one of CCTV's more unusual programs.
How long have you been a production manager for World Film Report?
What was your previous work experience?
Why did you get into TV?
When did World Film Report start broadcasting? What is the aim of the program?
What kinds of films do you usually cover?
What kinds of difficulties do you encounter making the program
Most of my colleagues don't even know who Robert Redford is. Another example: I had a chance to interview Wim Wenders, who is one of my favorite directors and an important character in the international film scene. But the interview was reduced to a 30 second clip in the final program, because they said Chinese people are not interested in this type of director.
Is this because the program is very commercial, or because we are in China?
What do you think are the major differences between TV in China and other countries?
How different are the various CCTV channels?
Are standards of TV production improving
Has there been any talk amongst CCTV staff about the new regulations allowing foreign investment in TV production and how that will affect the TV industry in China?
World Film Report has a webpage here. You can watch the program on Sunday 6:45 - 7:00pm.
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