HONG KONG - DMG Entertainment, the Chinese production company behind "Iron Man 3" and "Looper," is to shoot a shoot a new Chinese-language drama show in Seattle, Washington.
The currently untitled show will be developed and produced by DMG and Washington FilmWorks and broadcast on state-run China Central Television (CCTV).
The show has been announced by CCTV on its slate of 2014 programs, but details are currently being developed. It is expected to be a scripted drama, with episodes possibly of one hour each, following the lives and loves of a group of Chinese nationals as they leap through the hurdles of modern American life.
"The support from Washington FilmWorks and Governor Inslee's office has been great and is a clear indication of the future of this collaboration," said Dan Mintz, CEO and co-founder of DMG Entertainment. "The Seattle area boasts a highly diverse cultural make-up and that includes a lot of Chinese and Asian communities, which makes it a perfect place to set the show."
This year's hit Chinese movie "Finding Mr Right" by Xue Xiaolu was largely set in the Seattle area.
"China represents a major trading partner for a wide range of Washington State industries; the agreements signed today with Chinese film and technology companies, like DMG, will be the foundation of our shared economic success," said Inslee.
Washington FilmWorks is a legislatively commissioned non-profit organization that manages the Washington state film incentive programs and encourages growth of the film and video production industry in the state.