CCTV Visits LA to Interview TCG, LA Mayor, and Key Partners for a Documentary Series
TCG Press Release
July 19, 2012
LOS ANGELES - China Central Television, China’s national television network, recently completed a visit to Los Angeles to shoot footage and conduct interviews for a documentary featuring US-China cooperation aspects of Kung Fu Cultural Theme Park and the greater Wudang Mountain regional development, to which Ikonic Entertainment Group Ltd., a TCG portfolio company, has been a major contributor through a design and development contract that was consummated last December at a signing ceremony in Beijing.
Last December’s signing ceremony garnered nationwide attention toward the development of Wudang Mountain in China and was covered by the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many other major media worldwide. Ikonic Entertainment Group, a TCG joint venture with Landmark Entertainment’s Tony Christopher, has been hired to do the concept design work for Kung Fu Cultural Theme Park. This unique fusion of US technology and know-how with Chinese culture prompted CCTV to produce a special three-episode documentary series to follow the progress and success of this project which will air this October in China.
The purpose of the crew’s LA visit was to film Ikonic’s work and interview current and former government officials including LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former US Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor who attended the signing ceremony last December. Additionally, CCTV interviewed Jennifer Nielson, the Director of Kung Fu Panda II, the highest ever grossing film directed by a woman. Her studio, Dreamworks, combined Chinese culture with American technology, production, and distribution to create a global sensation. CCTV also interviewed a senior advisor to TCG, Dr. Robert Orlando, a professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Dr. Orlando has been sought by Taichi Lake Group, the main developer of the Wudang Mountain region, to create a health care center in the mountains fusing Chinese and western approaches to preventive care set amongst the clean air and natural beauty of a UN World Heritage site.
Taichi Lake Group has formed a joint venture with a local government entity, paving the way for a RMB 3 billion low interest loan from the Agricultural Bank of China, to be used for the development of multiple projects including the Kung Fu Cultural Theme Park. The park will host a groundbreaking ceremony in August of this year and is expected to open to the public in late 2014.
Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles interviewed by China Central Television (“CCTV”)
Mickey Kantor, former Secretary of Commerce/Partner at Mayor Brown interviewed by CCTV
Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda II Director in office
Dr. Robert A. Orlando, Lecturing Professor at Harvard University, Senior Advisor to Transworld Capital Group interviewed by CCTV
Jack Z. Chen, Founder and CEO of Transworld Capital Group and Chairman of Ikonic Entertainment Group (“Ikonic”) interviewed by CCTV
Brock Larsen, Kung Fu Cultural Theme Park's chief designer interviewed by CCTV
About Ikonic Entertainment Group
Ikonic Entertainment Group Ltd. is a new company formed in Los Angeles to provide the very best total project turnkey services to the entertainment real estate business in China. The company is the brainchild of Tony Christopher, the Founder & CEO of the Landmark Entertainment Group and Jack Chen, a Chinese American businessman and Founder & CEO of Transworld Capital Group (TCG) a financial advisory and investment firm specializing in cross-border business development and transaction management in China. Together the new company has the ability to design, build, finance, manage and turn over development of entertainment real-estate projects targeting China, the number one country in the world today in new land development. More information can be found at www.ikonicgroup.com.
About Transworld Capital Group
Transworld Capital Group is a financial advisory and investment firm specializing in cross border transactions between the Western World and Greater China. The company advises both on M&A and capital-raising transactions as well as partnerships to help businesses access the China market. More information can be found at www.transworldgroups.com.