Group will offer a 40 per cent rebate to qualifying producers who use its new studio in Qingdao, China, the company announced at an event in Los Angeles where executives called for more collaboration between US and Chinese filmmakers.
The incentive will be paid from a five-year, $750 million fund created by Wanda and the local government in Qingdao, officials told a group of Hollywood
executives in producers seated in a theatre at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
"This is an opportunity for Hollywood, not a competition for Hollywood," Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin
said from a podium on stage, speaking through a translator.
Wang, a billionaire who is China's richest man, has been the biggest Chinese dealmaker in Hollywood, buying "Jurassic World" producer Legendary Entertainment and US cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings.
He is now trying to lure Hollywood
filmmakers to a new multibillion-dollar production studio and entertainment district in Qingdao, a city on China's eastern coast.
is a real estate and media conglomerate. Two of its key listed units are Dalian Wanda
Commercial Properties and Wanda Cinema Line Corp.