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'September 18' Secures Financing for China Production

May 23, 2013

YellowBrix

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 18 Productions announced today that it has secured financing for production of the feature motion picture 'September 18,' with an imminent production start date in China. The film is produced by Donna Smith, former President and CEO of Cinema Completions International, which under her leadership guaranteed Academy Award-winning films such as 'The Hours, 'Crouching Tiger/ Hidden Dragon,' 'Traffic,' 'The English Patient,' 'The Thin Red Line' and 'Hero.'

Donna Smith commented, "With China rapidly emerging as the largest market globally for film distribution, it is also moving to the forefront for production. Navigating the channels of government, financing and production in China still presents a formidable challenge, but I look forward to helping guide 'September 18' to successful completion. It is a film of both significant cultural value and interest - as well as a moving, entertaining story."

'September 18' is executive-produced by Yan Ming Guang; Huang An Ming - who produced the films 'Pleasant Garden' and 'The Man Who Liberated his Home Country, as well as the television series 'The Nameless Hero'; and Rob Chuang, co-founder of GearCloud Labs and Calico Commerce.

Based on actual events in 1931, 'September 18' tells the story of a young woman's transformation from an innocent girl into a seasoned soldier. As the daughter of a top leader for the Resistance Movement in Manchuria against Japanese invaders, she is molded by the harsh realities of war and the struggle between Resistance supporters and those who appeased the Japanese.

'September 18' will be the directorial debut of Jin Ge, former Paris representative of the China Film Distribution Corporation and Secretary of the International Audiovisual Committee, and NGO of UNESCO.

Found Agency Aaron Henry, 310-245-8218 aaron@found-agency.com

Source: September 18 Productions

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