Suspense scripts under the spotlight at TV fest forum

According to Zhang Yongchen, president of Pilot Media, a challenge for Chinese screenwriters is how to create a script with distinctive elements of Chinese culture.

Pilot Media will cooperate with domestic leading online literature platforms and film production companies to create more high-quality suspense scripts, officials said at a screenwriters forum of the 24th Shanghai TV Festival.

Young talented screenwriters will be cultivated as a joint effort of Pilot Media and Migu Reading. Literary works offered by China Literature Limited and Jiuyuu.com will also provide abundant resources and ideas for scripts, some of which will be developed into suspense movies and TV series.

According to Zhang Yongchen, president of Pilot Media, a challenge for Chinese screenwriters is how to create a script with distinctive elements of Chinese culture.

“The suspense genre will definitely become a hot spot on China's screens," Zhang said. "Screenwriters in China need to learn many new scriptwriting concepts and styles from their Western peers."

Online series production teams and young screenwriters, including Tian Shen, Wang Wentong and Yang Ruoxuan, have also announced they will join Pilot Media to create more original and youth-oriented stories.  

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