BEIJING, April 19, 2016 — Tau Films Executive Producer and John Hughes Institute (JHI) President, John Hughes, signed an agreement with the administrative committee of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area (BDA) to launch a visual effects facility and a visual arts center in Yizhuang, a suburb of Beijing.
The agreement will enable Tau Films and JHI to leverage state-of-the-art knowhow in entertainment media production to promote Chinese content in the global market. It is aided in part by collaboration with the prominent U.S. – based consulting firm and incubator, Frontier Technologies Consortium (FTC) Global that has offices in Beijing E-Town. “FTC Global and John Hughes VFX Science Ltd. (JH-VFX) spent a year on field marketing and partner preparations and this BDA-entry Partnership Agreement symbolizes that accomplishment in its China establishment,” said Jin Luo, Managing General Partner of FTC Global. “This collaboration provides the groundwork for us to engage with the wealth of artistic talent in China,” said John Hughes. The agreement with BDA and the collaboration with FTC Global underscores the efforts by Tau Films/JHI to bring a robust eco-system of technologies, content development, education/training, and related resources in service of the art and science of entertainment.
In a news article, dated April 21, in China Daily, Liang Sheng, Director of the administrative committee of BDA added that “the project will help improve the overall capacity of Yizhuang’s technology-oriented cultural industry.”
Tau Films/JHI has locations in the U.S., Malaysia, and India. It is currently involved in several global projects in animation, VR, visual effects (VFX), themed entertainment and education/training. John Hughes and the team at Tau/JHI have earned a number of Visual Effects, and Scientific/Technical awards and nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the Visual Effects Society (VFS).