Wuhan Cultural Development Group Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred as “Wuhan Cultural Development Group”) was established in March, 2014. It is a state-owned cultural enterprise approved by the Wuhan Municipal Committee and Municipal Government of Hubei Province. Up to now, the Group has 12 funded companies (including 5 holding companies).
Ⅰ. Industry development situation of the Cultural Development Group
The main operation scope, which was issued on Wuhan Cultural Development Group Co., Ltd Establishment Plan by the Wuhan Municipal Committee and Municipal Government in 2013, includes: cultural industry, project investment, cultural infrastructure, cultural industry park development, construction and operation management; cultural film and television, cultural finance, cultural tourism industry, cultural exhibition services, asset management services, planning and organization services of large-scale performance activities, etc.
After more than five years of development, Wuhan Cultural Development Group has formed key business blocks such as cultural parks, cultural film and television, cultural festivals, cultural finance, and cultural travel and health blocks.
1.Cultural park block. The “Huazhong Zhigu” project, which is invested and developed by Wuhan Cultural Development Group, is the largest cultural industry park in Central China and the fourth national digital publishing base approved by the State Press and Publication Administration. The project is located in the core area of Business City of Wuhan City Economic and Technological Development Zone, with covering an area of 246.6 acres and a total construction area of about 500,000 m2. The first phase of the project was delivered in 2016, with nearly 80 enterprises (institutions) being introduced. The second phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2020. By then, the number of enterprises in the park will reach 200, 20,000 people will be employed, the output value will be 10 billion Yuan and tax revenue will be 500 million Yuan. In May of this year, Huazhong National Digital Publishing Base (Huazhong Zhigu) participated in the “Shenzhen Cultural Fair” and was awarded the “Excellent Exhibition Award” by the Office of the Organizing Committee of the Cultural Fair. Now, Wuhan Cultural Development Group is looking for new cultural industry land, so as to copy the experience of construction and operation of cultural industry parks, and create a second “Zhigu”.
2.Culture and film block. For the co-production of the TV series "You and My best times", 80% of the scenes are taken from Wuhan and surrounding area, and the premiere rating is at the top of the film and television drama at the same period. For the assisted production film "The Best of Us", 100% of the scenes are taken from Wuhan, and the box office had exceeded 400 million Yuan when it was released on June 6 of this year. Moreover, the "Magic elephant Legend", an animated film co-produced with China Film Group and New Zealand, will be released worldwide. The animated version of "Here" is nominated for the Xinguang Award and the anime movie "Island Brothers" is being filmed
3. Cultural Festival block. Wuhan Cultural Development Group has successfully held 4 sessions of the Chinese Youth Film Week and 4 sessions of “China·Wuhan Short Video Festival”. This year, the 7th CISM Military World Games was held in Wuhan, Hubei Province. It has carried out the logistics support services for the 7th CISM Military World Games, established a command headquarters, and set up a team of more than 100 people to fight in the forefront to ensure the successful completion of the 7th CISM Military World Games. By making propaganda film, anime animation, posters, countdown cards, souvenirs, the Central European train body and other forms and carriers, it vigorously promotes the 7th CISM Military World Games, and has organized the 7th CISM Military World Games mascot "Bingbing" special animation contest. The "Chinese Youth Film Week", which is scheduled to be held from November 25th to 28th, strives to make the film week a brand festival with characteristics of Wuhan, national brands and international influence. The famous actor Huang Xuan will be appointed as image spokesman of the film week, Wang Kai, a Wuhan-based actor, will be invited as the opening host, Jiang Wen will be the chairman of the final judging panel, and Chen Daoming, Andy Lau, Robert Redford, James Cameron and other domestic and foreign films artists are invited to take part in the ceremony. The group also took the lead in hosting the 2019 China•Wuhan Short Video Festival and the “7th CISM Military World Games Microview” Creative Short Video Contest, which focuses on two hot topics: “The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of New China “and “Micro-Viewpoint of the 7th CISM Military World Games”. It has collected more than 500 works from all over the country, among which 32 award-winning films are awarded, which greatly promotes the development of Wuhan's short video industry. By cooperation with the Donghu Scenic Area Management Committee, a 207 acres music park will be built next to the East Lake Greenway. The functional layout includes lawn music area, forest stage, scene marketing, leisure and entertainment, talent incubation, cultural and creative arts, etc., for the purpose of promoting the Wuhan music industry development. It plans to hold the first New Year's concert at the end of January next year, and later at least 100 concerts will be held each year.
4. Cultural finance block. Cultural Development Group, as the entrusted management institution of the Municipal Cultural Industry Development Guidance Fund, has submitted 4 sub-funds approved by the Guiding Fund Board. The guiding fund plans to allocate 135 million funds, with 130 million Yuan arranged by the municipal financial fund arrangements. The total scale of the four sub-funds is planned to be 625 million, which can amplify the financial funds by 4.63 times, and effectively promote social capital to support the development of Wuhan's cultural industry. At the same time, in accordance with the work plan of the Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, the Municipal Cultural Tourism Bureau and the Municipal Financial Work Bureau on the working plan of establishing of a national-level cultural and financial integration demonstration zone, Cultural Development Group takes the lead and actively forms the cultural and financial center under the support of the three levels of government in the province and cooperation the China Exchange Office, the Hongshan District Government, so as to solve the problem of financing difficulties for small and medium-sized micro-cultural enterprises. In September of this year, the Wuhan Cultural and Financial Service Center was unveiled officially.
5. Cultural travel and health block. In accordance with the requirements of cultural and tourism integration development, it explores the investment and construction model of cultural travel and health by relying on Wuhan's unique regional advantages and historical humanities advantages. Starting with the construction of regional cultural tourism products, it plans the Huangpi Mulan Cultural and Ecological Zone at first. The project covers an area of about 4,400 acres. The overall structure of the project is “one district and two towns” (one district, namely Mulan Wenlvkang Resort; two towns, namely Mulan Culture Film and Television Town, Mulan Kangyang Town), the total investment is about 4 billion Yuan.
Ⅱ. Future planning
Cultural Development Group will adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping's socialism ideal with Chinese characteristics in new era. Under the strong leadership of the Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Government and the Propaganda Department of the Municipal Party Committee, it will not forget the initial heart, remember the mission, and make effort on reform and innovation, and work hard on five key service blocks. As a municipal state owned enterprise, it will make great contribution on high quality development of Wuhan cultural industry and acceleration of the construction of the “three-oriented” Wuhan and the national central cities.
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