LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On May 9, 2023, the Huading Awards Group announced in Los Angeles that, with the board of directors' approval, Wang Haige, Chairman of the Huading Awards Executive Committee, will officially step down within the year.
According to the Huading Awards Group’s regulations, Wang Haige's position as chairman of the executive committee has a term of three years and is eligible for re-election. Wang Haige took office as chairman in September 2017 and was re-elected in September 2020. Wang Haige is an outstanding representative of China's film industry and an important figure in the international film community. His film activities have been widely praised domestically and abroad. He has been rated as one of the "100 outstanding contributors to Chinese cinema in 100 years" by the New Era International Film Festival's "Golden Yanghua" Award. He has also been awarded dozens of important awards by relevant international organizations, such as "World Outstanding Chinese," "International Elite Leader," "World Peace Culture Ambassador," "Sino-US Cultural Exchange Messenger," and "Outstanding Achievement Award."
A person in charge of the Huading Awards Group stated that Wang Haige had led the team to extraordinary achievements over the years, leaving an indelible mark on the company's strategy, culture, and values. He has made the Huading Awards Group a widely influential entertainment brand, highly recognized by the film and television industries at home and abroad. The person in charge also said that after Wang Haige steps down as chairman, the Huading Awards Group will continue to implement the "Huading Awards 2027 Sustainable Strategic Development Plan," accelerate its globalization, and strive to expand the international influence of Chinese-language film and television works, strengthen East-West cultural exchanges among the people, and promote Asian multicultural cooperation.
From publicly available information, the first Huading Awards Ceremony was held in 2007, initially positioned as "a platform for equal dialogue between celebrities and the public, and a bridge for the introduction of Eastern culture into the world." Over the past 15 years, the Huading Awards Ceremony has held 36 consecutive ceremonies, covering fields such as film, television, music, and philanthropy, successfully achieving the international expansion of Chinese awards and becoming one of the most influential entertainment awards in Asia and one of the most prominent award organizations in the world.
After taking office as the chairman of the Huading Awards Executive Committee, Wang Haige made an important decision to promote the international communication of Chinese culture as the main task: establishing the Huading Award's global headquarters in Hollywood, the Asian office in Hong Kong and the Chinese office in Macau. Subsequently, significant measures were taken:
In 2018, the Huading Awards released the "Huading Awards 2027 Sustainable Strategic Development Plan" in Los Angeles. Under this strategic framework, the Huading Award strives to become one of the world's top three film awards. To achieve this goal, Wang Haige regards credibility as the foundation of the award, incubating a credit system utterly different from other international awards, focusing on audience popularity as the main criterion and expert recognition as an additional criterion, ensuring that the flow of traffic does not influence the authority and professionalism of the Huading Awards and making it an Asian award that combines the Oscars, Grammys, and Emmys.
On January 8, 2023, Wang Haige decided on behalf of the team to enhance the brand image and strengthen the brand's influence, upgrading the awards and ceremonies for film, television, music, and philanthropy to the Huading International Film Festival, Huading International Television Festival, Huading International Music Festival, Huading International Arts Festival, and Huading Charity Night.
The Huading Awards also announced the official launch of the "World Youth Film Short Film Competition." This is a crucial competition unit newly established by the Huading Award to adapt to the new trend of global film development, aiming to become a youth film creation competition with widespread influence and continuity for the youth and college student groups, promoting the industrialization of short films.
The Huading Awards Group focuses on the long-term cultivation of young filmmakers and has released a three-year global short film industry development plan. According to the project, the Huading Awards Group will join forces with multiple film academies worldwide to jointly initiate a global youth film short film social platform managed and operated by young filmmakers themselves, integrating creation, release, premiere, and trading.
The Huading Awards Group will launch three significant programs on this platform: the "Global Youth Film Partnership Program," "Global Youth Film Outstanding Creators Program," and the "Global Youth Director Development Program," to connect resources, establish channels, and provide overall planning for young people. Under this grand plan, the Huading Awards Group will invite outstanding young filmmakers to become platform partners first.
On May 9, 2007, 15 years ago, the "China 500 Performing Arts Celebrity Public Image Satisfaction Survey" was launched, considered the predecessor of the Huading Awards. At the same time, Wang Haige announced his resignation plan on the 15th anniversary of establishing the Huading Awards. According to the information disclosed, Wang Haige will continue to serve as a member of the group's board of directors after his resignation until the Huading Award Group's shareholders' meeting in 2025.
Foreign media reported for the first time that May 9 has a symbolic significance for the Huading Awards Group, and Wang Haige will continue to serve the film and television investment, public affairs, and Asian-Pacific community services after stepping down as the chairman of the Huading Awards Executive Committee. The famous Hollywood media "Variety" magazine reported that in December 2022, Wang Haige was elected president of the World Film Industry Association.