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China’s film industry is reaching out to U.S. screenwriters with a first-of-its-kind competition designed to foster artistic collaboration between China and the U.S.

On behalf of the Cultural Assets Office of the Beijing municipal government, director Huiguang Zhang on Monday will announce the launch of the 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition. Open to U.S.-based contestants of all nationalities, the competition is asking writers to submit both short film and feature film screenplays centered on Beijing and its multifaceted culture.

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