Oriental DreamWorks and Chinese partners announce Tibet movie

Filmmakers doing business in China are often advised to avoid the three Ts, as in Taiwan, Tibet and Tiananmen Square.

But that warning doesn't apply if you happen to be Jeffrey Katzenberg, the animation mogul who has been at the forefront of Hollywood's push into China.

The chief executive of DreamWorks Animation was in Beijing on Friday to attend a news conference announcing a China film project called "Tibet Code," an adventure movie based on a popular Chinese book series set in ninth-century Tibet.

The project is a co-production of Oriental DreamWorks -- a Chinese joint venture with Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation -- and Chinese investors, including China Film Group,  the nation's main film distributor.

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-- Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times

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