Fo­cus­ing on hur­ri­cane

China Daily (USA) - - LIFE - Con­tact the writer at wangkai­hao@ chi­nadaily.com.cn By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS in Bev­erly Hills, Cal­i­for­nia

al­though he be­lieves im­pos­si­ble to found a genre on Chi­nese TV.

For in­stance, he plans to tackle South China Sea disputes in up­com­ing pro­duc­tions.

“Film and TV have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to in­form fu­ture gen­er­a­tions about his­tory,” he says.

“Our in­dus­try should have the courage to voice Chi­nese sen­ti­ments and win more say in in­ter­na­tional me­dia when our sovereignty in the South China Sea is vi­o­lated.”

Wu be­lieves more sub­jects will be­come avail­able for mil­i­tary-themed TV dra­mas to ad­dress.

Chi­nese TV has hardly touched upon theKore­anWar, it’s new for in­stance.

But this year’s The 38th Par­al­lel has be­come wildly pop­u­lar since it de­picts the war from not only a Chi­nese per­spec­tive but also re­mains neu­tral to­ward the Repub­lic of Korea and United States.

“Our coun­try now de­serves the cul­tural con­fi­dence to re­viewour past,” he says.

“But an ex­pan­sion of wartime dra­mas should never ad­vo­cate bel­li­cos­ity nor ex­ag­ger­ate in­di­vid­ual hero­ism. They should tell peo­ple war is cruel, and we must cher­ish peace.”

As The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son rides the high of its 22 Emmy nom­i­na­tions, the writ­ing team be­hind sea­son two of the FX an­thol­ogy se­ries Amer­i­can Crime Story is hard at work on scripts for the next in­stall­ment, which fo­cuses onHur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina.

“We want the events that brought Amer­ica to­gether and also that shine a light on the parts of Amer­ica that maybe we don’t want to ac­knowl­edge,” said ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Brad Simp­son on Tues­day, fol­low­ing a panel for TV crit­ics about The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son.

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