Willing collaborators: Negotiation change in East Asian media production

This project examines how media firms and entrepreneurs from China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong are moving into flexible and innovative forms of collaboration. Focusing on cinema, television and mobile apps in East Asia, the study enhances academic, industry and policy understandings of the dynamics of regional media flows. In addition, the project investigates opportunities and challenges for Australian and other international media companies. It addresses the urgent need to foster understanding of the media industries and cultures of Australia’s regional neighbours in order to better equip the nation and its screen sectors to participate in the forthcoming ‘Asian Century’.

Project team


  • Professor Terry Flew
  • Professor Michael Keane, Curtin University
  • Dr Brian Yecies, University of Wollongong

Project funding

  • ARC Discovery Project (2014-2017)