Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 6:30 - 9: 00 pm

Location: The Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building B, Unit 7, Santa Monica


Chris Fenton, (’93, BS Engineering) is one of our favorite Hollywood producers, who spent decades in the movie industry and 17 years as the President of DMG Motion Picture Group, many of which were spent in China. In this event, Chris will share the motivation and the stories that created his book, Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business. The book is summarized as a deeply revealing memoir of big wins and hard lessons from a seasoned executive caught smack in the middle of the trillion-dollar soft power struggle pitting China against Hollywood, the NBA, and American business.

Join us as Chris takes us through his wild ride in the east with his warm and humorous style. Stay for the book signing after Chris’s talk. Light bites and beverages will be served.



For seventeen years, Chris Fenton served as president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group and GM of DMG North America, internationally orchestrating the creative and business activities of DMG—a multi-billion dollar global media company headquartered in Beijing. He has produced or supervised twenty-one films, grossing $2 billion in worldwide box-office. As an author, Fenton chronicled much of that work in FEEDING THE DRAGON: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business.


At present, he speaks regularly as a China expert and serves as CEO of Media Capital Technologies, having concluded a successful term as Senior Advisor to IDW Media Holdings focused on streamlining operations, expanding international business, and restructuring investments. Fenton also hosts US Congressional member delegations on diplomatic missions to China focused on trade, media, and investment. He is a Trustee of the US-Asia Institute, Advisor to the Canadian Trade Commissioner, and board member for several companies. Fenton, a contributor for RealClearPolitics, South China Morning Post, OUTKICK / Fox Sports, The Federalist, C-Suite Quarterly, Bleeding Cool, and The Wrap, regularly appears on Bloomberg.


Fenton, holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

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$35 per person for non-members
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