Jim Laurie is Director and CEO of Focus Asia Productions Ltd., a Hong Kong based company engaging in television consulting projects and television program production. He is currently based in Washington DC. where he serves as Senior Consultant to CCTV America (the US production arm of China Central Television).
He is currently working on distribution in the American market of new CCTV America current affairs programming. e-mail: email@example.com
Previous: From 2005 to 2012, Laurie was head of the broadcast department of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong.
During this time, he was also producer of a number of documentaries and television series.
A six part environmental series "Earth Factor Asia" (2008-09) aired on Public Television in the United States as did the award winning magazine series 'Focus Asia' (2003-2006) A one hour film profiled citizens in Asia campaigning for environmental protection. The film entitled 'EFA: Making a Difference' (excerpted on this site) aired on KQED San Francisco in 2010. A medical documentary "Cambodia O.R." also distributed as "Cambodia Surgical Ward" aired on BBC World (2010-2011) A six part TV series "Asia Business Leaders." aired on the BBC in 2009)
Jim Laurie is a former Correspondent for ABC News and NBC News.
He is known for his work in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa.