Tom Hooper to oversee Chinese film festival jury

British moviemaker Tom Hooper has signed up as president of the jury at the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival in China. The Les Miserables director will lead the panel in selecting the recipient of the 2013 Golden Goblet Award at the event, which runs from 15-23 June (13).
Hooper says, “I was most touched and honoured to have been asked to serve as President of the Jury at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival. I am delighted to accept this invitation and am very much looking forward to my stay in Shanghai and participating in this year’s festival. I have great admiration for the festival’s efforts to provide a platform for directors to realise their dreams as this is, of course, close to my heart.”
Festival bosses will also screen a selection of Hooper’s films in its Tribute To Masters section. Luc Besson and Danny Boyle are among the past jury presidents at the event.