ERICH SCHWARTZEL is the author of Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, published in February 2022 by Penguin Press. Red Carpet details China’s growing influence over the American film industry and the country’s efforts to mount its own soft-power campaign around the globe. Schwartzel is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he has covered Hollywood since 2013. Prior to joining the Journal, he worked at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where his reporting on gas drilling across Appalachia won the Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting. He grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and lives in Los Angeles with his partner.
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