New York - China's Enlight Media's President, Wang Changtian, will be honored with the CineAsia Production & Filmmaker Award at this year's convention in Hong Kong. This award will be presented as part of the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 12th at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
"It is a great honor to be able to single out the achievements of Wang Changtian and Enlight Media at this year's CineAsia", noted Robert H. Sunshine, Co-Managing Director of the annual convention. "Wang's entrepreneurial spirit in founding Enlight Media 15 years ago has lead to it becoming the largest and fastest growing private media entertainment company in China."
Wang Changtian has been a pioneer in China's privately-operated media and entertainment industry since beginning at Enlight Media in October, 1998. Under his leadership, Enlight Media has grown to become China's largest private media and entertainment company, and on August 3rd, 2011, was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code 300251).
Enlight's services cover all six key areas of the modern entertainment industry: television production and marketing; large variety shows and award ceremonies; film investment, production, and distribution; investing in and distributing television shows; agency for actors and others in the creative industries; and new media distribution. Enlight holds a leading position in each of these areas, and has operated profitably in all for more than 10 years, as well as maintained growth in all these areas, sustaining its position as a quickly expanding media company. In particular, Enlight Pictures is one of the top three privately-held film companies in China.
The success of its debut film Confession of Pain in 2006 marked the beginning of Enlight's rise to fame, following which Enlight released a great number of popular titles many of which were produced by Wang himself. In 2009, Enlight Pictures began to invest in big-budget productions such as City Under Siege, Mural, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, All's Well Ends Well 2010, The Four series, and The Assassins. Enlight Pictures' 2012 film Lost in Thailand grossed more than $200 million USD, and remains the highest grossing film in China. Now in 2013, Enlight Pictures has released highly anticipated titles such as The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel which starred four "Golden Horse Awards" winners, Peter Chan's American Dreams in China and renowned actress Vicky Zhao's directorial debut So Young. These releases have allowed Enlight Pictures to be China's leading privately-held film company, boasting the largest film distribution networks in China.
CineAsia 2013 will take place from December 10-12, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars, and the CineAsia Trade Show. CineAsia is produced by Prometheus Global Media., owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Billboard and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, the CLIO Awards as well as ShowEast and CineEurope.
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