HONG KONG — Colorful kung-fu specialist Bey Logan has been hired as the Weinstein Co.’s new rep in Asia.
As VP of acquisitions and co-productions, he will oversee the company’s Asian acquisitions activities and negotiate co-production deals for firstrun and library titles throughout Asia. He’ll also oversee the temporarily named Weinstein Co.’s forthcoming Asian productions.
Company prexy Harvey Weinstein said: “Bey Logan’s reputation and business contacts throughout Asia make him a fantastic resource and an integral part of the growth of our new company both domestically and throughout Asia.”
Other members of the Weinstein Co.’s acquisitions team will soon be announced.
Since coming to Hong Kong in the early 1990s, Blighty-born Logan has been involved with companies including Media Asia, Emperor Multimedia Group and Visualizer Films.
He scripted pics including “The Medallion” and “Gen-X Cops” and has produced “Jackie Chan: My Story,” “The Twins Effect” and the recently wrapped “Dragon Squad,” which stars Sammo Hung and Michael Biehn.
Logan was most recently Hong Kong rep for Australian foreign sales outfit Arclight Films.
Under their Miramax label, Harvey and Bob Weinstein produced films in Asia including “Kill Bill Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2” and “The Great Raid.” Miramax’s Asian acquisitions included “Shaolin Soccer” and “Hero.”
Since their separation agreement from Miramax’s parent Disney, the Weinsteins have picked up Asian titles including Thai actioner “Tom yum goong” and Chen Kaige’s “The Promise,” which was jointly acquired with Chinese financier IDG New Media Fund.