CAA lands Wong Kar Wai

Hong Kong director signs with agency

CAA has signed Wong Kar Wai, marking the first time the Hong Kong-based director has had a Hollywood agent.

The director said he will work with CAA to develop and direct English-language projects.

Wong’s “In the Mood for Love” was named best foreign-language film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics, and he received the director prize at Cannes for “Happy Together.”

Other films include “Chungking Express,” “Days of Being Wild” and “Fallen Angels.” He most recently directed “My Blueberry Nights,” which opened the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, and his 1994 film “Ashes of Time” was re-released by Sony Pictures Classics last year and played at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Wong served as president of the jury at Cannes in 2006, becoming the first Chinese prexy in that fest’s history.

He continues to be managed by Paul Schwartzman.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading