For two gweilos (Westerners) in the Asian film industry, Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J. Werner have come a very long way. But then Barendrecht has been known to describe himself as an egg: white…
The first thing that people like to report about Bill Kong is how shy and unassuming he is. Next they say how powerful and successful he is. Unusually, both are true.
The quietly spoken head of Adlabs Films, Manmohan Shetty can be likened to India's version of Bill Kong. He draws on years of experience and has excellent instincts honed from work at the sharp end…
For all intents and purposes, China Film Group is the Chinese film industry -- it controls the purse strings, the facilities and the talent, and it decides who makes what and when. As the head of…
He describes himself as "the driving force behind UTV's evolution into India's first truly global media company." In truth, Rohinton "Ronnie" Screwvala has very little to be modest about.
Wang Zhongjun is a man of no small ambition. He dominates the Chinese film business with his ability to spot top talent and projects. He also has a knack for luring cash to fund the plans of the…
Since taking over as CEO of CJ Entertainment in late 2005, Kim Joo-sung has seen his company solidify its position as the local market's biggest player, while also pushing ahead on an international…
Yash Raj Chopra may represent the old guard of Indian cinema, but he is not just Bollywood's spiritual leader -- he also remains on the front line of both directing and producing.
Director, Singapore Film Commission
Tcha Seung-jai, co-president of Korea's most prolific production company Sidus FNH, is considered one of the industry's most influential figures, even in an off-year.