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Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Five Projects, Promotes Peilin Chou

Oriental DreamWorks has unveiled five new movie projects and promoted Peilin Chou to the post of chief creative officer.

The company announced Tuesday that it’s developing “Over the Moon,” a modern-day retelling of the Chinese myth about a mysterious moon goddess, with Audrey Wells writing and Janet Yang executive-producing. It’s also developing an untitled Chinatown project as a comedic adventure with supernatural elements, with Alan Yang, co-creator of  “Master of None,” executive-producing.

Oriental DreamWorks also said it’s developing superhero project “The Monkey King,” written by Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich; the comedy “Illumikitty,” about a feline plot for world domination, written by Jenny Bicks; and the animated comedy “Lucky,” written by Rita Hsiao (“Mulan”).

Oriental DreamWorks is backed by DreamWorks Animation, CMC Capital Partners, Shanghai Media Group, and Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited. Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks to buy Universal’s 45% stake in the company, which Universal inherited when Comcast acquired DreamWorks Animation last year. There has also been speculation that Oriental DreamWorks is set to restructure; its workforce has already dropped in number by more than half.

Chou, previously the head of creative, will be responsible for shaping the animation studio’s overall creative direction and overseeing all of its animated feature films, including the previously announced “Everest,” which will be distributed by Universal Pictures in 2019.

“We are very excited that Peilin Chou is taking on this role as we expand our slate and commit to bringing audiences worldwide the highest quality in animated entertainment,” said Li Ruigang, chairman of Oriental DreamWorks and  CMC Capital Partners. “I know she will make a tremendous contribution to Oriental DreamWorks. Peilin’s extensive experience in creating successful global content, and her cultural connection and passion for China, make her uniquely qualified to lead the global mission of ODW.”

Chou will be based in Shanghai and New York. Oriental DreamWorks co-produced the first American-Chinese animated co-production, “Kung Fu Panda 3” (pictured), which grossed more than $500 million at the worldwide box office.

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