Bill Kong
Edko Films
Hong Kong
2019

Edko Films Ltd.

Bill
Kong

Executive Director

A leading cinema operator and distributor out of Hong Kong, Kong is one of the most respected film backers in the world. While others are still working out how to co-produce with China, Kong and his Edko Films have been doing it for years, with Edko also among the nation’s multiplex pioneers. Oscar kudos arrived in 2000 with Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Kong’s other seminal productions include “House of Flying Daggers” and “Curse of the Golden Flower,” both directed by Zhang Yimou; Stephen Chow’s 2004 “Kung Fu Hustle”; and Lee’s 2007 erotic spy drama “Lust, Caution.” The company raked in some $350 million with the 2015 CGI fantasy “Monster Hunt” and its 2018 sequel. This year’s headline production is Australian-Chinese thriller “The Whistleblower.” 

Career

  • CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
  • MONSTER HUNT
  • RISE OF THE LEGEND

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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The scion of a theater-owning family, Bill Kong has long had a reputation for being a shrewd businessman who carefully watches the pennies, but never loses sight of the big picture.Deeply rooted in the commercial — sometimes brutal — Hong Kong industry, Kong has also been a pioneer in China, as producer, distributor and exhibitor.With these strengths and his publicity-shy, down-to-business approach, Kong has been a key go-between for the U.S. and Chinese industries for a couple of decades.He sealed...

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