Bill Kong
Courtesy of Edko Films
Hong Kong
2020

Edko Films Ltd.

Bill
Kong

Executive Director

As executive producer of Disney’s powerhouse live-action remake of “Mulan,” Kong served as the “godfather of all cultural advice,” according to the film’s director, Niki Caro. A leading cinema operator and distributor out of Hong Kong via his Edko Films, with a long history of co-productions with mainland China, he has produced international hits by top directors Ang Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Lust Caution”), Zhang Yimou (“House of Flying Daggers,” “Curse of the Golden Flower,” “Hero”) and Stephen Chow (“Kung Fu Hustle”). Edko raked in some $350 million with the 2015 CGI fantasy “Monster Hunt” as well as its 2018 sequel. Kong’s recent films include the Australian-Chinese thriller “The Whistleblower” and 2020’s CGI-heavy fantasy “Soul Snatcher.”

Career

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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