Changtian Wang
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Enlight Pictures


CEO / President

A former financial journalist with a flair for the business side of entertainment, Wang started his course with Enlight in 1998 after three years as a producer at Beijing Television. He initially partnered with state firms to build his distribution business, and in 2011 he took the company public. The following year he produced the groundbreaking contemporary comedy “Lost in Thailand,” which singlehandedly introduced the concept of ROI to the industry. But many have not heeded the lesson, and this year Wang warned that consolidation is coming due to financial tightening and poor rental returns. The other ace up Wang’s sleeve: his large position in the Maoyan, now merged with Weiying, to create a duopoly in online ticketing.


  • Enlight Pictures
  • Tianjin Maoyan Media Co. Ltd.
  • Business Times - China


  • Fudan University (China)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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