Wang Changtian
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China
2019

Enlight Pictures

Wang
Changtian

CEO / President

A former financial journalist who crossed to the business side of entertainment, Wang started Enlight Media 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 took the company public. The following year, he produced the groundbreaking contemporary comedy “Lost in Thailand.” Hits have flowed this year with “Crazy Alien” and the 20-years-late release of “Spirited Away,” but the brutal industry correction that began in mid-2018 means that Enlight will barely be profitable this year. Still, that’s far better than some other studios, and Wang is a hard-boiled survivor. Maoyan, his investment in movie ticketing, provided another form of success when it completed its Hong Kong IPO in February.  

Career

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

Education

  • Fudan University (China)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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China's Enlight Projects at Least 95% Fall in Net Profit in First Half of 2019

China's Enlight Projects at Least 95% Fall in Net Profit in First Half of 2019

Beijing-based Enlight Media, one of China’s most prominent production companies, said Monday it expects a steep decrease in net profits of up to 96% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2018 — an indicator of the deep turmoil in the Chinese industry, which has been hit by regulatory changes and new tax burdens. Whereas the company booked net profits of RMB2.1 billion ($305 million at today's exchange rate) in the first half of...

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