Jerry Ye
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It must be nice to be wanted. A year ago Jerry Ye (aka Ye Ning) was in the thick of things, promoting $40 million fantasy adventure film “Mojin The Lost Legend” co-produced by Wanda, Huayi and Enlight Media. But only a few months later Ye, a long-time Wanda lieutenant, crossed the floor and joined Huayi Brothers Media as CEO. At the time Wanda was busily reshuffling its movie operations, accommodating the Legendary Entertainment acquisition and trying to refinance the segment.

If Ye felt passed over, he isn’t saying. But since that time Wanda and Huayi appear to be engaged in a tit-for-tat battle sparked by the loss of the valued executive. Huayi has made much of Ye’s “strong distribution capabilities and operational experience.” Ye spent 14 years at Wanda and was named exhibitor of the year at the 2012 CineAsia convention. A founder of Wanda Pictures, Ye was also producer of “Mojin” and smash hit “Goodbye, Mr Loser.” Now entrenched at Huayi, Ye has helped launch a new animation division and will be instrumental in building on the STX deal.


  • Huayi Brothers Media
  • Dalian Wanda Group


  • Chongqing University (China)

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Jerry Ye Joins China's Huayi Bros. From Wanda

Jerry Ye Joins China's Huayi Bros. From Wanda

Huayi Brothers, one of China’s top film groups, is preparing for further growth with the hiring of senior executive Jerry Ye and completion of control of an overseas acquisition vehicle.Ye (aka Ye Ning), one of China's most prominent film executives, joins Huayi as CEO of movie division Huayi Brothers Pictures.Ye had been an executive at property to entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda since 2002, and was previously VP of Wanda Culture. He was named ‘exhibitor of the year’ at the CineAsia exhibition and distribution...


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