La Peikang
Bai Xueqi/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom
China
2018

China Film Group

La
Peikang

Chairman

While many Chinese men dye their hair to maintain the vivid sheen of youth, La wears his 
gray coif and rimless glasses like badges of studious seriousness. He could easily be lost in a crowd, but that would be to underestimate the fluent French speaker who has sometimes been labeled as the most powerful man in Chinese film. Since 2014, La has headed China Film Group, thereby having a major hand in film import choices and domestic and international movie investment decisions. In 2016, he delivered a different kind of blockbuster — the share listing of CFG that had eluded the group for over a decade. Alas, some of the fizz has arguably been lost since then, as since 2017 the company’s Hollywood investments have slowed to a trickle.

Career

  • THE GREAT WALL
  • KUNG-FU YOGA
  • THE ADVENTURERS

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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China Film Co. to Cooperate With Paramount

China Film Co. to Cooperate With Paramount

China Film Co, part of the Chinese state-owned movie conglomerate China Film Group, says it is to cooperate with Paramount Pictures in production and distribution.The revelation marks not only a growing level of exchange between Hollywood and China, but also growing Chinese connections with Paramount – at a time when Viacom is understood to be evaluating bids for a strategic stake in the film studio. Chinese companies including Wanda are believed to be among the front-runners.Earlier in the week Alibaba...

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