Dennis Wang

Huayi Brothers Media


Founder / Chairman

More reclusive brother Dennis Wang (aka Wang Zhongjun), along with the younger James (aka Wang Zhonglei), started Huayi Brothers as an advertising company in 1994 but transitioned into film. While Dennis is responsible for business and James keeps an eye on talent, both have creative ideals and entrepreneurial smarts. The company was once compared to Miramax for its indie flair. Now, with a range of businesses including cinemas, fashion, music and theme parks, a comparison to Disney is more appropriate. Admired for their professionalism and corporate governance, the siblings are still trying to outrun China’s encroaching Internet giants. In Hollywood, the brothers got near the altar with Studio 8 but instead signed an equity and co-production pact with STX.


  • Huayi Brothers Media
  • Shanghai Film Festival
  • GDC Technology


  • Stony Brook University (NY, USA)

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Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

Dennis Wang, founder and chairman of Chinese film conglomerate Huayi Brothers Media, said Monday that he would invest $16 million (RMB100 million) in the company over the next year. The move is intended to bolster confidence after the company was recently rocked by a celebrity scandal.Wang, the elder and more reclusive of the two brothers who still head the company, made the announcement in a regulatory filing. He owns 22% of the company, and is famous for having spent $61...


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