James Wang
Courtesy of Huayi Brothers
China

Huayi Brothers Media

James
Wang

Co-Founder / Vice Chairman / CEO

Along with older brother Dennis (aka Wang Zhongjun), Wang (aka Wang Zhonglei) started Huayi Brothers as an advertising company in 1994, but it would become a multinational entertainment behemoth. Where Dennis operates quietly on the business end, James is the man about town, attending film festivals and schmoozing talent. He has a remarkably long relationship with top Chinese director Feng Xiaogang (“Cellphone,” “If You Are the One”) that has yielded not only films but theme parks. Admired for their professionalism and corporate governance, the brothers are still trying to outrun China’s encroaching Internet giants. A proposed purchase of Studio 8 collapsed in 2014, but they moved on to an equity and co-production pact with STX.

Career

  • Wink Animation
  • U.S.-China Entertainment Summit

Education

  • Beijing Youth Politics College (China)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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China's Huayi Brothers Sets Superhero Franchise Pact With Michael Uslan

China's Huayi Brothers Sets Superhero Franchise Pact With Michael Uslan

China’s Huayi Brothers Media has teamed with “Batman” producer Michael Uslan to launch a film and TV franchise based on the “Thunder Agents” comic book series.Uslan announced the pact and the projects at a panel discussion during New York Comic Con this weekend. He and Huayi, China’s largest private sector film conglomerate, later held a launch party at the United Nations, which is also a partner on the package, along with Florida firm CEA Group, and graphic novels house IDW...

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