BUSAN, South Korea – Four of the world's top movie producers will be descending upon the Busan International Film Festival, looking for new projects and explain how the production system works.
William Fay is an executive producer at one of the best Hollywood productions companies, Legendary Pictures. Legendary Pictures produced various films, such as Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Also, he has participated in Independence Day (1996), Godzilla(1998), The Patriot (2000), Superman Returns (2006), 300 (2006), and Clash of the Titans (2010). In September 2011, he established Legendary East, a joint-production with Legendary Pictures to co-produce Asian films. Now, he is co-producing the film Great Wall with a Chinese production team, Hwai Brothers.
Terence Chang is one of the biggest Hollywood producers and a long-time partner of Director John Woo. In the 1980s, he produced many Hong Kong noir actions films, such as A Better Tomorrow (1986) andThe Killer (1989) with John Woo. Then, he went on to produce John Woo’s major Hollywood works Face Off (1997) and Mission Impossible 2 (2000), Also, he was the executive producer of Korea, China, and Japan’s co-produced film, Red Cliff (2008).
Chang is an influential and powerful producer in Asia and Hollywood. In 2010, he worked as a production manger for Reign of Assasins(2010), in which Asia’s biggest stars Jung Woo-Sung and Michelle Yeoh participated. He also produced the remake of A Better Tomorrow. In these days, he is working on the remake of The Killerwith the director of A Moment to Remember (2004), Lee Jae-Han.
Nansun Shi is one of the best producers from Hong Kong who has worked for almost 30 years in film. She the former wife of director Tsui Hark and the founder of his production company Film Workshop. She also participated in the film A Better Tomorrow (1986), and A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), and has been famous as the producer of Internal Affairs (2002) and Dragon Tiger Gate (2007). She was a member of the juries for the official selection in competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
Peter Loehr established the first Chinese in-house film company Imar Film in 1997, which manages production, distribution and marketing. In 1999, the film Showerdirected by Yang Zhang and produced by Peter Loehr won 11 awards from Toronto, San Sebastian, Thessaloniki, Rotterdam, Udine and Seattle International Film Festivals. In the same year, he was selected as one of Variety’s ’10 Producers to Watch’.
After he became Managing Director of CAA, Chinese biggest talent agency, in 2005, the agency has grown to represent over seventy artists in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. CAA was involved with three of the largest co-productions in Asia, which are John Woo’s Red Cliff (2008), J.J Abrams’s Mission Impossible 3 (2006) and director Rob Minkoff’s Forbidden Kingdom(2008), and The Karate Kid (2010) produced by superstar Will Smith. CAA includes director John Woo, actor Daniel Wu, and actress Karen Mok.