Han Pictures and Media Announces First China Production

China hedge fund and private equity investment fund manager, Dr. John Liu, CEO and lead partner in the recently established HAN Pictures and Media Corp announces its first major film and television production for "EMPRESS of TANG" - a $35 million combined budget for a 12-episode television series and associated feature film with CCTV.

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China hedge fund and private equity investment fund manager, Dr. John Liu, CEO and lead partner in the recently established HAN Pictures and Media Corp announces their China co-production slate for film and television which covers their brand of high-quality content.

"HAN'S content will be very high-quality in both story-telling and in execution. Our brand is broad appeal global-audience and China specific stories. Our projects are attracting and will attract the very best global talents to ensure that success".

Dr. John Liu, CEO

HAN Pictures and Media has entered into its first major film and television production for “EMPRESS of TANG” - a $35 million combined budget for a 12-episode television series and associated feature film. A-list U.S. directors and a team of top U.S. writers are in negotiations on the productions. The productions will be overseen by both HAN Pictures and CCTV.

“EMPRESS of TANG” is an intense multi-seasons China TV drama series plus global studio films with elements of U.S. Starz Channel's “Spartacus and HBO Channel’s Rome and Gladiator” that will use the life and times of China's only female Emperor - Empress Wu, who led China in the most glorious period where a million people lived in the Capital City Changan of China,and many foreigners served in Chinese governments, and worked and lived there. The funding for 1st season is committed from HAN Capital and Chinese partners to start. We are in negotiations with Hollywood A-list directors, a team of top writers and talents on the production to package this project.

HAN Pictures and Media Corp is a newly established film production and media company based in China and the U.S. and is a subsidiary of the global financial firm, the HAN Group. It is founded by Dr. John Liu, the former Citigroup and SAC Capital Management Senior trader and Senior Managing Director of a China and US hedge fund and investment fund manager. HAN Pictures and Media Corp is an entertainment and media company focused on creative content generation and production, entertainment sector investment, agency business, and new media for online web distribution.

“HAN'S content will be very high-quality in both story-telling and in execution. Our brand is broad appeal global-audience and China specific stories. Many are big stories with a number of them to be set in China with China and global talents working together to tell them. Our budgets will go as high as $150 million U.S. on China co-productions, These are the budgets you need to attract the very best talents to compete globally and to deliver a truly compelling global audience experience film. We are also the only production entity in China that is building China-based franchise stories to compete with U.S./Hollywood franchises in addition to developing compelling China stories and animation projects that can compete in the global arena. China is ready to compete globally and the local market is so large now that a large budgeted film can succeed even without the rest of the world. Our projects are attracting and will attract the very best global talents to ensure that success. We plan on partnering with studios and producers that will attract the very best global talent to ensure success, meanwhile, we are also cooperating with some major film production companies and players in China and USA, like China Central TV(CCTV),the largest State Owned TV Show and Media, Film production conglomerate in China, to get those film projects done”, states Dr. Liu.

HAN Capital, a sister company of the HAN Pictures and Media Company in the HAN Group, also announced initially $200 million USD production and promotion fund for its activities and to participate in funding on its own in-house projects and from others, and this is expected to increase to $500 million USD as warranted by co-production requirements.

The company will make use of the state-of-the art production facilities in China  such as Wanda Studios Qingdao and  China Film Group Studios in Beijing and other facilities globally as needed to produce their high-quality content.

HAN Pictures current slate includes already scripted projects as well as projects in development.

MEDIA & INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

CHINA & U.S.

John Liu, CEO & Senior Managing Partner

(086)13022184667

Email: HANPictures@126.com

Weichat:HANCAPITAL

Skype: john.liu6302

U.S. LOS ANGELES

Lance Dow – Head of U.S. Development

Email: HANpictures.media@gmail.com

Tel: 01(951)286-9016

Skype: lancemoviemaker

ZURI AGENCY – Los Angeles/New York City

Tina Randolph – YA Director, Agent

Tel:01( 619)988-1105

Email: Zurimodelandtalent@zuri.com

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A China-U.S, film, television and media content company developing, producing and distributing content for China and global audiences.