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Two Fox units combine to co-produce Chinese-language content for global distribution
MUMBAI: Fox International Productions (FIP), 20th Century Fox’s international production arm, and Fox Networks Group Asia (FNG Asia) today announced their collaboration to develop and co-produce Chinese-language content, including films, mini-series, and TV series for distribution globally.
Both FIP and FNG Asia have been actively producing and investing in Chinese-language content. Combining the resources and expertise, the two Fox units will strengthen their capability and competitive edge in the production business, making them the go-to platform for local creative talents to work with in creating high quality content for audiences in China and around the world.
Fox International Productions president Tomas Jegeus said, ”Greater China, and Asia overall, represent a very significant portion of our strategic focus on the production of feature films globally. FIP joining forces with Fox Networks Group Asia will now solidly position us as a go-to, one-stop shop for our local partners, and amongst the creative community overall in the region.”
Fox Networks Group Asia president Zubin Gandevia added, “There is an appetite for high quality Chinese-language content and FNG, through our well established and renowned Chinese movies channel brand SCM, is perfectly placed to drive positive developments in this area. Now with our partnership with our sister company, Fox International Productions, I have no doubt together we will be a formidable force in the Chinese content space.”
The collaboration will include development of new scripts and remake of existing Fox titles. The first title will start production in 2017.
Since its inception in 2010, FIP has produced, co-financed and distributed more than 50 local-language titles in 11 countries. The company has produced films specifically for the Greater China region, including Hot Summer Days; The Butcher, The Chef & The Swordsman; Love in Space; Kwai Boo: Crazy Space Adventure and Bride Wars.
Fox Networks Group Asia, through its flagship Chinese blockbusters movies channel SCM, has co-produced and distributed a number of box office hits, including award-winning , critically-acclaimed Sara; Ah Boys To Men 3; Full Strike; 1965; Let’s Eat; and Go Lala Go 2.