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Huayi Brothers Media Corp. (Chinese: 华谊兄弟传媒股份有限公司; pinyin: Huáyì Xiōngdì Chuánméi Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Chinese multinational entertainment company that owns a film studio, a television production company, a talent agency, a record label, and a movie theater chain founded in Beijing by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei in 1994. The company made world news on October 30, 2009 when the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext Board was halted, after HBMC's stock price reached 122.74 percent above its IPO price, to open at 63.66 yuan per share.[1] Patrick Frater of Variety called it "China’s largest private sector film conglomerate".[2] In 2014, the company was the seventh-largest film distributor in China, with 2.26% of the market.[3]

Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
华谊兄弟传媒集团
Public (SZSE:300027)
IndustryEntertainment
Founded1994
FounderWang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei
Headquarters,
Number of locations
1
Area served
China
Key people
Wang Zhongjun (Chairman & CEO), Wang Zhonglei (President)
ProductsMovies, television shows, music, movie theaters
ServicesTalent representation for musicians and actors/actresses
RevenueIncrease CNY 892,000,000 (2011)
OwnerWang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei
SubsidiariesHuayi Brothers Film Investment Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers TV Service Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Contemporary Culture Broker Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Music Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Advertising Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers International Distribution Ltd
Huayi Brothers Korea Co., Ltd.
Websitewww.huayimedia.com
Huayi Brothers
Founded1994
FounderWang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei
GenreMandopop
Country of originChina
LocationBeijing, China
Official websiteent.sina.com.cn/huayi

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HistoryEdit

The company was founded in 1994 as a film production company. It underwent a comprehensive expansion into the media industry through investing and now produces movies, TV shows, & music and operates a film studio, TV production company, a talent agency, a record label, and movie theaters.[4] In February 2011, Huayi Brothers revealed their plans to create the largest TV and film studio complex in East Asia.[5] Also, they announced that they aim to earn 10 billion yuan in the box office by 2016.[6] As of April 2015, the company was worth US$7.9 billion.[7]

In 2014 the company announced that it had agreed to invest as much as $150 million in Studio 8, the production company launched by former Warner Bros. executive Jeff Robinov, but the partnership never materialized. Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International later signed a deal to invest in Robinov's company instead.[8] The same year the company acquired 79% stake [9][10][11][12] in GDC Technology Limited, a Digital Cinema solutions provider, which was held by private equity funds Carlyle Group and Yunfeng Capital.[13][14][15]

ArtistsEdit

ProductionsEdit

FilmsEdit

Year English Title Alternative Title Notes
2004 A World Without Thieves 天下无贼
2005 Cell Phone  手机
2006 Rob-B-Hood 宝贝计划
2007 Assembly 集结号
2007 The Warlords 投名狀
2008 If You Are the One 非诚勿扰
2009 The Message 风声
2009 Look for a Star 游龙戏凤
The Spring in The Winter
2010 Aftershock 唐山大地震
2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 狄仁杰之通天帝国
2012 LOVE
2012 CZ12 十二生肖
2012 Taichi 0 太極:從零開始
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection 画皮II
2013 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 西遊·降魔篇
2013 Mr. Go 大明猩
2013 Personal Tailor 私人订制
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁傑之神都龍王
2014 Women Who Flirt 撒娇女人最好命
2015 Lost and Love 失孤
2015 Only You 命中注定
2015 Mojin: The Lost Legend 鬼吹灯之寻龙诀
2015 Dragon Blade 天将雄师
2015 Mr. Six 老炮儿
2016 The Boy
2016 Warcraft
2016 Free State of Jones
2016 The Wasted Times
2016 Hardcore Henry
2016 The Edge of Seventeen
2016 Rock Dog
2016 Bad Moms
2017 The Space Between Us
2017 Revenge for Love 瘋岳撬佳人 Distribution[16]
2017 The Foreigner
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas
2017 Molly's Game
2018 Thunder Agents [2]
2018 Blazing Samurai
2018 Mile 22
2018 Peppermint
2018 The Happytime Murders
untitled Horror film (co-production with Silver Pictures) [17]

TV SeriesEdit

Year English Title Alternative Title Notes
Husband and Wife
Soldiers Sortie
Pursuit
My Chief and My Regiment
Dwelling Narrowness

Talent agencyEdit

HBMC manages over 100 Chinese A-list celebrities of movie, music and TV. Xun Zhou, Angelababy, Kun Chen, Zhao Wei and Shu Qi have appeared in Huayi productions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All stocks trigger suspensions on China's Nasdaq-style board under price-rise rules on first day". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Patrick Frater (October 12, 2015). "China's Huayi Brothers Sets Superhero Franchise Pact With Michael Uslan". variety.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "China Film Industry Report 2014-2015 (In Brief)" (PDF). english.entgroup.cn. EntGroup Inc. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  4. ^ www.trmusic.com.cn/intro/about.htm
  5. ^ "Huayi Brothers to build East Asia's largest film and TV studio complex". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-02-24.
  6. ^ "Huayi Brothers unveils their moneymaking plan". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-03-16.
  7. ^ Patrick Frater (April 9, 2015). "Chinese Media Stocks Stage Major Rally in U.S. and Asian Markets". variety.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Verrier, Richard For Hollywood, the road to China is littered with broken deals Los Angeles Times. September 7, 2015
  9. ^ https://technology.ihs.com/511196/huayi-brothers-to-acquire-leading-stake-in-gdc-technology
  10. ^ https://variety.com/2014/biz/asia/chinas-huayi-to-pay-125-million-for-d-cinema-group-gdc-technology-1201307397/
  11. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chinas-huayi-brothers-buys-controlling-733146
  12. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-09/17/content_18614620.htm
  13. ^ https://www.carlyle.com/our-business/portfolio-of-investments/gdc-technology-limited
  14. ^ https://www.carlyle.com/media-room/news-release-archive/carlyle-led-consortium-acquires-80-stake-gdc-technology
  15. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/carlyle-cinema-idUKL3E7LH0CC20111017?type=companyNews
  16. ^ "疯岳撬佳人". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  17. ^ https://variety.com/2017/film/news/hayes-brothers-joel-silver-horror-movie-1202632782/

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