Huayi Brothers

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, Shanghai & Hong Kong by 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
TypePublic
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
Websitewww.huayimedia.com
Huayi Brothers
Founded1994
FounderWang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei
GenreMandopop
Country of originChina
LocationBeijing, China
Official websiteent.sina.com.cn/huayi

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, the production company launched by former Warner Bros. executive Jeff Robinov, but 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]

Around 2019, after the delay of The Eight Hundred due to censorship, the company created a novel Communist party committee so that “correct political orientation ... [would] mix the core socialist values of the party deeper into the company’s blood”.[16]

ArtistsEdit

ProductionsEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year English Title Alternative Title Episodes
2006 Soldiers Sortie 士兵突击 28
2009 My Chief and My Regiment 我的团长我的团 43
2009 Dwelling Narrowness 蜗居 35
2010 Legends of the message 风声传奇 30
2011 Pursuit 追逃 30
2012 Husband and Wife 夫妻那些事 34
2013 The Heart Without Thieves 无贼 48
2018 Long time no see 好久不见 42

FilmsEdit

Year English Title Alternative Title Notes
2004 A World Without Thieves 天下无贼
2004 Kung Fu Hustle 功夫
2005 Cell Phone 手机
2006 The Banquet
2006 Rob-B-Hood 宝贝计划
2007 Assembly 集结号
2007 The Warlords 投名狀
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom 功夫之王
2008 If You Are the One 非诚勿扰
2009 The Message 风声
2009 Look for a Star 游龙戏凤
2009 The Equation of Love and Death 李米的猜想
2009 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 灵偶契约
2016 Warcraft 魔兽世界
2016 Free State of Jones 烈火邊境
2016 The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史
2016 Hardcore Henry 硬核大战
2016 The Edge of Seventeen 成长边缘
2016 Rock Dog 摇滚藏獒
2016 Bad Moms 坏妈妈
2017 The Space Between Us 回到火星
2017 Revenge for Love 瘋岳撬佳人 Distribution[17]
2017 The Foreigner 英伦对决
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas 阿姐響叮噹
2017 Molly's Game 茉莉牌局
2018 Thunder Agents[2]
2021 Blazing Samurai
2018 Mile 22
2018 Peppermint
2018 The Happytime Murders
untitled Horror film (co-production with Silver Pictures)[18]

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". Archived from the original on 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  5. ^ "Huayi Brothers to build East Asia's largest film and TV studio complex". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-02-24. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  6. ^ "Huayi Brothers unveils their moneymaking plan". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-03-16. Archived from the original on 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  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. ^ "Huayi Brothers to acquire leading stake in GDC Technology - Omdia". technology.informa.com.
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick (September 17, 2014). "China's Huayi to Pay $125 Million for D-Cinema Group GDC Technology".
  11. ^ "China's Huayi Brothers Buys Controlling Stake in Digital Cinema Tech Group GDC". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ "Huayi Brothers eyes 79% stake in GDC - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn". www.chinadaily.com.cn.
  13. ^ "GDC Technology Limited | The Carlyle Group". www.carlyle.com.
  14. ^ "Carlyle-led consortium acquires 80% stake in GDC Technology | The Carlyle Group". www.carlyle.com.
  15. ^ "Carlyle, Jack Ma-backed fund invests in China cinemas". October 17, 2011 – via www.reuters.com.
  16. ^ "Subscribe to read | Financial Times". www.ft.com. Retrieved 2021-04-07. Cite uses generic title (help)
  17. ^ 疯岳撬佳人. cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  18. ^ Lang, Brent (December 7, 2017). "Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.

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