List of Khmer entertainment companies

This is a list of notable companies and people of the Cambodian film and entertainment industry.

CompaniesEdit

Founded in the 1960sEdit

  • TVK (Khmer) (since 1966), Cambodia's original broadcasting station; broadcast in black and white until 1986

Founded in the 1970sEdit

  • Pisnoka (1970-1975), owned by actor Vann Vannak, and all films of which he plays the leading male role
  • Sovann Kiri (1972-1984), a now-defunct Khmer-Thai joint film company owned by movie stars Dy Saveth and Hui Keung; ran in Cambodia 1972-1975; ran in Hong Kong 1975-1984

Film and entertainment companies founded after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 include:

Founded in the 1980sEdit

Founded in the 1990sEdit

Founded in the 2000sEdit

  • Khmer Entertainment Inc. (since 2005), CEO Lim Cheang; an entertainment promotion company targeting Cambodian Americans; sponsors high-profile singers in Cambodia and holds large scale performances in various US cities[1]
  • Khmer Mekong Films (since 2006); a film and television production company based in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia

PeopleEdit

Notable Cambodian film producers and directors include:

  • Fey Som Ang (1989–present), Cambodian film director; also associated with Thai film productions
  • Parn Puong Bopha (1989–present), Cambodian film director
  • Kong Buncheun, novelist; music composer, producer, and director since the 1950s
  • Tea Lum Kang, Chinese-Cambodian film director of the 1970s; directed the Cambodian film Pos Keng Kang
  • Huy Kung, Chinese-Cambodian film director of the 1970s and 80s
  • Brendan Moriarty (2003-present), American-Cambodian director and producer
  • Rithy Panh (1988–present), French-trained Cambodian producer
  • Ieu Pannakar (b. 1931 – d. 2018), film director from the 1950s
  • Channy Peakdey, film director since 1989; directed the 1994 version of Promatt Promong
  • Tim Pek (1975–present), Australian-Cambodia film director and producer
  • Matthew Robinson, British-Cambodian founder of Khmer Mekong Films
  • Dy Saveth, film producer and actress from the 1970s; also associated with Thai film productions
  • King Norodom Sihanouk, former king; directed more than 46 Khmer films, 43 of which were produced after his abdication in 1955
  • Yvette Som (1990–present), producer of Angkorwat studio films
  • Mao Somnang, Cambodian novelist and screenwriter of the 1980s and 90s
  • Tat Somnang, Cambodian, singer, producer, and film director of the 1970s
  • Vann Vannak, film director and actor from the 1970s

ReferencesEdit