Dexter Studios opens Beijing office
By Stephen Cremin
Thu, 28 November 2013, 22:40 PM (HKT)
Leading South Korean VFX house Dexter Studios has opened a Beijing office to support its Mainland clients and find new productions partners.
Dexter is already active in China, working on local blockbuster Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁杰之神都龍王 (2013), which made RMB600 million (US$98.4 million). It also developed the technology behind creature-feature Mr. Go 미스터 고 (2013).
The South Korean company is also looking at forming production partnerships with companies in China. The company was founded in 2007 by KIM Yong-hwa 김용화 | 金容華, the director of South Korea-China co-production Mr. Go.
South Korean VFX has so-far been instrumental in China's development of a genre-driven local industry that has boosted its domestic box office. Mr. Go was more successful in China than in South Korea, making RMB113 million (US$18.5 million).
The opening ceremony of Dexter's China office, held on 15 Nov, attracted representatives of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation 華誼兄弟傳媒股份有限公司, Wanda Media Co Ltd 萬達影視傳媒有限公司, Bona Film Group Co Ltd 博納影業集團有限公司 and China Film Group Corporation 中國電影集團公司.