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Dreams of Dragon appoints Christopher Lee
By Stephen Cremin
Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:30 AM (HKT)
Christopher LEE 李德豪 has joined China's Dreams of Dragon Picture Co Ltd 浙江新原野娛樂傳媒有限公司 as its president of film entertainment. Based between Beijing and Los Angeles, he will develop and produce feature films as well as handling the company's international business.
Dreams of Dragon was a major investor in Cloud Atlas (2012), which made RMB170 million (US$27.8 million) at the China box office earlier this year. The China release, of a version that was approximately forty minutes shorter than the international cut, represented its highest box office worldwide. It made US$27.1 million in the US.
The company also has a track record for discovering new talent in China, having produced youth drama Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting 80'后 (2009) and high-concept thriller The Man Behind the Courtyard House 守望者：罪惡迷途 (2010), by debut directors LI Fangfang 李芳芳 and FEI Xing 非行 respectively.
Lee previously worked at DMG Entertainment ＤＭＧ娛樂傳媒集團 for three years before co-founding his own film production and consulting company Move Eye Media. Before moving to China, he worked at various Hollywood-based production offices including Will SMITH's Overbrook Entertainment.
Dreams of Dragon's CEO Wilson QIU 裘華順 described the hire as important for realising his company's ambitions in production and distribution. "We are ramping up our slate of first-class, cutting-edge entertainment with top talent and creative partners in China and worldwide," he said.