Poon, Li join Celestial Pictures

Execs come aboard as studio re-enters film production

HONG KONG -- Celestial Pictures will re-enter film production with the appointments of veteran film executive Peter Poon as senior VP, theatrical distribution and producer Rosa Li as creative executive, the company announced Monday.
 
Poon will oversee the distribution of an upcoming slate of original films financed and produced by Celestial, as well as the development of remakes of Shaw Brothers films, of which Celestial Pictures owns a library of over 700 titles. 

Poon was previously GM at News Corp. subsidiary Star Group’s filmmaking branch, Fortune Star Entertainment, and Hong Kong major Media Asia.
 
Rosa Li, producer of Kenneth Bi’s “Rice Rhapsody” and “The Drummer” and formerly senior VP at Shaw Media, will lead a team to develop and manage the production and investment of future Celestial slate of original features and Shaw Brothers remakes.
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