Alumni Notes: Class of 2009


Felice Bee led the Huay Brothers into the International Film & Television Alliance and began handling foreign sales for the company's TV dramas.

released her debut English-language album, "BoA," in the U.S. in '09, and her seventh Japanese album, "Identity," in February.

Tianqiao Chen
, 36, the founder of Shanda Interactive Entertainment is now worth about $1.3 billion after he spun off Shanda Games in '09.

Tony Jaa
has been writing, directing, producing and starring in "Ong Bak 3," set to bow in April.

Jason Jiang
joined Beijing advertising firm Filmore Media as CEO to oversee its integration of resourses from his previous place of employment, Focus Media.

Francis Kao
founded comics, games and animation entertainment company Unicorn Studios this year after leaving Imagi Animation Studios at the end of '09.

Siddharth Roy Kapur continues to sit at the helm of UTV Motion Pictures, which in '09 delivered edgy, successful fare including India's foreign-language Oscar entry, "Harishchandrachi Factory."

Hiroyuki Nishimura has launched a series of live event tie-ins with the Nico Nico Douga video-sharing site, which now has about 14 million users.

Shengdong Pang, the CEO of, developed and launched a game platform to focus on chess, card and other mind games to compete with rival Tencent's QQ Game platform.

Alvina Wong left Mandarin Films in '09, and is now head of Chilli Advertising and formed One Dollar Distribution to bring Korean, Japanese and U.S. features and documentaries to Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.
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