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On the first day of Hong Kong’s Filmart, the iconic actor’s Beijing-based Sparkle Roll Media announced the launch of a new Hong Kong-based international sales arm, which will handle “high-quality action films and high-profile Chinese language films by acclaimed directors and top producers,” according to the company. The new venture will also manage sales on all future Sparkle Roll Media productions.
“We are thrilled to introduce our new international sales arm, which further expands Sparkle Roll Media’s position as a leader in Chinese-language media and entertainment,” said Joe Tam, vice president of Sparkle Roll Media Culture Industry Development “The new sales group brings together a strong team with years of experience in the film industry, and they will play a crucial role in the growth of Sparkle Roll Media.”
Chan’s primary vehicle for managing his brand and developing and producing his films for years, Sparkle Roll Media has evolved over the past decade into an international media company with businesses spanning film financing, film production, film distribution and marketing, exhibition (via the SR Jackie Chan Cinema chain), TV production, talent management, large-scale events and performances, and other activities.
Sparkle Roll Media’s new sales arm is headed by Will Lin, who previously was with Fortissimo Films, and Andree Sham, who spent time at Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan’s We Distribution. Veteran Hong Kong executive, Katherine Lee, will serve as a consultant to the company. Lin and Sham will share the title of director, international sales, and will report to Tam and Sunny Sun, vice president of Sparkle Roll Media.
On Monday, Sparkle Roll also revealed its latest slate, which includes: Bloom of Youth, (original title: Fang Hua), about the trials and tribulations of a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s; Jackie Chan: Down to Earth, a feature-length documentary, directed by Sun Lin, exploring the actor’s five-decade career as a martial arts action-comedy star; and A Better Tomorrow 4: Ding Sheng, a brand-new chapter of John Woo’s blood-soaked saga.
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