Oliver Stone's 'W' gets Emperor as producer


HONG KONG -- Emperor Motion Pictures is joining U.S.-based QED International and U.K.-based Aramid Capital Partners in financing Oliver Stone's $30 million President Bush biopic "W."

The deal marks the first time that Hong Kong-based Emperor will back a major U.S. production.

Hong Kong socialite-turned-actress/producer Teresa Cheung and Emperor Entertainment Group chairman Albert Yeung join the picture as executive producers alongside Jon Kilik, QED co-founders Elliot Ferwerda and Paul Hanson, and Eric Kopeloff.

QED founder Bill Block and Moritz Borman and Stone will produce the film.

Cheung brought Emperor into the mix after first meeting Block in January. The pair also are working together on another QED project.