Yip in GM role at Emperor Motion Pictures


HONG KONG -- Emperor Motion Pictures appointed May Yip as general manager of distribution Wednesday.

It marks a homecoming for Yip, who left the then-Emperor Multimedia Group in 2003 to head the distribution department of Fortune Star Entertainment. She now reports to EMP CEO Albert Lee.

EMP will release no fewer than six films in 2008. "Mei Lanfang," directed by Chen Kaige and starring Leon Lai and Ziyi Zhang, headlines EMP's slate of films this year. "Kung Fu Dunk," Stephen Chiao's basketball follow-up to the record-breaking "Shaolin Soccer," will star popular Taiwan singer-actor Jay Chou, and is scheduled for the Chinese New Year period in Hong Kong and China, one of the most lucrative of the year.

The slate also includes Derek Yee's "Shinjuku Incident," the non-action drama featuring kung fu star Jackie Chan, Daniel Wu and Naoto Takenaka; David Lee's "Yes, I Can See Dead People"; Sylvia Chang's "Run Papa Run"; and Jeff Lau's "The Fantastic Water Babes."

EMP, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Emperor Group, is the feature film and TV production and distribution entity behind such films as the Chan vehicle "The Medallion" and Jiang Wen's "The Sun Also Rises."