Fox International Channels (FIC) unit Star Chinese Movies (SCM) has acquired TV and digital media rights to three of Beijing-based Enlight Media’s biggest current titles.
The three titles are action comedy Hollywood Adventures, written and produced by Justin Lin (Star Trek 3), coming-of-age drama The Left Ear, based on Rao Zueman’s popular novel; and comedy Lost In Hong Kong, which stars Zhao Wei and Xu Zheng.
Zhao Wei also stars in Hollywood Adventures along with Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei. The film is scheduled for wide China release on June 26. The Left Ear was a hit when it was released in China earlier this year and Lost In Hong Kong is scheduled for release in September/October.
The three titles will be available on Star Chinese Movies (SCM) linear, VOD and online catch-up service (SCM Play) after their theatrical releases in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
“We are excited to work with Enlight Pictures and thrilled to be offering such fantastic films to our SCM viewers,” said Cora Yim, FIC’s senior vice president of Chinese Entertainment.
“Mainland Chinese films and TV content have gained more popularity across the region. FIC believes in the power of Chinese content and its ability to travel, and we are leading the charge in bringing this genre to a worldwide audience.”
Enlight’s director of international affairs Yamin Zhang said: “FIC has always been Enlight’s close partner in overseas markets; we hope to bring the best of Chinese content to the world riding on such a quality platform.”
SCM is available in 12 countries, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.