Wong Kar Wai’s Hong Kong-based production company Jet Tone Films has appointed former Fortissimo Films executive Winnie Lau as Head of International Co-Production and Distribution.
Based out of Jet Tone’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices, Lau will oversee the company’s strategic partnerships and co-productions with overseas media companies.
Lau was formerly executive vice president of acquisitions and sales at Fortissimo, where she negotiated with international studios, independent distributors and award-winning directors such as Martin Scorsese, John Cameron Mitchell and Wong Kar Wai.
“Jet Tone is delighted to welcome such a seasoned expert to our international team,” said Jet Tone Films CEO Jacky Pang. “Winnie’s proven experience and success in the global markets will allow our company to explore exciting new territory.”
“It is truly an honor to join a production company with such an incredible international track record,” said Lau. “I look forward to working closely with Jacky and Wong Kar Wai to attract new overseas interest in the Chinese market and to produce Chinese films that will speak to a worldwide audience.”
Jet Tone is currently completing post-production on a 3D remastering of Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster, in association with Annapurna Pictures, which Bona Film Group will release in China in October.
Jet Tone’s Partners In Crime, co-produced with Taiwan’s Double Edge Entertainment, recently held its North American premiere in Toronto and will screen at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival.