In a move that was widely anticipated,
Chan, a former actor who haswritten, directed and produced more than 20 features during his 30-year career,will oversee all production activities for the company.
"Philip already has a numberof very exciting projects in development and some of them will go intoproduction before the end of the year," said EMP chief executive Albert Lee.
Chan also previously servedas CEO of Mandarin Films and in November 2003 founded his own company, EndlessIdea Management, which focused on concert promotion and feature filmdevelopment in mainland
EMP has not produced any newfilms over the past year although its sales arm had a busy slate at
Rob-B-Hood,starring Jackie Chan, was sold to more than 10 distributors at
The US$17m action comedy isscheduled for aSeptember 29 day-and-date release in