Beijing-based Enlight Pictures, the film sector of Enlight Media Group, has unveiled a slate of four films that it will invest in and distribute in 2008.

The company also announced that it plans to expand its business to international co-productions, acquisitions and project development, in addition to its current film distribution business.

The four pictures include: Johnnie To's romantic drama Linger, which has already been released; Tsui Hark's Missing, which it is co-financing with Hong Kong 's Mandarin Films; Jeff Lau's Fantastic Water Babes, co-produced with Emperor Motion Pictures, and Alan Mak and Felix Chong's Lady Cop & Papa Crook, co-produced with Media Asia.

The company will also assist promotion of the flat-fee Spanish title Transsiberian. A sixth film is also in the works but is yet to be confirmed, according to Zhang Zhao, CEO of Enlight Pictures.

At a press conference held in Beijing, Zhang also announced Enlight's three-year strategy. It will invest in and distribute ten films a year in the next three years. This will include films co-produced by Enlight and foreign films acquired on a flat-fee basis.

According to Zhang, Enlight plans to invest in a few blockbuster-sized films while focusing more on mid-sized genre films. It will also set up a distribution subsidiary Oriental Legend to distribute small-budget films.

'Film investment and distribution will be our core business, but we have also set up a project development department that has 30 projects in storage,' Zhang said.

Established in 2006, Enlight Pictures has co-distributed and distributed five films in the last two years, including Confession Of Pain, Triangle and Flash Point.

Enlight Media Group owns a TV production company, artist management company and advertising company. Last week, it called off merger plans with NASDAQ-listed Hurray! Holding, which was seen as the largest entertainment merger in China in 2007.