His recent credits asproducer include Chinese director Xie Dong's One Summer With You, whichis screening in the New Currents competition here at
In his new role, Lee aims toincrease Celestial's involvement in Asian projects with international potential,working with the company's executive vice president, acquisitions &distribution, Gordon Cheung.
"Initially, we're focusing onChinese-language projects but will look at the possibility of collaboratingwith Japanese and Korean filmmakers and investors," said Lee.
Lee has strong links to boththe Korean and Japanese film industries. He executive produced Kwak Jae-yong's Windstruckand managed Salon Films'
Celestial owns anddistributes the 760-title Shaw Brothers library. But as most of the library hasnow been licensed globally for video and TV, the company is looking for newproduct to feed its distribution outlets and international sales operationheaded by Cheung.
Meanwhile, October Pictureswill continue to produce its own projects and function as a production servicescompany under Lee's former partners Rosa Pang and Charles Kim.