Belinda Lui has taken up her new job as president and MD at Asia of the Motion Picture Association, the Hollywood studios’ collective lobbying body. The appointment was announced in October a year ago by MPA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin.
Lui replaces Mike Ellis that has stood down afterwards 20 years at the part. Ellis, who had been last week in Beijing in an yearly MPA occasion, will remain an advisor to the company for a transition period.
Trained as a lawyer, Lui has been WarnerMedia’s senior executive in the area. She had been head of international relations and public policy in Asia-Pacific in AT&T WarnerMedia. Her remit included: government affairs for AT&T, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner Broadcasting, such as CNN); cybersecurity; and information privacy.
Lui is going to be established in Hong Kong and will report to Gail MacKinnon, the MPA’s senior executive VP for international policy and administration affairs. “Belinda unites the MPA at a time of deep growth and opportunity for the movie and television sector from the Asia-Pacific area,” said MacKinnon. “She is widely admired as a strategic leader with profound insight to the Asia-Pacific sector. Throughout her part-time profession, Belinda has given thought leadership on technology and media issues across many fora. Her history of brokering strategic ventures and collaborative management style is going to be a fantastic advantage to the MPA and its own associates.”
“This is an exciting period of innovation, development and chance for the market, and Asia-Pacific is among the world’s most energetic and intricate areas,” explained Ms. Lui.
The MPA’s six members are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal City Studios; and Warner Bros.. Entertainment.
BBC, Sony, Framestore Make Asia Appointments
Cheryl Png has been promoted to VP, distribution, South East Asia and Stanley Fernandes has been promoted to VP, distribution, South Asia, at BBC Studios Asia. Each will discover new income streams for the BBC’s distribution enterprise.
Png has been head of distribution, channels and digital at BBC Studios Southeast Asia for the final two years. Her duties included securing income offers for the BBC’s branded companies within the area, together with launching BBC Participant and BBC First in Singapore and Malaysia and likewise increasing CBeebies’ distribution to Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Fernandes was director of content material gross sales, South and Southeast Asia, primarily based in India. His duties included bringing BBC First to Zee Café, CBeebies to Zee Q and “Physician Who” to Star India. The BBC has additionally promoted Sweta Sriram to supervisor, content material and types for South Asia, reporting to Fernandes.
Sony Footage Networks India has appointed Saugata Mukherjee as head – authentic content material, digital enterprise. Mukherjee will oversee the Hindi authentic content material initiatives for streamer SonyLIV and increase the footprint of the platform. Mukehrjee was beforehand with Disney’s Hotstar as head of improvement and inventive, and editor, Hotstar Specials.
In the meantime, main VFX outfit Framestore, had appointed Akhauri P. Sinha as the top of its new Mumbai studio. He’ll report on to Framestore’s international managing director, movie, Fiona Walkinshaw, and shall be answerable for establishing Framestore’s latest workplace in Mumbai. Sinha was beforehand managing director of Technique Studios’ India operations.
Sinha is the primary of a number of new hires by Framestore. The corporate is making a crew in Asia to work intently with its present London and Montreal operations.
Dominique Inexperienced to Head Dinard Movie Competition
Dominique Inexperienced, a veteran of each the French and British movie industries, has been appointed creative director of the Dinard Movie Competition, a competition in Brittany, northwestern France that showcases movies from the U.Okay.
Inexperienced’s early profession concerned distribution, exhibition and festivals and a sting at Virgin Movies. Twelve years primarily based in Paris noticed her as creative marketing consultant at TF1 and head of growth at StudioCanal. She additionally tutored at The Media Enterprise College in Spain and lectured on the Paris movie faculty, EICAR.
She returned to London to turn out to be MD of the legendary picture company Magnum Images and has continued to work between London and Paris, educating on the Nationwide Movie and Tv College within the U.Okay. and as marketing consultant to the American Heart for Artwork and Tradition in Paris.
“The city of Dinard may be very proud of the appointment of Dominique Inexperienced. Past (Inexperienced’s) many and treasured abilities, the selection of a British nationwide sends a robust sign to our neighbors throughout the Channel to remind us that in Dinard, Brexit doesn’t exist,” Mayor of Dinard, Jean-Claude Mahé, stated.
“The Dinard competition should stay this cultural bridge over the ocean as a result of the love story between Dinard and the British world is so previous that it’s going to absolutely not finish in 2020.”
“This beloved competition for thirty years has linked the city of Dinard with British cinema. I look ahead to enjoying my half in its future growth,” stated Inexperienced. The subsequent version runs Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2020.