Media Asia Entertainment Group
Media Asia Entertainment Group , Media Asia Group , is a Hong Kong production company
Production company
A production company provides the physical basis for works in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video.- Tasks and functions :...

 and distributor
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 for films made in Hong Kong and throughout China. It is a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development Company Ltd.
Lai Sun Development
Lai Sun Development is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange established in 1987 by the textiles magnate Lim Por-yen. His company, Lai Sun Garment, was founded in 1947, is also listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange...


Headquartered in Hong Kong, Media Asia is one of Asia's largest Chinese language film studios. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Dealing
Singapore Exchange
Singapore Exchange Limited is an investment holding company located in Singapore and providing different services related to securities and derivatives trading and others. SGX is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges and the Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges FederationSingapore Exchange...

 and Automated Quotation System in November 2004. The executive officer of the company is John Chong
John Chong
John Chong Ching is a Hong Kong film producer and presenter. He is one of the most successful producers of Hong Kong cinema beginning with the Golden Age of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan in the 1970s and 1980s. He is now a veteran film producer of Media Asia Group, the company behind the Infernal...

, a co-founder of Media Asia. The chairman of the Company is Peter Lam
Peter Lam
Peter Lam Kin-ngok , son of industrialist tycoon Lim Por-yen and his second wife, U Po-chu, is the Chairman & CEO of Media Asia Entertainment Group.-2008 Speeding offense:...

, the younger son of Lim Por-yen
Lim Por-yen
Lim Por-yen was a Hong Kong textiles tycoon and banker. He founded the Lai Sun Group , and his family was the biggest shareholder of Asia Television .-Biography:...

, who founded the Lai Sun Group.

Media Asia was also the only international entertainment company listed on the bourse. On 25 June 2007 the Singapore exchange approved the request to delist the company. 1 August 2007 following a compulsory buyout of minority interests in the company, it was successfully delisted.


Media Asia has produced or co-financed over 50 Chinese language films. These include box-office successes such as Initial D
Initial D (film)
Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series.-Plot:...

, Wait 'Til You're Older
Wait 'Til You're Older
Wait 'til You're Older is a 2005 Hong Kong film directed by Teddy Chan.-Plot:Kwong is a young boy who lives with his father and stepmother . He blames his stepmother for the suicide of his mother 3 years earlier and continually runs away from home...

, A World Without Thieves
A World Without Thieves
A World Without Thieves is an award-winning Chinese action / drama film directed by Feng Xiaogang and starring Andy Lau, Rene Liu, Ge You and Li Bingbing. The film is an adaptation of a novelette of the same title by Zhao Benfu that was first published in 1999. The original story is moderately...

Magic Kitchen
Magic Kitchen
Magic Kitchen is a 2004 Hong Kong film, directed by Lee Chi-Ngai.-Synopsis:Yau is the proprietor of a successful restaurant/cafe. However, her personal life is very sad. During a television show, she meets her ex-lover Chuen, who announces that he is going to marry her best friend...

, and the Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the triads, and a police officer secretly working for the same gang. The Chinese title means "the non-stop path", a reference to Avici, the lowest...

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Media Asia has a library of over 269 Chinese language films that it distributes to more than 30 major international markets. It has built up a range of output agreements with Asia-leading television channels, including Hong Kong Cable TV
Cable TV Hong Kong
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 (Hong Kong), CCTV 6 (China), Eastern Broadcasting (Taiwan
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), MediaCorp TV (Singapore
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) and Celestial Movies
Celestial Movies
Celestial Movies is a 24-hour movie channel bringing current Chinese blockbusters to the world. The channel also showcases internationally acclaimed titles from Japan and Korea, and features behind-the-scenes, interviews with movie stars and directors, entertainment news and film award ceremonies...

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) and has formed a joint-venture with China Film Group
China Film Group
China Film Group Corporation , abbreviated as CFGC, is the largest and most influential state-run film enterprise in China.-History:The predecessor China Film Corporation was established in 1949...

 for film distribution in China.


Media Asia's films have won 183 awards and have been nominated more than 250 times at international film awards and at film festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival , also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978...

, Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

, the Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years in Venice, Italy. The Venice Film Festival is part of it. So too is the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is held in even years...

, the Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival is a film festival established in 1985. The event was held biannually from 1985 to 1991 and annually thereafter...

, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
The Hong Kong Film Awards , founded in 1982, are the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong and among the most respected in mainland China and Taiwan. Award ceremonies are held annually, typically in April. The Awards recognize achievement in all aspects of filmmaking, such as directing,...


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