Magazine article Screen International

Arclight Opens China Office

Magazine article Screen International

Arclight Opens China Office

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Elliot Tong will head the sales company's Beijing hub.

The office will focus on film and television sales rights for China and all Asian territories and new acquisitions, and act as liaison between Chinese films, productions and co-productions.

Tong is a graduate of the NYU Film School and Beijing Film Academy and has worked extensively with major names in China, from Jackie Chan to Stanley Tong, Stephen Chow and Andy Lau.

He played an instrumental role in the success of Chinese productions and co-productions including China's first 3D Stereoscopic animated feature Legend Of A Rabbit, which was distributed to more than 80 territories and won a number of Chinese animation awards.

Arclight Films handled world sales on Bait 3D, which in 2012 became the number one grossing Australian film in China on $30m.

Hamilton and his team have represented The Assassins [pictured] starring Chow Yun Fat, Dangerous Liaisons with Zhang Ziyi, Badges Of Fury starring Jet Li and the upcoming Donnie Yen vehicle Special ID. …

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