Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Ticketing Platform Weying Moves into Production

Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Ticketing Platform Weying Moves into Production

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Chinese online ticketing giant Weying Technology Co is moving into film production and distribution with an initial slate of ten projects.

The Beijing-based company, which is backed by Tencent and Wanda Group, has launched production label Nextainment Pictures, which will focus on production, investment and IP development. Meanwhile, distribution label Nextainment Distribution will leverage Weying's internet distribution capabilities and 'big data' services.

Initial projects include $9m animation Snowkid, from the co-directors of hit comedy One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes, Lu Hengyu and Li Shujie, which Weying will co-produce with Shanghai Animation Studio and Tencent Pictures.

The slate also includes comedy Passed Out, starring Ge You (Let The Bullets Fly), Du Chun and Charlene Choi, which Ge will also executive produce. Guo Shang (South Of The Clouds) is directing the film, which has Novoland International and Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures on board as co-producers.

Weying will also co-produce Su Lun's comedy Slimming Man with Xu Zheng Studio and Perfect Sky Pictures. …

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