Magazine article Screen International

Oriental DreamWorks Names Peilin Chou Chief Creative Officer

Magazine article Screen International

Oriental DreamWorks Names Peilin Chou Chief Creative Officer

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ODW also unveils key projects.

Oriental DreamWorks (ODW), a venture backed by DreamWorks Animation, CMC Capital Partners, Shanghai Media Group, and Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited, have announced the appointment of Peilin Chou as chief creative officer. The company also unveiled several key projects Chou has been shepherding.

Previously the head of creative for Oriental DreamWorks, in her new role, Chou will be responsible for shaping the animation studio’s overall creative direction and overseeing all of its animated feature films, including the previously announced Everest, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures in 2019.

Oriental DreamWorks is an animation studio focused on the production of family-oriented feature animation motion pictures for the global market, with hyper-appeal in China.

Chou comes to ODW with over two decades of industry experience in film, television, and theatre. She previously held positions as vice-president of original series at Spike TV, senior vice-president of programming at AZN Television, and director of development at Nickelodeon. She also served as a development executive at Walt Disney Feature Animation and Touchstone Pictures, where she was part of the team that developed and produced Mulan, Toy Story 2, Phenomenon and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion.

“We are very excited that Peilin Chou is taking on this role as we expand our slate and commit to bringing audiences worldwide the highest quality in animated entertainment,” Li Ruigang, chairman of ODW and Chairman and CEO of CMC Capital Partners, said. “I know she will make a tremendous contribution to Oriental DreamWorks. Peilin’s extensive experience in creating successful global content, and her cultural connection and passion for China, make her uniquely qualified to lead the global mission of ODW. As a well-loved industry veteran with deep relationships, Peilin is attracting a wealth of world class talent to our studio, which I know will greatly enrich all of our films and projects. …

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