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About Janet Yang

Janet Yang has a long history in both Hollywood and China -- she is known for her prestigious and award-winning films, and as a bridge between two cultures. In the early 80’s, she discovered now world-famous directors such as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou, whose films she imported. That in turn led to a position with MCA-Universal, where she brokered the first post-war sale of American studio films to China. She then became Steven Spielberg’s liaison in China for the shooting of the historic film, EMPIRE OF THE SUN.

Once bitten by the production bug, she continued to work as a production executive at Universal. In 1989, Oliver Stone asked her to become his partner in their new company, Ixtlan. While there, she produced such acclaimed, award-winning films as THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and INDICTMENT: THE MCMARTIN TRIAL, as well as assisting Mr. Stone in his body of work. Following her tenure at Ixtlan, she formed The Manifest Film Company with partner Lisa Henson. There she continued to produce prestigious fare with top talent: ZERO EFFECT, SAVIOR, THE WEIGHT OF WATER, and HIGH CRIMES.

Ms. Yang was recently produced DARK MATTER, helmed by celebrated theater director Chen Shi-Zheng, and starring China’s young star, Liu Ye, alongside Aidan Quinn and Meryl Streep; it is due for release April of 2008. She is also executive producer of the festival favorite, YEAR OF THE FISH, directed by David Kaplan.

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Languages Spoken english, mandarin
Gender female
English Name Janet Yang
Member Since March 28, 2008
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Languages Spoken
english, mandarin
Member Since
March 28, 2008