Huayi Brothers Plans East Asia’s Largest Indoor Studio Complex for Shanghai
Huayi Brothers Media is planning to build East Asia’s largest indoor film and TV studio in Shanghai as a part of a one billion yuan ($152 million) cultural tourism complex, an official at China’s leading independent TV and film production company said on Friday.
Beijing-based Huayi is best known for its work producing the films of director Feng Xiaogang, whose hit 2010 earthquake drama Aftershock was the first IMAX film made in a language other than English.
Led by Huayi Bros Pictures president Dennis Wang Zhonglei and backed by majority shareholders in the government of Shanghai’s Jiading Industrial Zone, construction on the first phase of the Huayi Brothers Culture City will begin later this year.
First phase sound studios and later plans for studio tours and entertainment rides are a part of the first foray by Shenzhen-listed Huayi into the cultural tourism industry.