Former Enlight Pictures Head Zhang Zhao Joins LeTV
Beijing’s subscriber fee-based Hulu clone LeTV has hired Zhang Zhao, formerly head of Enlight Pictures, to head up a new feature film division, the Chinese producer said on Tuesday.
Zhang, who produced Chinese hits such as the All’s Well That Ends Well films (2009-10), told The Hollywood Reporter that he would announce the new Le Vision Pictures’ first five-year plan, including tie-ups with partners in Hollywood, in the coming months.
“LeTV has produced a few films but they wanted to get deeper into the film business and expand their international connections,” Zhang said. “I’m interested in their Internet business but my job is to build up the infrastructure of the Le Vision Pictures.”
Using “le,” one Chinese word for entertainment as a key part of its name, LeTV started up in 2004 and went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010.