Donnie Yen Indicators With APA Company

Worldwide famous person Donnie Yen has signed with APA.

The Chinese language-born actor is a family identify internationally because of his vastly standard and acclaimed Ip Man film sequence and has crossed over to Hollywood with outings in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which grossed over a billion {dollars}, and Disney’s live-action remake, Mulan.

Yen subsequent stars reverse Keanu Reeves in Lionsgate’s motion thriller, John Wick: Chapter 4, set for launch March 24.

The company sees the actor as a expertise model and, simply because it turned rapper-actor-entrepreneur 50 Cent into an manufacturing empire, hopes to convey the identical power as a way to elevate him to a brand new degree.

A martial arts movie icon, Yen made a splash into the Hong Kong cinema scene when he starred in director Yuen Woo-ping’s martial arts comedy Drunken Tai Chi. He has influenced motion motion pictures throughout the globe and has turn out to be a serious determine not solely in Chinese language motion cinema but in addition in movement footage worldwide. Yen is a fistful of expertise, not solely appearing in motion pictures but in addition producing, directing and choreographing tasks as effectively.

He produced, directed and starred within the ardour challenge Sakra, an adaptation of the traditional Chinese language novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and starred in and produced Chinese language hits Dragon Metropolis and Raging Hearth.

Yen first tackled Ip Man in 2008, portraying the martial arts grasp of Bruce Lee in a biopic. The film turned successful and over the following decade, he made three extra, all of which have been hits in China and the U.S.

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Yen’s signing continues APA’s sizzling streak of nabbing prime expertise that’s typically being missed by a few of the greater businesses as they jockey over company acquisitions, giving the company the chance to turn out to be the biggest full-service company different to the large three of CAA, WME and UTA.

Because the CAA acquisition of ICM Companions, APA has been aggressive and profitable in making the most of {the marketplace} disruption to signal 18 new brokers, together with 12 from ICM Companions, bringing in over 300 new purchasers. New purchasers embody Regina Corridor, William H. Macy, Ken Jeong, Nathalie Emanuel, Michael Rainey Jr, Michael Cera, Rosa Salazar and Marc Maron, in addition to over 200 new touring purchasers in music and comedy. Over 50 new different tv government producers/ manufacturing corporations have additionally been signed in latest months.

Peco Ng at Bullet Movies, Yen’s manufacturing firm, will proceed to function the actor’s Hong Kong supervisor.



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